Thursday, April 04, 2013

Spicy Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

I've had to make this recipe twice due to the fact that the first go-around I didn't have any tortillas. The second go-around my meat didn't want to shred. I found out via Worst Cooks in America that shoulder cuts are tougher, but they are really juicy. I used pork butt the first time and it shredded beautifully - it was eaten over a spinach salad. The second time I used pork shoulder and it had to be cubed, but it was still mighty tasty.

Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork - pork shoulder marinated in the #crockpot with chipotle peppers and Dr. Pepper #recipe #porkFun fact: Chipotle peppers are dried, smoked, red jalapenos. I didn't know this until I went to explain to my husband an equivalent of heat. I thought they were pretty close to jalapenos and I was right :) This recipe is superb. It is just the right amount of heat, plus a little sweet from the Dr. Pepper and so much smokey goodness from the peppers and adobo sauce.

What you need:
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 (5 to 7 lb) pork shoulder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 can (11 oz.) Chipotle peppers in Adobo Sauce
  • 2 cans Dr. Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
Season pork shoulder with salt and pepper. Chop onion into quarters and place in bottom of the crockpot. Place pork shoulder in crockpot.

Sprinkle brown sugar on top of pork and top with Chipotle peppers.

Then top with Dr. Pepper.

Cook on low for at least 6 to 8 hours.
Remove shoulder and shred. Return meat back to crockpot.
Serve on tortillas or in a salad :)

Recipe from Pioneer Woman


Clement Park Ward Youth Trek said...

Yummy, we love using Dr. Pepper on our roasts, but maybe I'll add some of these other ingredients sometime :)

Carrie Robinson said...

I am definitely going to have to make this soon! We love chipotles in adobo in this house, and both my husband and my son are big fans of Dr. Pepper. :)

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

So that looks mighty good! I never think to season pork in such a way that it's good for tacos/tortillas, etc. Also, good tip-it didn't occur to me that shoulder is tougher! You're such a wealth of information!