Pulled Pork and Apple Slaw Lunch for 10

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My friend Wendy recently sent in this amazing recipe and having tried it out, I think I’ll be making it time and time again. Utilising all the benefits of a slow cooker, this affordable and tasty meal is just so easy to do. Just put the meat and marinade in a slow cooker 8 hours before your guests arrive. The accompanying apple slaw takes no longer than a standard salad to make and your guests can put it all together themselves during the meal. Wendy made this pork-tastic dinner en-masse for a church dinner recently using two slow cookers and was able to feed everyone affordably in a cinch. I recommend purchasing the pork from a butcher as mine was half the price of my local Woolworth’s. Serving 10 people easily, this recipe costs around $20, when pork is on special. Thanks Wendy!

  • 2kg pork shoulder
  • 1 x 375g bottle BBQ marinade (whatever is cheap, even standard BBQ sauce will do)

Apple Slaw

  • 1/2 small savoy cabbage, shredded
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 2 small apples, grated
  • 1 cup mint leaves, finely chopped (if you have it – if not, don’t stress)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon squeeze or juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 20 bread rolls or french stick/baguette equivalent
  1. Place pork in a slow cooker and empty all the marinade over it. Replace lid, switch to low and cook for 8 hours.
  2. Combine cabbage, carrot, apple and mint in a salad bowl. In a separate measuring jug, combine mayonnaise, dijon and lemon juice. Dress slaw mixture with the dressing and toss well.
  3. Remove pork from slow cooker, and using 2 forks pull the tender pork apart
  4. Place fresh rolls, pork and apple slaw in the centre of the table, allowing people to put together their own pork and apple slaw rolls.
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8 responses »

  1. Wow. I waver on purchasing a slow cooker and had pretty much decided to not get one. But this recipe may just push me over the line. I’ve had pulled pork at a church dinner and we all LOVED it. Who knew it was that easy!

  2. What sort of mayo do you use Jane? Whole egg or the fat free stuff? BTW, I love this blog! Thanks for getting me out of a tight spot with inspiration and helping bring the grocery bill down. Very much appreciated:)

  3. I made this for youth group leaders dinner yesterday and turned out really great! I served it with salad and roast veggies rather than the apple slaw, and put a layer of sauted onions and garlic at the bottom of the slow cooker. So easy and seriously economical. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. I found pork shoulder on special at Woollies recently and so I tripled this recipe, borrowed another big slow cooker, and served pulled pork rolls for 30 at a university ministry weekend away. Worked beautifully. Thanks Jane 🙂

  5. Hi Jane,
    We have made this twice and it was absolutely delicious! It was really hard to pull though after the first little bit. Do you know why this might be? It was a super-dodgy old crock pot so my guesses are that it doesn’t go low enough or that the meat couldn’t sit down in the juices. What do you think?
    Thanks mate 🙂

    • Hi Jess. I reckon it probably hasn’t cooked long enough – my guess is your croc pot doesn’t get warm enough. You could put the pork on overnight and take it out when it’s had a few more hours than the last time you made it. If you don’t think temperature is the issue, check your cut of pork – was it shoulder? But I reckon you might need a new slow cooker. Mine is a bottom of the range Breville that cost less than $50. I’m not a fan of the ones that do browning and other things – I like to brown in my one decent stove top frypan and use the slow cooker for its basic capabilities.

      • Yep, pretty sure that I had a shoulder. ok, I’ll give it a go for a bit longer. If not, yep, might pop it on the gift ideas list 🙂
        Thanks 🙂

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