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With the Thermomix, you can make pulled pork in a shorter time than doing it in a slow cooker or an oven.  This recipe is based on one that I found on the blog Blithely Unaware.  Not only is the pork tender and moist – the sauce is the perfect accompaniment.

Serves 4-6

Pulled Pork ThermomixIngredients

1 large red onion, peeled and quartered

20g olive oil

1/2 – 1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp paprika

1 tbsp dried oregano

1 tsp seeded mustard

2 tbsp sugar

90g white vinegar

40g Worcestershire sauce

20g soy sauce

400g can diced tomatoes

2 tbsp tomato paste

600-800g pork scotch (or neck or shoulder with no skin), cut into 2.5 cm thick steaks

3 tbsp Thermomix vegetable stock concentrate


Salt and pepper, to season


1. Put onion in the Thermomix bowl and chop for 3 seconds/Speed 5

2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add oil, cayenne pepper, paprika, dried oregano and seeded mustard to the bowl and sauté with the measuring cup (MC) off for 5 minutes/100C/Speed 1

3. Add sugar and vinegar and cook with the MC off for 4 minutes/100C/Speed 1

4. Add Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, tomatoes, tomato paste, salt and pepper and cook with the MC off for 4 minutes/100C/Speed 1

5. Put the pork in a shallow dish, pour half of the hot sauce over the pork (keeping the rest in the bowl), cover with foil and marinate for 15 minutes

6. Put the pork in the Thermomix; resting it on top of the blades – discard the marinade

7. Add vegetable stock concentrate and add water to just cover the meat

8. Cook with the MC off for 60 minutes/100C/Reverse/Speed soft

9. Cook with the MC off for another 60 minutes/100C/Reverse/Speed soft

10. Remove pork to a clean bowl and leave the sauce in the Thermomix.  Cover the pork with foil and rest the pork for 15 – 20 minutes

11. Season the sauce with salt and pepper and then process the remaining contents in the Thermomix with the MC on for 1 minute – going slowly from Speed 1 to Speed 6

12. Drain any liquid in the bowl with the pork, shred the pork with a fork, cover with sauce and stir to combine

Tips and Hints

After Step 6, the pork can also be sealed by cooking it on a hot pan or grill until caramelized

Serving Suggestions

Serve on mashed potatoes or in a bread roll or wrap

Serve with the beetroot salad or broccoli salad from the Thermomix Everyday Cookbook

[updated: December 1, 2013]