Food

MOUTHWATERING BARBECUED PULLED PORK

Date: 07 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food Comments

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Ohhhh my this is gooood!  I am not really a pork lover, although I do love bacon.  However, more often than not, I would rather go for beef or chicken than pork.  But as they say, there is always an exception to every rule! I just love this pork dish!  Delicious in a bun, as it is usually served, but it is also great on creamy polenta with a fried egg on top! Heaven!

Ingredients

  • 1 Pork Shoulder
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • Red Wine
  • 2  tbsps Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 cup Soft Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika OR
  • 1 tbsp Sweet Paprika with
  • 1 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1 tsp Powdered Chilli
  • 1 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 1 cup Gluten Free Vegetable or Chicken Stock
  • 1 sprig of Fresh Thyme or 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Honey

Method

In a large pan, sear the pork shoulder on all sides in a little olive oil.  Remove and set aside.

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Saute the chopped onion until translucent and then add about half cup red wine, a tbsp tomato puree and about a quarter cup brown sugar.  Leave to cook on a very low flame for some minutes so it caramelizes slightly.

Add the vinegar and the garlic and cook for a couple minutes.  Start adding the spices, the ground coriander the cumin, turmeric, smoked paprika (or sweet paprika with a tsp of liquid smoke) the chilli powder and the mixed spice. Add a little stock so it will not dry up, about half cup.  Add also the herbs, the fresh or dried thyme and bay leaves and about a tbsp of Worchestershire Sauce.  Season with salt and pepper.  Finally, add about half a cup of tomato ketchup and also 2 tablespoons of honey.  If it is too thick, thin it down with a little stock but do not add too much.

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Place the pork shoulder in a crockpot and pour in the sauce.  Cook on low until when tested the pork shreds quickly.  This can take up to 8 hours.  Occasionally turn the pork shoulder in the sauce.

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Once it is very tender, grab two forks and shred it, still inside the crockpot.  Mix the shredded pork into the sauce.  Your pulled pork is now ready!

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