Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Slow Cooker Crockpot Pulled Pork Cheeks in Guinness

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Like pulled pork? Then try this insanely easy recipe for pulled pork cheeks - a cheap and nutritious cut of meat that's often overlooked...

Generally, most people don't often buy pork cheeks - which suits me, because it makes them cheaper for those of us that do buy them. They are wobbly and a bit gelatinous, but I don't mind that, because they become tender and soft (and therefore gorgeously pull-able) after a few hours dumped in the slow cooker. 


pulled pork cheeks cooked in guinness 

Use these to make burritos, salads, noodle dishes, sandwiches - whatever you like. The Guinness imparts a dark, malty flavour to the pork - a richer version of my pulled pork in beer recipe

Slow Cooker (Crockpot) Pulled Pork Cheeks in Guinness
Ingredients
700g pig's cheeks
A large splash of Guinness
a pinch of salt
1 scant tsp dried thyme

Method
Set the slow cooker to medium. Put the pork cheeks into the crockpot and add the Guinness and a pinch of salt. Sprinkle in the thyme and replace the lid. Allow to cook, by itself, for 7-8 hours, by which time the pork will be so soft and tender you'll be able to pull it apart with a couple of forks. 

What do you serve with pulled pork? Do you ever cook pork cheeks?