Cajun pulled pork is juicy, tender and full of flavour with the perfect blend of Cajun spices. It’s an easy ‘set it and forget it’ slow-cooker recipe that you will make on repeat. Pulled pork is perfect for your weekly meal prep – especially as there’s so much you can do with it!
Slow-cooked Cajun pulled pork
A slow-cooker is your bestie if you want to regularly make meals that you can ‘set and forget’, and who doesn’t want that?! Slow-cookers are a useful tool for batch cooking, and they make the best pulled pork you’ve ever tasted, every time.
It’s great to make a meal that only takes minutes to prep and then takes care of itself. You don’t need to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen with this recipe. In fact, it’s quite possibly the easiest pulled pork recipe ever!
Best cut of meat for pulled pork
For the best, most flavourful pulled pork, choose pork shoulder with the bone-in. Because bones are loaded with minerals, slow-cooked pork shoulder with the bone-in is more nutritious than without. Although if you can only find boneless pork shoulder, that works too.
Cajun pulled pork ingredients
A handful of pantry stables and fresh ingredients are all you need for this pulled pork recipe:
- Cajun spice mix: A hot, peppery blend based on the traditional country flavours typical of Cajun cuisine. I love the Cajun Ragin’ Spice mix from Steenbergs. It’s insanely good!
- Pork shoulder: Bone-in for maximum flavour and nutrition. Choose a pork shoulder that’s well marbled (for extra flavour), but with not too much fat on the edges.
- Extra virgin olive oil: To sear the meat, use a good quality oil like this Erbology extra virgin olive oil (use the code charlotte15 for 15% off your order).
- Bay leaves: To season.
- Bone broth: For a flavour-boost I like to add chicken bone broth to this recipe. Bone broth is loaded with fertility-boosting ingredients, read more here and shop via this link using the code THEFERTILITYKITCHEN for £5 off your entire order.
- Apple cider vinegar with the mother: To help tenderise the meat. My favourite is Willy’s apple cider vinegar (use the code TFK10 for 10% off).
- Tomatoes: To create a thick sauce.
- Garlic: For a hint of garlicky flavour.
- Honey: To balance out the flavours.
How to make Cajun pulled pork in four easy steps
Make the most perfectly spiced, tender, melt-in-the-mouth pulled pork in four easy steps:
- Marinate: First, rub the Cajun seasoning all over the pork, rubbing well into the fatty bits. Really get your fingers into the meat, massaging it all over. Next, refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or overnight) to marinate. Marinating overnight will give the best flavour.
- Sear: Next, rub olive oil into the meat and sear all over in a large frying pan over a high heat.
- Slow-cook: Then place the pork in a slow-cooker with bone broth, apple cider vinegar, tomatoes, garlic and honey and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 5 hours.
- Shred: Finally, transfer the pork to a plate or cutting board and use two forks to shred.
You barely have to lift a finger with this recipe and the outcome is delicious, melt-in-the-mouth pulled pork.
What to serve with pulled pork
First let’s not forget that you can eat it all on it’s own, but it’s great served with any of these recipes:
The options are endless, and that’s what makes this slow cooker pulled pork recipe so good.
How to store pulled pork
If you don’t eat it all the pulled pork one sitting, not to worry – it’s delicious meal prepped for lunches later in the week. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer.
I hope you enjoy this Cajun pulled pork recipe. If you make it, let me know how it turned out. I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below, or post in The Fertility Kitchen Community.
Cajun pulled pork
- Rub the Cajun seasoning over the pork, rubbing well into the fatty bits. Really get your fingers into the meat, massaging it all over. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or overnight) to marinate.
- Rub the oil into the meat and sear all over in a large frying pan over a high heat.
- Place in a slow-cooker with the broth, apple cider vinegar, tomatoes, garlic and honey and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 5 hours.