When we were on holiday in Wales we went to a traditional Welsh restaurant
This restaurant was known for its pies. Flaky pastry filled with chicken, cheese, veggies etc.
What does this have to do with pulled pork? Well, I'm not a huge fan of pies I experienced.
The only other thing they had on the menu were snacks. Perfect because I love having a taste of everything.
I chose, amongst others, the nacho's with pulled pork. And oh my god!
This went straight to my to-do list. I just had to recreate this dish!
Type of meat
I made it immediately when we came home! Well, at first I did have to look op what kind of meat to use.
I found that porkchop from the shoulder whas the easiest type of meat. Easy to get in your local supermarket as well.
I bought 1.5 kilo's of meat. That sounds like a lot but that's including bone.
Dry rub and bbq sauce
You first have to bake the meat shortly on high temperature in the dry rub. Then is goes into the oven and when it's done you mix it with the bbq sauce and bake it for a little more.
A Dutch oven is perfect for this recipe but you can use a slowcooker or just a regular pan on the stove as well.
Take your time
I like quick recipes but you can't make this quick. You really want the meat to be tender and juicy.
I don't like beer but it does add a lot of flavour to this dish. I used a heavy darkbrown beer but any will do. You can also use just water if you don't have any beer or don't want to use any.
- 1.5 kg porkchop from the shoulder
- 3 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon paprika powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- bit of oil
- 1 beer (I used a dark beer)
- 1/3 bottle bbq sauce
- Preheat the oven to 150 degrees celcius
- Mix the sugar with the salt, paprika, garlic, cumin and pepper.
- Cut the bones of the meat and cut in cubes of 5cm by 5 cm.
- Wrub the meat with the dry rub.
- Heat up a bit of oil and bake the meat at high temperature until brown. Do a bit at the time so all the meat is really seared.
- Put all the meat back in the pan, add the beer and put the lid on. Put 2.5 hours in the oven. Check occasionally to see not al fluid has evaporated.
- When your meat is done you can either pull apart using to forks or whisk the meat until shredded.
- Add the bbq sauce and put back in the oven, without lid this time. Bake until the meat has crispy edges.
How to clean your pan
Rinse out your pan, fill with water and baking soda and put on the stove with the lid on. Let this simmer for about a half an hour and you can clean your pan without trouble.