Pulled Pork & Whiskey BBQ Sauce Pies

homemade pulled pork and whiskey BBQ sauce pies is a fantastic use of leftover low n slow pork.

Pork Butt smoked low and slow then pulled and mixed into a rich BBQ sauce made up of sautéed onion, garlic and whiskey - then encased in flaky pastry.

Makes 6-8 pies

Ingredients

  • 600g smoked pulled pork

  • 2 onions, very finely diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1/2 c tomato sauce

  • 1/4 c whiskey

  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tbsp malt Vinegar

  • Juice of half a lemon

  • 1/2 tsp mustard

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke

  • Salt and pepper

  • Puff pastry

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Method

Add the finely diced onion and garlic in to a deep sided saucepan and sauté over a low heat for 5-8 minutes, or until fragrant and translucent.

Add the tomato sauce, sugar, vinegar, lemon juice, worcestershire, mustard, paprika, onion powder and liquid smoke and stir together well. Cook over a medium-low heat for 8-10 minutes until reduced, thick and glossy.

Gently stir through the smoked pork, being careful not to break it up too much, and simmer on low for an additional 2-5 minutes until your desired pie filling consistency is reached.

Optional: depending on your preference, you may wish to add a very small amount of cornflour to the base to help thicken your filling.

Set your filling aside to cool for 10-15 minutes, and prepare your chosen pie dish or pie maker by lining it with flaky pastry.

Fill your pie dish with a generous scoop of pork filling, add a pastry lid, and cook until golden brown and hot.

We alternate cooking these in pie dishes in the oven at 180 fan bake, or in a pie maker (don’t preheat) for 12-15 minutes.

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