Slow Cooker Honey & Beer Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Honey Beer Pulled Pork - Pikalily Food Blog

Yesterday we brought you a pressure cooker BBQ pulled pork recipe, and we’ve been busy in the kitchen again, this time with the slow cooker.  This time we’ve slow cooked some pork butt (which we picked up from Lynas Food Outlet in Belfast) in a honey and beer sauce for your enjoyment.  Check out the steps below for creating this dish, and you can even watch our step by step video to creating the dish at the bottom of the page.  Let us know what you think of it in the comments section below.


  • 1.2kg pork butt / shoulder
  • 400g basmati rice (to serve)
  • 2 cups frozen peas (to serve with rice)
  • Salt and pepper to season

For the honey and beer sauce

  • 1 bottle beer
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 heaped tbsp brewers paste
  • 2-3 cups water

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 6 – 8 hours

Serves: 6 people

Honey Beer Pulled Pork Ingredients - Pikalily Food Blog

Cooking instructions:

1. Gently brown the pork butt

Season the pork with salt and pepper and add it to a pan on a medium heat.  Gently fry for 5 minutes, turning halfway through to ensure you brown the meat evenly.  Once the meat has browned remove from the heat and add to the slow cooker.

Gently Brown Pork Butt - Pikalily Food Blog

2. Add your sauce ingredients to slow cooker

Once you have placed the pork into the slow cooker, add all of your sauce ingredients (ketchup, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, honey, brewers paste and beer) and stir.  Add 2 – 3 cups of water to ensure the meat is covered and then place the lid on the slow cooker and begin to cook.  We recommend cooking on a low – medium heat for 6 – 8 hours.

3. Making the honey and beer sauce

After 6 – 8 hours, remove the pork from the slow cooker and set aside.  Now begin to make your sauce.  Remove any excess fat on the top of the slow cooker liquid using a large spoon.  When you are happy that you have removed all / enough fat, pour the remaining liquid into a large frying pan (or skillet) and simmer on a high heat until reduced by half.  This will take around 15 – 20 minutes.  While the sauce is reducing, move on to making the rice and shredding your pork.

Slow Cooked Honey Beer Pork - Pikalily Food Blog

Honey Beer Shredded Pork - Pikalily Food Blog

4. Serve and enjoy

Boil the rice while your sauce is reducing and mix in some cooked peas.  When the sauce has reduced, shred your pork with two forks and pour the sauce over the pork.  Mix this together and serve with your rice and enjoy.

Watch the step by step video to making this pulled pork dish below

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