Recipe: Pulled Pork Pancakes


Learn how to make the best homemade BBQ pulled pork then load it up in between stacks of spicy paprika pancakes and top with honey, sour cream and pork scratchings. This is a real treat to make for Pancake Day or a particularly special breakfast or brunch.


For The Pork

  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1.5 kg pork shoulder
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 pt beer
  • 1 pt chicken stock

For The Bbq Sauce

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 100 g soft dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 150 ml water
  • 50 ml cider vinegar
  • 150 ml tomato ketchup

For The Pancakes

  • 150 g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 ml whole milk
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted

For The Toppings

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 50 g sour cream
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 1 handful pork cracking
Cook the Pork

Step 1

Cook The Pork

Peel and slice the onion, carrots and garlic. Trim the fat off the pork, leaving just a thin layer. Heat a glug of oil in a large saucepan and carefully add the pork. Brown the pork well on all sides before removing. Add another glug of oil if needed and chuck in the onion, carrots and garlic. Fry until well browned. Stir in the tomato puree before adding the pork back into the pan. Pour in the beer, chicken stock and bring it to the boil. Simmer the pork on a very low heat for 4-5 hours.

Make the BBQ Sauce

Step 2

Make The Bbq Sauce

To make the BBQ sauce add the honey, sugar, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper to a small saucepan and heat until everything is dissolved together. Pour in the water, vinegar and tomato ketchup and bring to a simmer. Reduce the sauce until it thickens slightly. Tear the pork into strips using two forks then add it to the BBQ sauce. Mix well and keep warm.

Make the Pancakes

Step 3

Make The Pancakes

Tip the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl and crack in the eggs and whisk while slowly pouring in the milk and the melted butter keeping the batter smooth. Heat a large, ovenproof non-stick frying pan over a high heat, spread the butter around the pan. Pour the batter into roughly 20cm circles. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until the edges of the pancake begin to cook, then flip and cook for the same time on the other side. Remove the pancakes from the pan and repeat until you use all of the batter.

Construct and Serve

Step 4

Construct And Serve

Place a pancake onto your serving plate and spread a spoonful of sour cream onto the top. Scatter over the chopped chives and top with a spoonful of the pulled pork. Place another pancake on top and repeat to get a stack (pile them as high as you like!). Finish with a little extra sour cream and chives on top, then pile on the crackling to give it a bit of crunch! Serves 4.

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