Recipe of the Week: Sam Canning’s Free Range BBQ Pulled Pork

Pulled pork is really versatile – you can serve if hot on a bun or cold on a sandwich. It’s one of my all-time favourite recipes. Sure, you need to allow 6 hours cooking time, but when you taste that rich BBQ flavour with the tang and sweetness of apple, it’s worth every second.

This recipe was kindly shared with us by Sam Canning from Cannings Free Range Butchers. Sam developed this recipe for all the pulled pork lovers out there.

The secret? A mixture of BBQ sauce, apple and select herbs and spices while cooking the meat slowly (to maximize flavour and tenderness).

Sam’s Pulled Pork Slider – the ultimate way to enjoy pulled pork

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 6 hours

Serves 10

  •  2.5 kg Skinless, bone in, free range pork shoulder
  •  1 x SpiceVince Coriander Zing Marinade
  •  1 x Handful of brown sugar
  •  3 x Apples, skin removed and grated
  •  100-200 ml DL Jardines BBQ sauce
  •  500 ml Chicken Stock
  •  1 x Spices of your choosing (e.g. dried chilli)
  •  1 x Knob of Butter

To serve – Coleslaw and Brioche buns


1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
2. Fry a whole tube of SpiceVine Coriander Zing marinade in a heavy cast iron pot with a knob of butter on the stove-top.
3. Rub the pork with brown sugar and any other spices you like, such as
dried chilli.

Rub the pork with brown sugar and your choice of spices

4. Cook the coriander marinade and butter for five minutes before adding 500ml of free range chicken stock.
5. Add the seasoned pork shoulder to the pot and place the lid on.
6. Place in the oven for three hours.
7. Add the grated apples to the pot and mash/stir into the stock.
8. Place the pot back in the oven, lid on, and reduce the temperature to 120 degrees.
9. Cook for another three hours then remove from the oven.

Cooked pork ready to be shredded

10. Shred the pork with two forks and be sure to remove all bones.
11. Add 100-200 ml of DL Jardines BBQ sauce (or any other favourite BBQ sauce).
12. Keep shredding and mixing until the pulled pork looks sticky, saucy and delicious.

Adding BBQ sauce for extra saucy stickiness

13. Serve with coleslaw and brioche buns for the full Sam Canning’s BBQ Pulled
Pork Slider experience.

Thanks to Sam for sharing this delicious recipe with us. Sam Canning is the owner of Cannings Free Range Butchers. He’s the butcher who loves animals. Sam opened his first Cannings in 2010 and as the name suggests only stocks 100% free range produce. He’s also a believer in local and sustainable produce. All products for his recipes can be found online at

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