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


Hi, this recipe sounds awesome & I really want to try, I am in Australia so chipotle chile in adobo sauce is not readily available- can anyone offer a good substitute?

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Anonymous wrote 1 year 2 weeks ago

You could make your own. Just

You could make your own. Just type it in google. It is pretty easy to make and stays well in the freezer.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

I just left it out and it was

I just left it out and it was still amazing!


Made this pork to use for the pulled pork torta recipe, also on this site. I love the flavor of the onions and the sauce, though I'll add a little more chipotle when I make it again. I only had one problem with making this: after 4.5 hours on high in my slow cooker, my pork didn't feel tender at all. I ended up putting in the oven for 1 hour on 300. Even after that, it was still a lot harder to shred than I expected. Might have been the particular cut of meat I had. I used a pork "shoulder butt" that had the joint in it. Must be a tough part. I'll definitely be trying this again with an un-jointed portion of meat. Served this on King's Hawaiian sweet rolls...Amazing!

Make it Sweet!

Accidentally purchased SWEET Chili Sauce (vs. regular); only used 2/3 cup, and a moderate squeeze of Ketchup. Followed crock-pot recipe and it was outstanding!

The sweet chili sauce plays well with the flavor of the caramelized onions. Served with brochen rolls and shredded sharp cheddar cheese. : )

EASY!, delicious, saves well
flavourful and easy

I've made pulled pork before, but none of my earlier attempts matched this one for flavour. I don't have a slow-cooker, so baked it for about four hours in a 300-degree oven. It turned out great. I will be making it again!

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.

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