Pulled pork burgers with homemade brioche buns and quick pickled cucumbers are the perfect recipe for your Friday ‘fake away’ menu. It might sound complicated, but the truth is that it’s quite easy. You just need to add all your flavours for the pork and everything else will be done after a long roasting time.
A nice, juicy and delicious burger is one of the best comfort foods in the world. The endless variations, from classic beef, or crunchy fried chicken to plant based bean patties – all of them are delicious and hit the spot.
And it’s exactly the same with this recipe – a pulled pork burger with the most delicious gravy served with a homemade brioche bun. Everything you need (and more!) in one bite.
This time I’ll focus just on the pulled pork part. You can easily swap brioche buns for any rolls to make the process much quicker. Also, you can find the recipe here for the most delicious and speedy pickled cucumbers. They are like a match made in heaven with juicy pork.
Also, what I love about this pulled pork recipe, is that you can use any pork cuts. Really, any work. If you’re working with a tougher cut, just keep everything in the oven for a bit longer (maybe 1 – 2 hours longer).
Why This Recipe Is So Good?
- It’s very versatile – you can make the pulled pork for burgers, but you can also use it for tacos, pies or even make a lovely pastry.
- It’s not labour intensive – you just need to prepare the spice mix, rub it in your meat and leave it in the oven. It will do all the work.
- Even if you’re a beginner in the kitchen, you’ll wow everyone with this recipe.
- You can use different side dishes to make this recipe unique and exciting. You could start with a simple coleslaw, finish with truffle mac’n’cheese or even aromatic peach salsa (the recipe is here).
Tips for the Best Pulled Pork
To make a delicious meal with pulled pork, you’ll need time. First of all, time for the pork to marinate and secondly time, for the pork to cook. Just plan this ahead if you want to make this recipe for your family dinner.
- Marinate the pork for 12 hours. Mix all the spices and rub them well into your pork. Tightly wrap the pork in foil and leave it in the fridge for at least 12 hours, or even better for 24 hours.
- Cook the meat at a low temperature. This low and slow process allows you to create the most succulent meat ever. After your cooking time is over; the meat will be falling to pieces after just touching it.
- It might take up to 2 hours to cook the meat. This is a slow process. From time to time, just check the water in the pot to make sure it doesn’t evaporate completely. If it has – just add a splash more.
- If you’re cooking a different cut of meat, it might take an extra hour to cook.
If you are looking for other comfort dishes, try these recipes:
If you are looking for a new casserole pot for your long-time roasting, try out these ones:
2 pork fillets (around 800g)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon dry parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon turmeric
Quick pickled cucumbers
Marinate the pork:
- Mix all the spices together and rub them into the pork.
- Drizzle the meat with some olive oil and wrap in aluminium foil.
- Leave the pork overnight (in the fridge) to marinate.
Cook the pork:
- Preheat the oven to 150 degrees.
- Add the pork into a casserole dish with a glass of water and bake in the oven for 2 hours.
- After the pork is cooked, use two forks to pull it apart (at this stage, the pork is supposed to be almost melting, and you’ll get a nice piece of meat easily).
Serve the pork:
- Serve the pulled pork with the warm brioche buns, quick pickled cucumbers on top and French fries on the side.