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.

20 Reviews for Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions

The smell of it cooking will have you craving it all day

I made this with boneless pork chops and used a masher to break up the meat after it had cooked. When I added the sugar, it brought out the water from the onions and getting them to carmelize took a lot longer than the recipe stated. Was very tasty. The pork had a nice heat to it.


If I'm doubling the recipe, how long and on what setting should I put it in the slow cooker? Is it better to make in 2 batches or can I do it all at once?

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latenitemom wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

You don't want to crowd your

You don't want to crowd your slow cooker. The heating elements only wrap around the sides 2/3 - 3/4 of the way. If you crowd it all the way to the top, it won't heat evenly or worse, be under cooked at the top. Better to cook them in separate batches.

The Best Pulled Pork I've Ever Had

This was fantastic. Put it in the crock pot and just let it cook away. I used a boneless sirloin tip roast (very little fat on it) and brown sugar (I cut down on the brown sugar because I don't like it sweet). Served on a bun with my favorite BBQ sauce slathered on the bottom, topped with cole slaw and ate away. Will never use another pulled pork recipe again. This is the best.

Amazingly good

This. Is. Amazing. I barely had to "pull" this pork it was so tender at the end. Mine took only about 6.5-7 hours on low in the crock pot. I love the smoky flavor of the optional chipotles, and the meat is just melty and tender. Prepping the sauce wasn't as fast as I thought it would be, but nor was it difficult. I would highly recommend.

Smoky and tender
Excellent !

This was the first time I had every made pulled pork. I am not a huge meat fan, but my husband and kids are ;-) This was a great and easy recipe and we all loved it ! I worked from home during a snowstorm here in NY today, took about 15-20 minutes to prepare, threw it into the slow cooker for 8 hours and voila ! dinner was served. I just served it with egg noodles and some green beans, but was perfect, even for my 15 year old picky eater !

Easy to Make, Great Payoff !
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rslubguban wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

My daugher (who tires of my addiction to trying new Eating Well recipes) replied, "You need to make this recipe more often!" I've made numerous pulled pork recipes for the crockpot and this was the BEST!

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