Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions
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.
"Fantastic, the best slow cooker recipe yet. Would be great for parties and summer BBQs. A bit fiddly to prepare but took care of itself. Onions melt in the mouth. Tasted lovely with new potatoes and salad. "- Harrytabby
29 people want to try | 38 have favorited
|3 largeOnions; thinly sliced|
|1/3 cupsRaw Cane Sugar; such as Demerara or turbinado (see Notes)|
|4 clovesGarlic; minced|
|1 teaspoonsDried Oregano|
|1 teaspoonsFreshly Ground Pepper|
|1/3 cupCider Vinegar|
|1 cupChili Sauce; such as Heinz|
|1 1/2 teaspoonsminced chipotle chile in adobo sauce|
|3 poundsboneless pork shoulder or blade (butt) roast; trimmed|
Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions Preparation
1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, 3 to 6 minutes. Add sugar and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the onions are golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes more. Add garlic, oregano, pepper, and salt and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add vinegar and bring to a boil. Cook until mostly evaporated, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in chili sauce and chipotle to taste.
2. Place pork in a 4-quart (or larger) slow cooker and cover with the sauce. Cover and cook until the pork is almost falling apart, about 4 hours on High or 8 hours on Low.
3. Transfer the pork to a cutting board and shred using two forks. Stir back into the sauce.
Notes: Raw cane sugar (such as Sugar in the Raw) is steam-cleaned, coarse-grained and light brown in color, with a slight molasses flavor. Find it in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets or at natural-foods stores. Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce are smoked jalapeños packed in a flavorful sauce. Look for the small cans with Mexican foods at large supermarkets. Once opened, they'll keep up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.
Link to another BigOven recipe
Add a link to another recipe! What would you serve with this?
You may also enjoy
Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions Reviews
There are no tags on this recipe. Log in to add tags.
Blogger? Grab a link to this recipe
Add to on:
Tweets by @bigoven