Pulled pork is pork which has been slow cooked, usually by barbecuing, in order to make the meat meltingly tender. It can also be cooked slowly in an oven or a slow cooker and when finished the meat should be easily pulled off in segments. It then usually served in a sandwich with Barbecue sauce.
I came across a recipe for Pulled Pork the other day and decided I would give it a try and see what it was like. I thought it sounded really nice. I adapted the recipe a bit as I did not have all the ingredients so this is my version.
The finished joint was very tender and melting. Once I had the pork on the plate I shredded it into pieces which made it easy to serve.
I found the easiest way to get the pork to shred was to use two forks to pull it into strands. I decided I was going to serve the pork on toasted panni bread with fried red onions, coleslaw and some barbecue sauce.
The coleslaw decided to jump out of the pot and go everywhere so you can’t really see the pork in the sandwich. It was, however, very tasty. I would definitely try making this again, its the sort of meal you can just add to the oven and forget about until later. This allows you to get on and do other things without worrying about cooking. The longer you cook it the more tender it gets and it is really easy to make, whilst looking like you have spent lots of time in the kitchen.If you are not in the house you can also cook pulled pork in the slow cooker and come home to find it ready. I love recipes that can be cooked slowly and turn out full of flavour, another of my favourites is ham, slow cooked in coke which gives it a nutty flavour.