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No-Fail Slow Cooker Chipotle Pulled Pork

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Sometimes you just need a recipe that is no fail. One that you don’t have to think about or run to the store to get some crazy ingredient. A recipe that requires ingredients you typically have on hand and one that will please the whole family- even leaving room for leftovers. The ” recipe” I am referring to is my No Fail Pulled Pork Recipe. It is beautiful. End of story. Okay, I will give you more than its beautiful but seriously, its beautiful:) It is rich and tender with the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. It grabs at you from the moment you smell the aroma lingering out from within the kitchen. The slow cooker is the vehicle for this amazing recipe and it offers such a simple method for making pulled pork.

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Pulled pork doesn’t need a ton of sugar to make it sweet and barbecuey (I think I just made up that word) instead you can create the same depth of flavor from using chipotle peppers and adobe sauce. Both bring a little heat and tanginess and combined with yes- a minimal amount-  of sugar creates the most mouth watering experience. I always seem to have a star ingredient in my dishes. I realized that the other day when writing another food post. Its true. Not only in my dishes but in any dish for that matter. There is always that one ingredient that the dish tends to hing upon. In this case it is the mustard. Chipotle Mustard brings it. It brings flavor, helps promote moistness and it acts like “glue” to hold the dry seasoning rub on the meat. Now my favorite Chipotle Mustard is from Saucy Mama but by all means use what you can and have on hand.

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If you have at least 30 minutes in the morning before your day fully begins then you have time to make this pork recipe.

No-Fail Slow Cooker Chipotle Pulled Pork
 
Ingredients
  • 3½ lb. pork butt
  • 1 TBSP molasses
  • ⅛ cup Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard
  • 3 TBSP softened room temperature butter
  • 1 large sweet onion, roughly sliced (you want it to be able to spread over the bottom of the slow cooker)
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobe sauce chopped
  • 1 TBSP adobe sauce
  • 1 TBSP salt
  • 1 TBSP black peppercorns
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¾ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 cup water or beef broth
Instructions
  1. Place the onion along the bottom of your slow cooker. Combine the mustard, butter, adobe sauce, chopped chipotle peppers and molasses in a small bowl then rub the pork butt down with the wet mixture. Now mix together your dry ingredients very well until everything is incorporate and then rub down the pork butt with the dry seasoning mix.
  2. Place the pork butt in the slow cooker and cook on med-low for 6-8 hours until moist and fork tender. At this point you can remove the pork and shred it and place it back into the slow cooker to soak up more flavor on the warm setting or you can serve it as is and spoon remaining sauce in the slow cooker over the pork before serving.

24 Comments

  1. sue/the view from great island

    You make a very persuasive case for this pulled pork, but to be honest, you had me at chipotle mustard — are you kidding? I didn’t even know such a thing existed! This recipe is on my short list…

    05 . Aug . 2014
  2. Asmita

    Delicious! Love the flavors especially with the molasses this must taste divine!

    05 . Aug . 2014
  3. Pat

    I love this recipe and it looks/sounds delicious. So happy to have my slow-cooker, I think it is time to do a pulled pork. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    05 . Aug . 2014
  4. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Your pulled pork looks amazingly delicious!!!! No fail is very encouraging words, and I gotta get a slow cooker this year. I want to make this!

    06 . Aug . 2014
  5. Mandy - The Complete Book

    Oh how I wish I had a slow cooker, especially for a fail proof beautiful recipe like this!
    Have a happy week Belle.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    06 . Aug . 2014
  6. Angie (@angiesrecipess)

    o my…this pulled pork looks divine! This is going to be my next pulled pork recipe.

    06 . Aug . 2014
  7. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    This pork must be fabulous and full of flavor with the chipotles, which we love. Now if only I had a slow cooker…
    Sam

    06 . Aug . 2014
  8. Tricia @ Saving room for dessert

    I’ve already printed this one! Can’t wait to try it – slightly sweet with a little heat – sounds just like me – haha – I mean sounds like something I would love. Thank you for this recipe – going in search of that mustard 🙂

    06 . Aug . 2014
  9. Liz

    SO this is what I was saving those extra chipotle peppers for! I DO need to get my pulled pork fix this summer…and your recipe looks terrific.

    06 . Aug . 2014
  10. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    My son scolds me for making pulled pork in a slow cooker rather than in a smoker bbq but it’s way easier and yours looks amazing!

    06 . Aug . 2014
  11. Joanne

    That looks so crazy juicy and I love the sound of the spice from the chipotle! Definitely a pulled pork worth writing home about.

    07 . Aug . 2014
  12. Helene D'Souza

    I was looking for a recipe for pulled pork the other day. Can’t wait to try your no fail pulled pork. It looks absolutely perfect!

    07 . Aug . 2014
  13. kitchen flavours

    Wow, that look so good! I have never heard of chipotle mustard!
    I’m drooling, just looking at your photos! Delicious!

    07 . Aug . 2014
  14. Kristy

    I definitely need a no-fail pulled pork. Mine totally failed the other day. I wish I would have seen this recipe first. You know I’ll be trying this one next time! 🙂

    07 . Aug . 2014
  15. Balvinder

    Just reading the ingredients going in this chipotle pork making me salivate.

    08 . Aug . 2014
  16. La Cuisine Helene

    This is a recipe I should try because I tried pulled pork before and the result was not what I was expecting. Thanks for the recipe!

    10 . Aug . 2014
  17. Mary

    You would be one popular lady in my house with this recipe! SO delicious – it looks melt in the mouth!
    Mary

    10 . Aug . 2014
  18. 2 Sisters Recipes

    We love pulled pork! And the flavors in yours are fabulous! Can’t wait to try it!

    10 . Aug . 2014
  19. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    Oyyyyyyyyy! Pulled pork is one of my most fav things to eat. This looks so amazing and I think this should be dinner here one night this week 🙂

    10 . Aug . 2014
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    11 . Aug . 2014
  21. Karen (Back Road Journal)

    Using a slow cooker for pulled pork does insure for tender, delicious meat. Your pork sounds terrific.

    11 . Aug . 2014
  22. Eva Taylor

    I love my slow cooker pulled pork recipe too…just so darn good. Have you tried it using a Pork tenderloin — it’s a lot healthier than the shoulder and to be honest I really don’t miss the fat.

    11 . Aug . 2014
  23. Velva

    Pulled pork is a family favorite. I have boys and pulled pork is a great “go to” meal started in the crockpot (like you wrote) in the morning. I like the flavor of chipotle and will have to make note to pick up a chiptole sauce.

    Thanks for the great post.

    Velva

    11 . Aug . 2014
  24. Kim - Liv Life

    Oh no… barbequey is totally a word!! Had to laugh when I saw that, I’ve said that before.
    And a no fail recipe?? I’m all over that as well. My husband has loved pulled pork for as long as I can remember, but my daughter would never give it a try. This year though she had her first taste and she now proclaims it her favorite meal. This recipe is going to the top of our to try pile!!

    12 . Aug . 2014

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