Saturday, March 2, 2013

Spicy Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

We found this recipe for Spicy Pulled Pork in the Pioneer Woman's 2nd cookbook, and it is also on her website.  I cooked it in the crockpot, so the directions I posted are just a little different, but if you want to make it on the stove, just click on the link.  We all gave this a 9, it's great, has some kick, and sweetness too, and it tasted great.  The calories for 1/10 of the total are 222.

1 whole Large Onion
1 whole Pork Shoulder ("pork Butt") - 5 To 7 Pounds
Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 can (7 oz) Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce
2 12 oz cans Dr. Pepper
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

Peel the onion and cut it into wedges. Lay them in the bottom of a large crockpot.
Generously salt and pepper the pork roast, then set it on top of the onions in the pan.
Pour the can of chipotle peppers over the pork (include the sauce.) Pour in both cans of Dr Pepper. Add brown sugar to the juice and stir in.
Place lid tightly on pot, then cook all day. Cook for at least six hours, turning roast two or three times during the cooking process. Check meat after six hours; it should be absolutely falling apart (use two forks to test.) If it's not falling apart, continue cooking.
Shred the meat and return it to the sauce.  Serve. 

We made burritos out of this and they were awesome.  We are now done with pork for the time being :)

1 comment:

  1. This sounds really good, but there is way too much sugar, mainly the Dr. Pepper for your dad. Love mom