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Spicy Pulled Pork

Keep the cooker covered during cooking; remove the lid only to add ingredients or at the end of cooking time. Do not place inner pot in the refrigerator; store leftovers in a different container.

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 6 hours 30 mins
  • servings: 8

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 chipotle, in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) whole tomatoes in puree
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 3/4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, trimmed and halved crosswise
  • Flour tortillas, lightly toasted, for garnish (optional)
  • Grated cheddar cheese, for garnish (optional)
  • Sour cream, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a 5-quart slow cooker, combine onion, oregano, bay leaves, chipotle, adobo sauce, tomatoes (and puree), salt, and pepper. Add pork; toss to coat with sauce.

  2. Step 2

    Cover; cook on high setting until meat is pull-apart tender, about 6 hours (do not uncover while cooking).

  3. Step 3

    Transfer meat to a large bowl; shred with forks, discarding any gristle. Return meat to pot; toss with sauce.

  4. Step 4

    To serve, discard bay leaves; if desired, garnish with tortillas and cheddar or sour cream.

Source
Everyday Food, December 2004

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Reviews (8)

  • Joan Byrnes 28 Apr, 2013

    wonderful recipe!

  • blondebruin 4 Mar, 2012

    This was delicious! I love it as an alternative to the vinegar/worcestershire sauce flavors of my default pulled pork recipe. I recommend adding an additional 1-2 chipotles if you really want this to be "spicy." I found that with one, there was almost no heat at all. The flavors were still delicious, but if you're looking for spice, put in a few more peppers!

  • joymichele 26 Aug, 2011

    I threw this in the slow cooker tonight after work, went out for dinner and came home to a ridiculously delicious result. Cannot wait to enjoy it during the coming week!

  • Tatarski 31 Dec, 2010

    Love this recipe so much, we print and give to our friends with ingredients. Very popular. Few suggestions; Queso Fresco cheese and Monterey Cheese. Monterey gives creamy texture. Crumbled Queso Fresco is killer and disappears first. Slice an avocado for peeps to put in their tortillas. Also, bowl of fresh cilantro goes very well. Great for Super Bowl Parties - a must! So Yummy

  • marthaadmirer 28 Jan, 2009

    Another recipe for pulled pork sandwiches called for cooking at 350 for 2 to 2 1/2 hrs or until tender in a covered pot (3 lbs. pork)

  • mjrb 12 Jan, 2009

    At what temperature and for how long would you cook this in the oven? I don't have a slow cooker.

  • pickypeople 27 Dec, 2008

    I must dittto the previous comment. However I did increase the pork shoulder size to 4 lbs with a bone-in (adds more flavor) and used 2 super-chopped jalapenos (included seeds) vs chipolte

  • lscott 1 Dec, 2007

    This Crock Pot dish for pull apart Chipotle pork is one of the best dishes that my crock pot has ever cooked.. and so easy, great the next day .. Thank you ...