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Food: BBQ Pulled Pork


A couple of weeks ago I made a massive batch of BBQ pulled pork and had it for lunch everyday. Each day I'd get a comment asking me how I made it, and to be honest it was all plucked from inside of my head.

Then I made it for dinner the other night, and as I was cooking it thought I should probably document it so I can share it with others (hence the not so great quality of pictures.)

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This is all totally made up from my head and based loosely on how I see others do it, so feel free to adapt it yourself, and be warned that the ingredients serving may differ slightly.

I can also say that everyone in my fussy family enjoyed and loved this meal (I served it as shown in the first picture.)

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"BBQ Pulled Pork" servings="4-5" time="4hr 30mins" difficulty="easy"


4/5 pork shoulder steaks

An onion

2 garlic cloves (crushed)

400g passatta

2 tbsp smoked paprika

1 tsp chilli powder

2 tbsp BBQ Sauce

2 tbsp Lea & Perins

1 tbsp Sweet Freedom

Chipoltle Chill Grinder

Splash of coke


1) Chop onions finely and fry with the garlic until the start to brown and become soft

2) Add the pork steaks and cook for about 1 minute on each side until the have a bit of colour

3) Pour over passata and the spices/ sauces and mix together (add more/less until it's to your taste)

4) Cover the pan with a lid (ensuring all steaks are under the sauce) and cook for around 3 hours with the lid on over the lowest heat setting.

5) Once the pork looks like it's about to fall apart, take it out and with two forks pull it apart. If it doesn't pull easily, cook it for a bit longer.

6) Whilst the pork is out of the pan focus on your sauce. Bring it to the boil and stir constantly until the sauce thickens up, taste and see what flavours need adding.

7) Put pork back in the pack and cook on low heat again for around 10-15 mins then serve


There are so many ways to do this, but this is just how I found easiest. You could use a whole pork joint, but this is a much faster way. This would also work well in a slow cooker.

I added pepper to mine which gave it a sweeter taste too, I just chopped one red pepper and put it in after the sauce had been added.

Beans also go really well in this sauce.