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Loxtonia Cider Braised Pulled Pork Sandwiches & Apple Slaw

Loxtonia Cider Braised Pulled Pork Sandwiches & Apple Slaw

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Serves 8

Ingredients For The Pork:

  • ± 1,2 – 1,5kg pork shoulder, bone in
  • 2 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp of Spicy Mexican Style Taco Spice
  • 1 tsp of mustard powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 brown onions, sliced
  • 340ml / 1 bottle Loxtonia Pale Amber Cider
  • 250ml / 1 cup of good quality BBQ sauce

Ingredients For Serving:

  • 8 soft brioche-style hamburger buns
  • Softened butter, for toasting
  • 4 Tbsp of tangy mayonnaise
  • 8 large dill pickles, sliced
  • 2 cups of fresh coleslaw
  • 2 pink lady apples, sliced into thin matchsticks
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Sweet potato fries to serve


  1. Rub the pork with olive oil and season well with the spices, salt and pepper.
  2. Sear the pork in a heavy based cast iron pot / Dutch oven until golden brown all over.
  3. Add the onion, Loxtonia Pale Amber Cider and BBQ sauce.

You can cook the pork several ways:

Option #1: Cover and cook in a 135˚C oven for ± 3½ hours until tender.
Option #2: Pressure cook on high pressure for 1½ hours. Natural release.
Option #3: Place in a slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.

  1. Once the pork is very tender, transfer the meat to a clean bowl.
  2. Shred with 2 forks, discarding any excess fatty bits and the bone.
  3. Strain the onion out of the cooking liquid, place the liquid back on the heat and bring to a simmer. Reduce by half until you have a thick sauce that coats the back of a spoon.
  4. Pour enough reduced cooking liquid over the pulled pork until super juicy. Mix well.

To assemble the sandwiches:

  • Combine the coleslaw and apple.
  • Season with lime juice and a pinch of salt. Toss.

Spread a little softened butter onto the sliced buns and toast until deeply golden brown.

Top the toasted buns with a little swish of mayo, a generous pile of pulled pork and the apple slaw. Finish with some sliced pickles and the top bun.

Serve with crispy sweet potato fries on the side and enjoy with a cold Loxtonia Pale Amber Cider.

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