Cheat’s Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Cheat's Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

Slow cooker pulled pork is one of my family’s favourite treat meals. It tastes kinda decadent in a fast food kinda way. But it’s bigger on the taste value AND it’s super cheap to make.

The pork joint cost me just under £2.50 for Aldi and the sauce ingredients were already in my cupboard, but per use would probably only amount to another 50p to a £1. I reckon you can get about 8 baps out of this recipe so you can essentially feed 8 people for around £5 including the buns.

Bargainous AND delicious.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Bap

With this recipe, all you need is a handful of ingredients, hopefully they should be staples in your fridge and store cupboard anyway, plus a joint of pork shoulder. Bung it all in a slow cooker and a few hours later you have a dinner of epicness.

I like to use the shoulder of pork for the recipe as there is a nice amount of fat rippled through the meat which melts down and adds loads of flavour to the dish.

This slow cooker pulled pork is nice a balance of spicy, sweet, a touch of tartness and full on meatiness. I think it works rather well. I make it quite saucy/gloopy for maximum decadence. If you like a drier pulled pork do reduce the stock and ketchup.

We like to serve it on toasted brioche-style baps with a handful of salad or coleslaw. These would probably work nicely with my sweet potato fries.

Trust me, if you like pulled pork you are going to love this.

Raj has just asked me when I’m making this again!

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Cheat’s Slow Cooker Pulled Pork (serves approx. 6-8)

  • 1kg Pork Shoulder, skin and excess fat removed
  • 100ml Tomato Ketchup
  • 3tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1tbsp Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 Garlic Puree
  • 150ml Chicken Stock
  • Generous seasoning of salt and pepper
  1. With a sharp knife chop the pork into fist-sized chunks and place in slow cooker.
  2. In a jug or small bowl combine the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
  3. Pour over the pork and toss until pork is well coated.
  4. Cook in the slow cooker for 6 hours on low heat (or 4 hours on medium-high, depending on your particular slow cooker). Maybe give it a stir every couple of hours.
  5. Serve.