Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Schwartz Slow Cookers' BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe Mix
Pulled pork sandwiches make the most satisfying meal for the meat eaters. Just imagine the tender, juicy pieces of pork with the smokey flavour. Simply delicious. Many families have their own favourite marinade for pulled pork. Recently I have tested a new Slow Cookers' BBQ recipe mix from Schwartz, the UK's leading herbs and spices brand.
I don't have a slow cooker (I did win two in the past and gave both away as gifts), and our BBQ is too rusty and decrepit to function, so I cooked the pork shoulder in a ceramic pot in the oven.
Using the Schwartz recipe mix couldn't be easier. For the marinade just mix the contents of the sachet with 125ml tomato ketchup, 2tbsp brown sugar and 3tbsp cider vinegar.
I have also added 1tbsp of molasses for the extra sweetness. There is enough salt in the recipe mix, so I didn't add any.
This is a sweet recipe mix including sugar, smoked paprika, garlic and onion powder, salt, molasses powder, black pepper and more.
You will need about 1.4kg boneless pork shoulder.
Pour the marinade over the pork and cook up to 4 hours on high or up to 8 hours on low until the meat is tender, cooked through and is easily pulled apart with a fork. I cooked the pork without a lid for the 1st hour on high, then covered with the lid and cooked on low for several hours (cannot tell how many exactly, as we went out and I switched the oven off, but it was still inside the hot oven).
The caramelised top of the pork is very dark and sticky. Make a sandwich with the salad leaves of your choice and pour a good amount of sticky sauce over the pulled pork.
Enjoy with a glass of red wine or a beer, with a choice of pickles.
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Disclosure: I received a sachet of a new recipe mix for the purposes of testing and reviewing. All opinions are mine.