This pulled pork is great for a main meal and perfect for sandwiches. I’ve served mine with homemade apple sauce, homemade baguette, fried onions and gravy. Delicious. This recipe also won Best readers’ recipe 2012, seen here: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/oct/21/observer-food-awards-readers-recipes

For the pulled pork. (Serves 2-4)

Ingredients:

  • Oil for greasing,
  • 750g of pork shoulder (please note the bigger the shoulder, the longer it will take to cook, check the packet or with your butcher)
  • 1/2 tbsp of chili flakes
  • 1/2 tbsp of wholegrain mustard
  • 100ml of white wine or cider vinegar
  • 125ml of apple cider
  • 2 small onions, finely sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • Salt and black pepper

Method:

  1. First of all, preheat your oven to 170 degrees and oil a baking tray.
  2. Next, Place the pork in the tray and mix together the chili, mustard, salt and black pepper and rub the mixture into the pork.
  3. Pour over the vinegar and cider, then scatter the onion and garlic.
  4. Cover with foil and place in the oven for one hour 15 minutes, then remove the foil and cook for a further 45 minutes.
  5. Once cooked, ‘pull’ the pork by using a fork to and shredding with another fork.
  6. Serve with apple sauce and any other things you fancy.

Apple sauce:

Ingredients:

  • 225g of cooking apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 lemon, zest only
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • 15g of butter
  • 1 tsp of caster sugar

Method:

  1. Place the apple in a pan along with the water and lemon zest, then place on a low heat and stew the apples with the lid on until soft.
  2. Once soft, take off the heat, add the butter and sugar, mix well and let cool.
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