Pulled pork is dish where pork is cooked in low heat in long periods making the pork meat “pulled” apart or easily broken down into smaller pieces due to its tenderness. Traditionally it is slow cooked by smoking the meat but newer versions use oven and slow cooker method to make it more convenient preparing the said dish.
- 800 g pork shoulder, cubed (get the fatty one)
- 1 can root beer
- ½ to 1 cup smoked barbecue sauce (adjust to suit your taste)
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion finely chopped
- freshly ground black pepper
- bread of your choice
- In a pot heat oil and sauté garlic and onions.
- Add pork and brown on all sides.
- Remove everything from the pot and transfer it in a slow cooker, pour root beer and barbecue sauce then cook for 6 hours.
- Remove from slow cooker and place on a pot, then cook until liquid is in a very thick consistency or nearly dried. Use fork to loosen meat into threads.
- Serve with your favourite bread.
Pulled pork can be served in numerous ways and the most popular one is a sandwich filling, other ways can be topped over rice or served on its own. This recipe will be really easy but you have to be patient as the best way to prepare it conveniently id the slow cooker method, so best to do it early in the morning (make sure someone is at home looking after it) so when you come home it’s all ready for you and your favourite bread.