Monthly Archives: June 2015

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork


1 shoulder of pork around 1.5 to 2 kilos

2 cups of coke (no diet – sorry)

1 cup of water

1 large sliced onion

pork rub:

2 tsp Smokey paprika

1 tsp chilli flakes

1 tsp of fennel seeds


1 tablespoon of olive oil


Night before removed as much fat as you can from pork.  Mix spices with olive oil and rub into meat, cover in a bowl overnight.

Next day slice onion and layer on bottom of slow cooker, place pork on top and pour over coke and water.

Leave to cook on slow for 8 hours (if you are home during this time, at half way turn pork over so top doesn’t dry out, if you are out all day turn when you get home and leave for further 30 min).  Remove and shred with forks, reserve onions and a little of the cooking juices and mix together.

Serve on fresh bread rolls with Lots of bbq sauce and coleslaw.  I make my coleslaw with Asian cabbage/grated carrot and make dressing with 1 cup of whole egg mayo, 1 tsp mustard powder, 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and salt and pepper to taste!  Enjoy. [Photo supplied]

Slow Cooker Lasagne

500g beef or pork mince

1 large carrot grated

1 large diced onion

1 glove of garlic finely grated

1 tin of Italian style diced tomatoes

1 700g jar of pasata

1 packet of dry lasagne pasta

1 cup grated tasty cheese

I do this part the night before: Brown off in a pan with a little olive oil the onion, then add beef and garlic, once mince cooked through add tomatoes, pasata and carrot, decrease heat to a simmer – cook for 10 min. Refrigerate.

Next day: start with mince and layer sauce and lasagne sheets – you may need to break them to fit – last layer should be sauce topped with your cheese. Using the slow setting on your slow cooker – 7 hours or so, I top with a little more cheese 1/2 hour before serving. This is a rustic dish so don’t expect it to look neat on serving! Delish!