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)
- 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
- Place pork in a slow cooker and empty all the marinade over it. Replace lid, switch to low and cook for 8 hours.
- 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.
- Remove pork from slow cooker, and using 2 forks pull the tender pork apart
- 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.
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!
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:)
Hi Alice. I use any mayo at all, but have a preference for Kraft Miracle Whip.
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!
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 🙂
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 🙂