These American style burgers call for tender, slow-cooked pork layered with slaw and BBQ sauce. The ideal comfort food on a rainy day.
For the burgers:
- 2.5kg pork shoulder, boned and skinned
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp mustard powder
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp onion salt
- Brioche buns, to serve
For the slaw:
- 250ml mayonnaise
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 2 tbsp cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
- 1 tsp celery salt
- 1/4 whit cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1/4 red cabbage, thinly sliced
- 2 carrots, thinly sliced
- 1 red onion, diced
- 2 celery sticks, thinly sliced
For the BBQ sauce:
- 200g ketchup
- 100ml cider vinegar
- 100g dark muscavado sugar
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 orange, juiced
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- 15g butter
- Begin by heating your oven to 150°C / 130°C / Gas Mark 2, and heat a large non-stick frying pan. Rub the pork with 2 tbsp of olive oil, then sear the pork on all sides until golden brown. Place the joint on a wire rack in a roasting tin.
- Mix together the paprika, mustard powder, garlic salt, onion salt and some black pepper. Brush this mixture all over the meat.
- Pour a cupful of water into the roasting tin, cover tightly with foil, and cook for around 5 hours.
- Meanwhile, make the slaw by whisking together the mayonnaise, lemon zest and juice, mustard and celery salt in a small bowl. Add the cabbage, carrots, onion and celery. Mix well, cover with cling film, and keep in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.
- To make the BBQ sauce, combine all the ingredients in a saucepan, and bring to the boil. Allow it to bubble away gently for 3 minutes, until the sugar has dissolved and the sauce is glossy. Remove from the heat, pour into a jar and leave to cool.
- Once the pork has cooked, drain away the juices from the meat, and shred to the pork using two forks.
- Assemble your burgers by piling the meat into the buns, then top with the slaw and the bbq sauce. Sandwich together and tuck in!
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