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Pulled meats


Pulled meats are a common American BBQ item within the slow cooked, meat fillings segment. In combination with selecting suitable secondary red meat cuts such as brisket and shoulder along with sous vide and other cooking platforms, ripping meat fibres can produce premium, natural value added products.

Pulled meat has typically been used in the USA sandwich market, both hot and chilled applications. Pulled meat has typically been a pork based product, in recent years chicken has filled part of this market but only in the US has beef ever played a substantial role.

Research activities

This project funded several shredded/pulled meat product and process development initiatives and proof of concepts to add value to secondary cuts and review emerging slow cooked movement.

By pursuing this program and achieving a manufacturer plus a product, pulled red meat was to be positioned as a viable menu and category new product opportunity in Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) and Hotel Restaurant and Cafes (HORECA) outlets and Retail supermarkets.


Several proof of concepts products have been assessed.


Title Size Date published
1.4MB 07/02/2014
1.0MB 03/11/2016


Contract No. Title Start date End date Funding type
Pulled Meats Machinery – proof of concepts
15/09/2013 01/03/2014
Comgroup Pulled Beef – proof of concept
05/12/2014 15/02/2016

This page was last updated on 05/07/2018

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