Slow cooked pulled pork burgers

If you want to enjoy a delicious pork burger, rather than finding a good takeaway just head to the kitchen. We’ve got a tried-and-tested recipe that will have you salivating at the thought of making our own burgers.


  • Pork shoulder (roughly 1.5kg-2.5kg. This will make approximately 10-12 cups of pulled pork.)
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • ½ tbsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 large onions
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1½ cups stock (chicken or vegetable)
  • 3 tbsp liquid smoke
  • ⅓ cup barbecue sauce (or smokey barbecue sauce if you can get your hands on it)


  • Buns of your choice (we prefer brioche buns)
  • Butter to spread on buns
  • Coleslaw mix
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Slow cooked pulled pork


  1. Slice onions and spread them evenly over the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Cut rind from pork shoulder. You can set this aside and make it into crackling to serve with the burgers if you like.
  3. Chop pork shoulder into 5x5cm chunks.
  4. Rub pork pieces with salt, pepper, paprika, brown sugar and garlic.
  5. Place pork on top of onion bed.
  6. Pour liquid smoke, apple cider vinegar and stock around the pork.
  7. Slow cook on low for 8 hours, or on high for 4 hours.
  8. Once cooked, shred the pork into a bowl and add barbecue sauce.
  9. Mix mayonnaise, additional apple cider vinegar, additional brown sugar, salt and pepper with coleslaw mix.
  10. Grill and butter buns.
  11. Add coleslaw and pulled pork to buns in whatever quantities you desire and enjoy!