Pulled Pork With Paprika Pulled Pork With Paprika

Pulled Pork With Paprika

Pulled pork should be cooked low and slow Here’s a simple, yet delicious recipe to get you going if you’ve never cooked it before.

Prep Time

Prep Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time

cooking time
6 hours

Easy Cooking Skill

cooking skill


6 people


  • 1.6kg joint boneless pork shoulder (remove the rind/skin if you wish)
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika



Preheat the oven to 220°C, 200°C Fan, Gas Mark 7.


Line a roasting tin with a sheet of foil large enough to cover the pork later. Loosely fold the foil back for now. Remove the string, unroll the pork, pat dry with kitchen paper and place in the tin.


Mix the salt, sugar and paprika. Massage half the mix lovingly all over the pork. Keep the other half for later. Roll the pork up again (there is no need to re-tie the string) and put it in the oven for 30 minutes leaving the top uncovered so it browns beautifully.


Turn the oven down to a laid-back 150°C, 130°C Fan, Gas Mark 2. Remove the roasting tin and fold the foil over the top of the pork. Pop it back into the oven and let it cook lazily for about 5 hours or until tender. 


Crank up the oven to 220°C, 200°C Fan, Gas Mark 7. Uncover the pork to crisp for 10 minutes. Take it out of the oven, cover with foil and let it rest for 30 minutes. 


Shred the pork (in the cooking juices) into chunky pieces with two forks. Add the rest of the salt, sugar and paprika mix and stir well.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with crusty rolls and coleslaw, with a side of potato wedges or corn on the cob.

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