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Recipe: The Ultimate Effortless Pulled Pork
Prep Time
1 d 12 hrs
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
1 d 12 hrs 12 mins
An easy recipe for succulent, moist, tender beautifully flavoured pork - perfect for pulling - that only has 20 minutes hands on time.
Course: Main meal
Cuisine: Meat
Servings: 8
Calories: 253 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
  • 3 lb / 1.5kg boneless rolled joint of pork
  • 2 tbs salt
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • For the spice rub
  • 1 dried smoky chilli
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 tsp cumin – ground
  • 1 tsp coriander seed
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic – crushed
  • 1 tsp miso paste
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  1. Grind the spices for the spice rub, add the garlic, miso and soy sauce and mix well.
  2. Place the pork in a strudy plastic bag, dissolve the salt and sugar in a jug of water, stir in a tablespoon of the spice rub and pour over the pork. Add a little more water if needed, give a good squidge to mix well, seal the bag and put in the fridge to brine for 24 – 36 hours.
  3. Once brined remove the pork, and dry it off with some kitchen paper. Rub the remainder of the spice rub well into the meat.
  4. Place the meat in your slow cooker or crockpot and cook on low for about 12 – 14 hours. If you want the pork for dinner start cooking it first thing, for lunch I cook it overnight.
  5. When done remove the joint from the slow cooker, and shred the meat with two forks. Skim and discard the fat from the juices.
  6. Serve with a little of the juice poured over, with bread, buns and salads.
  7. Freezes well.
Recipe Notes

Leftovers freeze well - allow double portions as this is SO good

Nutrition Facts
Recipe: The Ultimate Effortless Pulled Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 2301mg 96%
Potassium 590mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 5g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.