The slow cooker is one of the greatest inventions EVER!. Set it and forget it. Every busy person has to just love a Crock-Pot. My Chipotle Cola Crock-Pot Pulled Pork has to be my absolute favorite recipe for pulled pork. It’s so easy and delicious.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 hours on high
Total Time: 10 hours 5 minutes
Yields: 8 to 10 sandwiches or servings
Equipment: 1 (7-quart) Crockpot, paring knife, chef’s knife
1 (3-pound) bone-in (substitute boneless) pork butt (pork shoulder), fat cap scored
2 tablespoons of Kosher salt
1 teapsoon of freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup of dark brown sugar
3 large onions, peeled and quartered
3 garlic cloves, peeled and whole
1 (7-ounce) can of Chipotle peppers in Adobo
1/4 cup of Coka-Cola
2 dashes of liquid smoke
1/4 cup chicken broth, unsalted
1/2 cup of barbecue sauce (favorite brand)
I’m using a bone-in pork shoulder (pork butt) here because any meat containing a bone will give you more flavor. Using a paring knife score the fat cap of the pork butt (as seen in the picture). Add Kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, and brown sugar, all over the top. With your hands rub the spices all over the top of the pork allowing the spices to seep down into the crevices of the scored fat.
Arrange the quartered onions and whole garlic cloves in the bottom of the Crockpot. Place the pork butt (fat side up) on top. To the top of the pork, add 1 whole can of Chipotle peppers along with the Adobo sauce. Leave the Chipotle peppers whole and just spread them out with the sauce all over the top of the pork butt.
Next, add the Coca-Cola chicken broth, and liquid smoke allowing the liquids to just drizzle all over the top of the pork until the liquids settle at the bottom.
Set the Crock-Pot to cook for 10 hours on high. Eight hours into the cooking process, carefully flip the pork over and continue cooking for another 2 hours. Be careful, the bottom part of the pork butt is really tender from sitting in the juices.
Note: Use two pairs of tongs for extra support.
Carefully transfer the pork onto a cutting board, using two forks to shred the meat. Add the shredded pork back into the cooking liquid. Finish by adding the barbecue sauce. Toss the sauce through so that all the meat gets nicely coated. Pulled pork is ready to serve.
This is when SWEET meets HEAT! A roller coaster for your taste buds! Serve hot alongside your favorite side dishes or serve on top of your favorite salad.
There you have it, my Chipotle Cola Crock-Pot Pulled Pork.