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Random tangent: happy Bonfire night everyone! Does anyone have any firework plans this evening?

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming: I don’t eat much meat. In fact I try to limit myself to only eating meat a few days a week. But I can’t resist the lure of a slow cooked meal. Be that a Sunday roast or a delicious brisket. So today, I’m bringing you a BBQ Pulled Pork recipe perfect to keep you warm on a cold fall night. 

BBQ Pulled Pork
508 calories
118 g
0 g
3 g
9 g
1 g
516 g
2049 g
84 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 508
Calories from Fat 29
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 2049mg
Total Carbohydrates 118g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 84g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 red onions, chopped
  2. 3 bay leaves
  3. 1 tablespoon of paprika
  4. 1 pork shoulder
  5. 140 g of tomato ketchup
  6. 4 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  7. 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  8. 3 tablespoons of dark brown sugar
  9. salt
  10. pepper
  11. bread rolls, to serve
  12. coleslaw, to serve if desired
  1. Preheat your oven to 170 C. Leaving the strings on your pork shoulder, rub the paprika and a dash of salt and pepper into your meat. Cover your meat in foil and place in the roasting pan filled with at least 200 mL of water. Cook for an hour and a half.
  2. When that hour and a half is up, remove your pork from the oven (keeping the oven on) and take the foil off. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, red wine vinegar and dark brown sugar. You won't be able to pull your pork at this stage but you should be able to break it up into chunks. Do so and add in your red onions and bay leaves. Then top with half of your BBQ mixture (the ketchup, red wine vinegar creation), and spread evenly over everything. Cover your whole pan in foil and return to the oven for an hour. Place the other half of your BBQ mixture in the refrigerator.
  3. After that hour is up, you should be able to pull your meat easily using two forks. (If not, return it to the oven for 15-20 more minutes.) Once you've pulled all your pork, remove the bay leaves and cover evenly with the remaining BBQ sauce. Recover the pan with foil and return to the oven for a final 30 minutes.
  4. Make pulled pork sandwiches with a side of coleslaw to serve.
  1. The ingredients I used are in exact quantities to the original recipe sent to me by Homeserve. However, the directions listed above are different and are of my own.
Rhyme & Ribbons
dry rub

pulled pork dry rub
onions and bay leaves
pre pulling
pork and coleslaw
pulled pork and buns
pulled pork meal
pulled pork

The ingredients and initial recipe for this post were provided by Homeserve, but all edits to the recipe and opinions are my own.  You should click over because they have some other great recipes live on their site for their new online magazine, “Ketchup”. Or you can search the hashtag: #KetchupCreations 

What’s your favourite way to eat BBQ pulled pork? In tacos? Sandwiches? On its own?

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  • Slow cooked pulled pork is so tasty!

  • This looks SO GOOD!!!

    Sophie Cliff

  • A slow cooked pulled pork recipe that doesn’t require an slow cooked? PERFECT!! THANK YOU!!!

    • Yep- I don’t have one either! The only things that’s slightly annoying is that you can’t just dump it into the slow cooker and go about your day – you actually need to be home to watch the oven 🙁 xx

  • Our slow cooker broke (burnt red wine incident) and I used the oven and it’s great cuz you can fit a bigger amount in!!! We use a spice rub with ground coriander seeds as well, and cook it with onions and peppers. Pulled pork might be my favourite meal, with slaw on a bun and hot sauce, can’t beat it

  • I love pulled pork! I make it all the time in my slow cooker, because its such an easy meal to throw together. I usually get lazy and just use a premixed spice rub before I put it in, and then just a store bought BBQ sauce afterwards, but I definitely want to try this recipe out! It looks delicious!

    • This recipe would be super easy to adapt for a slow cooker! (I really want a slow cooker but our kitchen is so small we’d have nowhere really to store it 😉 )xx

  • I have to admit I’m not usually a huge fan of pulled pork, but you make it look really good!! xxx

  • This recipe for BBQ Pulled Pork is awesome. I love the spices used for the Pork. This dish is perfect for eating with the bread or rice.

  • Ala

    Oh life Amanda, what I’d give for some of this pulled pork and a decent bread bun… and proper ketchup! Looks amazing x

    • It’s the little things that get missed the most, right? What food do you think is at the top of your missing list? xx