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BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe


  • 2 large onions roughly chopped
  • 2 sticks of celery finely chopped
  • 4 large garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 tblsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp hot cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes passata for smoother finish
  • 200 ml water
  • 1 tblsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 75 g soft dark brown sugar
  • 50 ml malt vinegar
  • 1 tblsp yellow mustard
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1.8-2 kg pork shoulder


  1. Fry onions and celery till soft. 

  2. Add garlic, thyme and cayenne pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes. 

  3. Add all other sauce ingredients and mix well.

  4. Add pork shoulder and coat with sauce. 

  5. Leave in slow cooker on high for 4-5 hours. 

  6. Remove skin. This should come away easily. Pull apart the remaining meat with 2 forks. Stir pulled meat through the sauce and leave in slow cooker for another hour. 

  7. Skim off excess fat. 

Recipe Notes

If you don't have a slow cooker this can be cooked in the oven. Follow instructions above and put all ingredients into a lidded casserole dish. Place in preheated oven 150C/130C fan/gas 2 for 4-5 hours until the skin comes away easily and the meat can be pulled apart. Stir pulled meat through sauce and place back in the oven for 30 mins.