Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions

January/February 2011

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Traditional pulled pork is barbecued, which gives it a smoky flavor. But the slow cooker happens to be the absolute easiest way to cook pulled pork—and you can get a hint of smoke by adding chipotle chile. Serve the pulled pork with potato salad, collard greens and grits. Or make it into a sandwich and serve it on a bun with coleslaw.

21 Reviews for Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions

A Crowd Pleaser and Easy to Make..

The first time I made this, everyone went nuts for it. I'm making it again today for a party tomorrow. This time, I'm offering medium-sized Pop'n Fresh biscuits and small sweet rolls as "sliders" for everyone to make for themselves.

The coleslaw was a great accompaniment as were bread'n butter pickles.

You can adjust the "heat" by adding more of the smoked jalapenos but the amount in the recipe was actually perfect for my crowd.

Collards sounds like a good accompaniment. I make mine with red bell peppers, onions, garlic, ham hock and chicken bouillon cube, which I rarely otherwise use. But it adds the required salt as well as flavor and it seems to season it just right.

What do I know...I'm a Yankee from the toes up! But I certainly do recommend this Pulled Pork recipe.

Easy to make in the slow cooker.

Did not use a slow cooker and ended up cooking it in the oven a bit longer to get it to pull. Solid recipe, will be making it again.

low in calories
Fantastic Flavor

I often find sauces in slow cooker recipes watered down due to the moisture retention or too strong if liquid ingredients were reduced (many recipes I have are adapted from stove top/oven recipes.) Not this one! The chili sauce with the chipotle really marry well and provide a really full flavor to the sauce. The caramelized onions adds to the depth of the flavor. Family loves this one and they're not fond of many of my slow cooker recipes. Even my picky 12 year old son likes this one! Not too spicy, even with the chipotle.

Easy to make
Make This

This pulled pork is so easy to make. We cook the onions then place everything in the crock-pot in the fridge the night before. Perfect for large family gatherings. Just Make It!

Everyone loves it.
best pulled pork recipe I've tried

Soo good, I've made this recipe twice now, even with all the chipotle's added both of my little boys (2, 5) eat it without complaining that it's "hot". I've tried several crock pot pulled pork recipes and this one is by far the best, came out tender, juicy, saucy and delicious. Easy to shred too.

absolutely delicious

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