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Slow Cooker Smoky Chipotle Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Smoky Chipotle Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Smoky Chipotle Pulled Pork

Recipe By Abbey Cochran

Yields

6 to 8 servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

8 Hours

Recipe By Abbey Cochran

There's so much we love about this recipe, including the easy slow cooker method, but the suggestion to serve pulled pork over baked sweet potatoes might be our favorite part.

Serving Suggestions

Serve as part of a BBQ platter, as a sandwich, or as a topping/filling for baked sweet potatoes.

Recipe Notes

*Although a boneless shoulder would work, bone-in works best. It makes the flavor of the pork richer and it makes the pork easier to pull.

Ingredients

1 (4 to 5 lb.) pork butt/shoulder*


3 Tbsp. brown sugar



1 (12 oz.) can root beer (or cola)

Serve with your favorite Savory Spice Small Batch BBQ Sauce:



Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

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  • Chipotle (Morita) Chile Powder

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  • Chipotle Chiles in Adobo Sauce

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  • Old-Fashioned Root Beer Barbecue Sauce

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Directions

Thoroughly mix together Red Rocks, brown sugar, and ground chipotle. Generously rub the pork shoulder with the rub. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Place marinated shoulder in the slow cooker. Dump in the whole can of chipotle chiles in adobo and pour in the root beer. Cook on low for 7 to 9 hours until very tender. Carefully remove meat from slow cooker; it will be falling apart. Remove whole chiles and transfer liquid to a large saucepan or wide skillet and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Meanwhile, use forks to shred the pork, removing as much fat as possible. Stir pulled pork into the simmering sauce and continue to cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Serve immediately.