Slow Cooker Chipotle Pulled Pork


Slow cooker chipotle pulled pork soft taco
There is nothing better than having a meal ready at home after a long, hard day at work.  Slow cookers are truly the answer to having a meal almost completely cooked with minimal effort. 

With winter around the corner, the cold weather, and the short days, I have been using the slow cooker a lot more lately.  This recipe is super easy and very versatile for the type of dish you want to create or the items you already have in your house.  This smoky and spicy pork can be used in tacos, on top of salads, in a sandwich, topping rice and beans, in quesadillas, or simply by itself.  It’s delicious and pairs with a salty margarita perfectly. Yes, I know it isn’t margarita season, but who cares!

Slow Cooker Chipotle Pulled Pork

1 boneless pork shoulder (about 3 lbs), trimmed of fat
1 canned chipotle chilies, chopped (approx. 4 oz)
1 Tbsp brown sugar
3 cloves chopped garlic
¼ cup fresh lime juice
¼ cup water
¼ cup chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper
Package of taco seasoning

Line the slow cooker with the liner or spray with cooking spray if you do not have any liners. In a bowl, mix together the can chopped of chilies and liquids from the can, brown sugar, garlic, lime juice, water, and cilantro.  Rub salt, pepper, and half of the taco seasoning packet all over the pork shoulder and put into the slow cooker.  Pour the sauce mixture into the slow cooker.  

Cook on low heat for 7 to 8 hours.

Remove pork from the slow cooker and set in a shallow dish.  Cool pork slightly and then shred with two forks. 

Once pork is shredded, add some of the remaining cooking liquids and possibly some more of the taco seasoning to your taste liking.  Warning, taste the liquids left in the slow cooker cautiously as they can be extremely spicy.

After a hard day of working outside, this was so nice to come inside to and eat.  Jeff and I enjoyed ours on flour tortillas with some sharp cheese, fresh cilantro, squeeze of fresh lime juice, sliced avocado, and some more chipotle sauce.  Chipotle sauce is my favorite, I just couldn’t get enough.  The heat was intense, but the margarita just cooled it all down.

It was even better that the clean up was minimal because of the Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners.  Once all the cooking is done, just pull out the bag and throw it away.  Easy, peasy!


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