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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Burger

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

The most delicious sweet and juicy fall-apart slow cooker pulled pork recipe that's perfect for burgers, tacos and salads. 
5 from 15 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 180kcal
Cost: $20

Equipment

  • slow cooker (crock pot)

Ingredients

  • 500 g pork fillet see notes
  • 1 brown onion large, chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic or 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 225 g (1 cup) BBQ sauce
  • 125 g (½ cup) apple cider vinegar
  • 125 g (½ cup) chicken stock liquid
  • 50 g (¼ cup) brown sugar
  • 1 tbs American mustard
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  • In a bowl, whisk together the minced garlic, BBQ sauce, apple cider vinegar, chicken stock, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Place the pork fillet into the base of a slow cooker (or crock pot).
  • Sprinkle the chopped onion over the top.
  • Pour the sauce over the pork fillet. Stir to coat.
  • Cook on HIGH for 4 hours, or LOW for 8 hours.
  • Use two forks to shred the pork fillet (it should come apart very easily).
  • Stir the pork through the sauce and allow to cook for a further 20 minutes.
  • Serve with burger rolls and coleslaw, in tacos or salads.

Notes

RECIPE TIPS
  • Cut of pork - I recommend using a pork tenderloin/pork fillet for this recipe. You can also use a pork shoulder (which is a fattier cut of meat), but you may need to increase the cooking time depending on the weight as it's a much thicker cut of pork. 
  • Cooking time - cook the pork and sauce in a slow cooker on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours.
  • Shredding the meat - by the end of the cooking time, the meat will be so tender that it will be easy to pull apart with 2 forks.
  • Thickening the sauce (optional) - if you find that your sauce is still a little too liquidy at the end of the cooking time, simply dissolve 1 tbs of cornflour in a small amount of cold water and then stir it through the sauce in the slow cooker.
  • Storing pulled pork - allow the cooked pork to cool before placing into the fridge. Use within 1-2 days or wrap well and freeze for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.1mg