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Pulled pork


A tangy southern dish

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  • 2-3kg pork shoulder joint
  • 3 large carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 4 sticks of celery
  • 330mls cola
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried allspice
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


servings 4
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 270mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Mix brown sugar, cayenne powder, cumin, allspice, and smoked paprika and put aside.

Step 2

Quarter the onion and celery and add to a large oven proof pan, slice the carrots lengthways and place in the pan with the onions and celery.

Step 3

Add the cola to the pan.

Step 4

Rub the spice mix into the pork shoulder and place on top of the vegetables.

Step 5

Cover and cook in the oven for 4 hours at 100°C.

Step 6

Remove lid from pan and place back in the oven and continue to cook at 200°C for 20-30 minutes until crackling is crisp.

Step 7

Remove the pork from the pan and take off the crackling and set it aside as garnish. Shred pork and serve with bbq sauce.

If you do not have cola, you can use ½ pint of chicken stock instead.

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