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.
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.