Chipotle Sweet Pulled Pork (Slow Cooker)
Servings
6
Cook Time
480minutes
Servings
6
Cook Time
480minutes
Ingredients
Mixed Spices
  • 1TBS EACH chili pwdr, garlic pwdr
  • 2teaspoons chipotle chili powder
  • 1tsp EACH salt, onion pwdr, smoked paprika, cumin
  • 1/2teaspoon pepper
Marinade
  • 2.5lbs pork butt or shoulder, trimmed of all fat
  • 1/4cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4cup Coke (from 12 oz. can)
  • 1tablespoon above Mixed Spices (in directions)
Slow Cooker Phase 1
  • Remaining Coke from above marinade
  • 1/2cup mild salsa
  • 1/2cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 4 oz. can mild diced green chilies
  • 2tablespoons above Mixed Spices (in directions)
Slow Cooker Phase 2
  • 1/2cup mild red enchilada sauce
  • 1/2cup packed brown sugar
  • 14 oz. can mild diced green chilies
  • All remaining Mixed Spices
  • salt to taste
  • Hot sauce to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the Mixed Spices together in a resealable container. Set aside.
  2. Add pork to large freezer bag along with marinade ingredients. Marinate 12-24 hours.
  3. Drain marinade and add pork to slow cooker along with Phase 1 Slow Cooker Ingredients: Cook on low 6-8 hours or until tender enough to shred.
  4. Shred pork in the slow cooker with 2 forks (it should just fall apart at this point) and then transfer all of the slow cooker contents to a strainer to drain off excess liquid.
  5. Return pork to slow cooker and add Phase 2 Ingredients. (You can add more enchilada sauce if you want the pork “saucier”). Stir in ingredients and cook another 15-30 minutes or until heated through. Taste and add additional salt (I usually add about 1/2 teaspoon) and hot sauce to taste.
  6. Serve in tacos, enchiladas, burrito bowls, etc. with Tomatillo Avocado Ranch Dressing.
Recipe Notes

*Yes, there are 2 4 oz. cans green chilies total