slow-cooker pulled pork with molasses sauce
This was fantastic! Lasted the whole of last week – easily 8 servings.
Purchase a boneless pork shoulder, 4lb (2kg), cut into 3 equal parts. Ours had a small bone that needed to be cut out.
In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm the oil. Add the pork pieces and brown on all 6 sides, about 2 minutes per. Transfer browned pork to the slow cooker.
- yellow onion, finely chopped
Pour off most of the oil from the pan. Add onion and saute until golden, about 5 minutes.
Deglaze the pan with vinegar and then simmer the following ingredients until it starts to bubble:
- ¾ cup cider vinegar
- ¾ ketchup
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
Pour sauce over the pork, and the add to the crock pot:
- ¼ cup light molasses
- 2 tsp red chili flakes
4. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours (or low for 8-10 hours). The pork will be very tender. Transfer to platter. Simmer the sauce on high to thicken slightly and shred while still warm using 2 forks. Discard any large pieces of fat. Return pork to sauce and stir to combine.
Serve over soft rolls. I added fine slices of cucumber and Steve added greek yogurt to the bun. We served it with a large vegetable salad – cucumber, tomatoe and red pepper with feta.
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