Pulled pork with ginger-bourbon sauce

Prep 15 min
Total 8 hours 15 min
Plus Serves: 8

We love the idea of slow cookers, but hate all the prep. Here’s an easy (and tasty) dish you can make just by popping in the ingredients.



medium onion, thinly sliced
2 kg
boneless pork shoulder
355-mL can


1 cup
1 cup
1/2 cup
cider vinegar
1/3 cup
1/2 tsp
ground ginger


  • Place onion slices in an even layer in slow-cooker insert. Trim skin and any excess fat from pork. Lay over onion. Pour in ginger ale. Cover and cook on low until meat is very tender, about 8 hours.
  • Remove pork to a large cutting board and onion to a large bowl. Discard liquid. Using two forks, shred pork.
  • Whisk apple jelly with ketchup, vinegar, bourbon, Worcestershire, Tabasco, garlic powder and ground ginger in a large saucepan, then set over medium-high. Bring to a boil, whisking occasionally, until apple jelly is dissolved and sauce is smooth, 6 to 8 min. Add shredded pork and onion. Stir until all meat is coated with sauce. Remove from heat. Serve on toasted kaiser buns with coleslaw. Pork will keep well, refrigerated, up to 3 days.


Calories 510
Protein 44 g
Carbohydrates 41 g
Fat 18 g
Fibre 1 g
Sodium 526 mg

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Wine Pairings

A less dry red is a perfect match for saucy stews and comforting slow-cooked meals. This one is peppery with plenty of juicy dark fruit. Sebeka Cabernet Pinotage, South Africa, $13

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Photo credit: Pulled pork sandwich with ginger-bourbon sauce. (Photo, John Cullen.)

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