Do you believe that slow and steady truly wins the race? Well, get ready to be won over by the mouthwatering flavors of this incredible slow cooker Chipotle BBQ Pulled Pork. It’s smoky, spicy, and downright delicious, making it the perfect filling for tacos and burritos. And the best part? It only requires 5 minutes of prep time.
Prepare yourself for the ultimate pulled pork experience. Trust me, this is the real deal. Now, I have to warn you, I’m not a pork enthusiast myself. However, when it comes to devouring pork, it has to be exceptional. It has to be bursting with flavor and tender enough to melt in my mouth. Enter this slow cooker chipotle BBQ pulled pork – a love affair that took me less than a second to initiate. It’s that good, my friends.
Let me take you back to two weeks ago when I was making this marvelous dish for my sister’s birthday. In my pantry, there sat an unopened jar of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, waiting patiently for its moment of glory. Until then, I had been missing out on an array of incredible flavors facepalm // So, if you haven’t yet experienced the pure bliss of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, I implore you to order it right this instant. Prepare to be blown away.
Into the blender went the chipotle peppers, along with a few other ingredients, to create the marinade for this slow-cooked pulled pork. In just 2 minutes, magic happened, and the most amazing marinade emerged. I couldn’t help but marvel at how quick and easy it was. Surprisingly, I didn’t even bother searing the pork. You see, I’ve come to realize that when cooking with a slow cooker, searing is unnecessary. The flavors develop perfectly as the dish simmers away.
Before we dive into the recipe, let’s address some common questions about pulled pork. We are about to become experts in this culinary realm.
What Exactly is Pulled Pork?
Essentially, pulled pork refers to pork that has been cooked long enough for the meat to be effortlessly shredded with a fork. You can achieve this tenderness by braising it in an oven, cooking it in a pressure cooker, or, as we’re doing today, using a slow cooker or crockpot. The result? Perfectly flavored pulled pork that will make your taste buds dance with joy.
Choosing the Prime Cut for Pulled Pork
Many will argue that the pork shoulder or pork butt are the best cuts for pulled pork. These cuts become incredibly tender when braised or cooked for an extended period. Hence, this slow cooker recipe recommends using pork shoulder. While bone-in cuts can be fantastic, I personally prefer boneless ones for ease of use. You won’t have to go fishing for any pesky bones later on.
How Long Does Pulled Pork Take to Cook?
If you’re utilizing a slow cooker like me, allow the pork shoulder to cook on low for 8-9 hours. Trust me, low and slow is the way to go for tender perfection. If you’re considering using an oven, braising the meat for 3-4 hours should suffice. However, if you’re in a hurry, a pressure cooker or instant pot can have that big chunk of pork cooked in under 90 minutes.
See? It’s not as difficult as it may have seemed at first glance.
I must confess, this slow cooker chipotle BBQ pulled pork has become my absolute favorite pork dish. It has even surpassed the beloved Korean Gochujang Pork Bulgogi that we all adore.
So, let’s grab those tortillas and transform them into sumptuous burritos because this slow cooker chipotle BBQ pulled pork is about to take the world by storm!
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- Easy Slow Cooker Dal Makhani
- Best Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
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