Spicy Pop Pulled Pork

Total Time:
6 hr 10 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
6 hr

Yield:
18 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 onions, peeled and quartered
  • 1 whole pork butt ( pork shoulder roast)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • One 11-ounce can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 cans pop (I use Dr Pepper)
  • 4 packed tablespoons brown sugar
Directions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Start by placing the onion quarters in the bottom of a pot. Sprinkle the pork with salt and pepper, and then place on top of the onions. Pour the chipotle peppers over the top, and then crack open the cans of pop and pour them over the whole thing. Add the brown sugar to the liquid and stir.

Cover the pot, put in the oven and cook for at least 6 hours, flipping the roast 2 or 3 times during the cooking process. When it's done, the pork will be dark and weird and wonderful. It'll also be fork-tender. That's when you know it's done.

Remove the meat from the pot and shred completely. Then return the meat to the pot and keep in the juice until you need it. Divine!


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This is DISGUSTING!  How much sodium, saturated fat, cholesterol and sugar is in this??!  2 cans of Dr Pepper?!  Are you trying to kill people or make heart disease and stroke and even bigger epidemic?  I find it irresponsible (not to mention disgusting) to even post such an unhealthy recipe.   item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a really blah recipe for us.  Not much flavor or heat.  Will be doctoring up the rest of the meat.  <br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loves this pulled pork!! We have made sandwiches, chili and rice and beans. So versatile and it freezes well, too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Bland bland bland bland. Not an ounces of flavor in this dish. I prepared this in a slow cooker rather than an dutch oven. But I don't think that made that much of a difference item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good pulled pork recipe. Good with BBQ sauce item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this the other day because I've frequently seen people praising Dr. Pepper with pork. So I had to see what the fuss was all about. Usually whenever you slow cook something, you get this amazing aroma that makes you salivate. With this... not so much. Not that it smelled bad; it just didn't smell great. And taste wise, wasn't that much better. Past attempts at pulled pork will be good to me without any BBQ sauce, but this recipe in my opinion requires something to be added. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is one of my favorites. I only use half of the chipotle peppers because I don't like it super spicy but it is amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used a 3 1/2 pound pork butt - not pork shoulder - and followed the recipe exactly to the letter. I placed it in one of those aluminum roasting pans available in the supermarket, covered with foil, and baked it in a 300 degree oven for about 6 hours. When I took it out, the pork was so tender it melted in your mouth like butter. The gravy was smoky, slightly spicy but not too much so, and luscious. I poured the gravy into a blender and pureed it (removed the chipotles), poured it back into the pan, and thickened with some corn starch. This is a magnificent recipe, my compliments to Ms. Drummond. I will say one thing about the pork butt. There is a lot of waste on it, if you need to feed a crowd, you are going to need at least a 5 - 8 pound piece of meat. I read some of these reviews. The chipotle peppers are available in most supermarkets. They absolutely made this dish what it was. Don't substitute. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did some minor changes due to lack of canned peppers (used chilli powder and cayenne pepper), but the basic concept was loved by me, my friends, and 130-ish charity event goers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Top of the line! A+ item not reviewed by moderator and published
why is your rating so low? it sounds like you relly liked the recipe. I made it today and am getting ready to pull it out of the onoin soon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You must be confused about rating recipes. Five stars is the very best, with one star being the lowest. In other words, one star sucks. lol. I don't think that's what you meant. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Also, pork butt is the same thing as pork shoulder. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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