BBQ apple pulled pork

BBQ apple pulled pork

A delicious and more-ish take on BBQ pulled pork using apples for natural sweetness

time

15 mins

pan

3 hours

fire

230 kcal

time

15 mins

pan

3 hours

fire

230 kcal

BBQ-apple-pulled-pork

SERVES

6

DIFFICULTY

EASY

SERVES

6

Difficulty

EASY

I was given a lovely gift last week- a huge bag of windfall apples! My youngest daughter is not a fruit eater, but she loves stewed apple, and the whole family (apart from me!) love spiced apple cake, so we already have lots of uses for them, but I also remembered that last year I had a go at making a bbq pulled pork that incorporated apple into the sauce to make a really delicious pork dish- the girls both loved it, and it was a fantastic dish that provides meals for days afterwards!

I have oven baked this, as I didn’t start it until lunchtime and I wanted it in time for the kids’ tea, but it would also be awesome in the slow cooker!

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BBQ apple pulled pork

Servings: 6
A delicious and more-ish take on BBQ pulled pork using apples for natural sweetness
Syns: 0.75 per portion (cooked apple)
Print Recipe
15 mins
3 hrs

Ingredients

  • 800 g approx pork loin joint, any fat removed
  • 2 large cooking apples approx 200g apple once peeled and cored, chopped into chunks
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp garlic powder/granules
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 200 ml chicken stock
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 160c
  • Mix together the cider vinegar, tomato puree, garlic granules, onion powder, worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, cinnamon, paprika, ground ginger, and mix into a paste.
  • Stir the paste into the chicken stock
  • Remove all of the fat from the pork loin joint, and place into a large casserole dish. Add the chopped apple into the dish, and pour over the sauce.
  • Pop the lid on, and put into the oven for 1.5 hours. Bring it out just to stir, break down the apple with a wooden spoon and cover the pork with the sauce.
  • Pop back into the oven for another 1.5 hours. Once finished cooking, pull the pork apart with 2 forks, stirring thoroughly into the sauce.

Notes

This would be lovely with some extra added spice- I plan to try habanero tabasco in it!
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