We have got friends coming over for dinner  , and I quite like having something done ahead of time, and  I don’t have to be in the kitchen lots, where there isn’t the potential for things to go massively wrong and something that is super quick to prepare.

I am not joking when I say you can have this nailed and in the slow cooker within 5 minutes. 

I don’t really like pulled pork from chain restaurants as it tends to be slathered in over powering bbq sauce and I don’t really see the point in this. Why cook something for so long which has a lovely texture and delicate flavour and coat it in sweet vinegary stuff? I know I have just massively offended a whole bunch of people 

Poppy and Charlie both love this recipe, which is great as Pops is quite funny with meat and textures – I totally get this, there is nothing worse than eating a lovely bit of meat and then getting loads of fibrous bits stuck in-between your teeth. However, she loves this pork it just melts in the mouth.

This is such a versatile family dish too, you can make it on mass for a ton of  people and stick the leftovers in the fridge for another time.  Shove  it in a sandwich with a tiny blob of mayo and salad ( i suggest you just take the pork part out for this and leave the beans) Have it with a jacket potato and big salad, again totally lush.

I tend to prep this in advance at the same time as cooking supper the day before it’s needed (I am female and therefore totally amazing at multi tasking!) and after eating, clearing up and leaving the kitchen for the final time that day I switch on the slow cooker.

Just to say sometimes there is too much liquid, so I tip it into a massive frying pan and it reduces down super quickly.

1kg cut of pork with fat removed

1 large onion or half a pack of frozen chopped onions

2 pieces of garlic or a large sprinkling of frozen garlic pieces

1 tablespoon of smoked paprika

Good pinch of salt

1 red pointy pepper or normal shaped one!

1 1/2 cans of baked beans


in no particular order bung all of the ingredients in to the slow cooker (apart from the pork and water)

Give them a good old stir and place the pork on top, add a little bit of water to loosen it all up, but not too much – maybe a couple of tablespoons

Turn your slow cooker up to high and cook overnight for about 12 hours.

A few minutes before you wish to eat grab a fork and as soon as you put it in to the pork it will just fall away keep doing this until you have lots of strands, then mix in to the beans and enjoy!

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