Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Pulled pork recipe (slow cooker)

I have been searching for a good pulled pork recipe for many many months but every recipe I found had elements that didn't appeal to me.  I wanted 2 things - tasty and easy!

Finally I found a recipe that was both of these things and received rave reviews.  I adapted it slightly and the result was lovely.  I might try a gravy version next.


Recipe adapted from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/92462/slow-cooker-texas-pulled-pork/


  • Spray oil
  • 1 large onion
  • Pork shoulder roast - approx 1.8kgs
  • 1 cup smokey BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup sugar - I used raw sugar
  • 1 Tbspn worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme

1. Spray base of slow cooker with oil.

2. Dice onion and place in bottom of slow cooker.

3. Place pork in slow cooker - fatty side up.

4. In a jug, add BBQ sauce, vinegar, stock, sugar, worcestershire sauce, garlic and thyme. Stir and pour into slow cooker.

5. Cook on low for 10 hrs or until meat is falling apart. Try not to remove the lid during cooking time.

6. Remove pork from cooker.  Remove excess fat.  Shred pork with a fork and place back into the slow cooker to soak up some juices.  Serve on fresh roll.


  1. Is there anyway that I can cook without using slow cooker? I meant can I cook with normal pot but longer time?

  2. Hi Cheryl, I don't see why not. You could make this in the pot but you would have to leave it on the stove for a very long time to cook the meat enough for it to fall apart. Let me know how it goes.