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I have tried this recipe and it is delicious and would definitely make this one again
I’ve always made pulled pork in a slow cooker with bottled BBQ sauce. But I’m living in France right now, so I’m without my slow cooker and my favorite BBQ sauce. I was wary about pretty much every element of what I was going to have to do to get my pulled pork fix here, but this recipe was just what I needed. Unbelievably tender pork, flavorful sauce, and an easy recipe. I also don’t have my food processor here (how do I get anything done??) so I just quartered the onion and smashed the garlic and let them simmer with everything. A+
I’m so glad you liked it James!
Hands down the best pulled pork I’ve ever made. No need for any sauce on top, although some slaw goes nicely. I also did the entire process in a single pot, just shredded the pork right there as the sauce reduced. I’m making this for the third time tonight and thought it deserved a comment for as much as my family has enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!
I’ve tried so many pulled pork recipes that end in “then add your favorite bbq sauce” – often, I end up having to do that anyway. Not so with this recipe – it was amazing! My husband loves pulled pork, and agreed that this is the first recipe I’ve tried that he wants me to make again. I was skeptical about cooking it in the sauce/water, because all the other recipes I’ve tried are done in a pan or crock pot without added water. I don’t know why it’s great, but it’s great. We make so many of your recipes, Elise, and here’s another winner. Thanks!
I have one question. It’s a bit hard to tell if the sauce has reduced enough. Can you continue to simmer the pork in the sauce if it is a bit too saucy? Thanks
Better to remove the pork and reduce the sauce. That way you don’t overcook the pork, assuming the pork is cooked to your satisfaction.
Oh Heavens, this is fantastic! I made it exactly as written, except I put it in the crock pot, so I reduced the water to 1 cup. I am now reducing the sauce and I hope that the pork makes it to supper. (I keep “sampling”). I cooked it on high for most of the day, and put it back to low for the last hour. I didn’t start until 10AM and took it out at 4PM.
Hi Elise: I”m actually preparing this recipe right now, although i doubled it for a large football playoff crowd coming over later. Question: if I want to crisp the meat a bit, should I pop it under the broiler for a few minutes after I shred it, and then return it to a platter with the sauce? Always love your recipes and use them more than any other food blogger’s. BF
That would work. Just like with carnitas. ~Elise
I cooked a 1 lb. pork tenderloin in a Cuisinart pressure cooker for 45 minutes on high with the natural pressure release. So it cooked another 15 minutes while the pressure released for one hour total cooking time. It turned out perfectly tender.
Mine is in the oven now. No one specified what temperature to put the oven and for how long to cook. My oven is set to 285 degrees and my pork butt is 8lb. Im hoping it will cook in 6 hours as I have guests coming tonight. I would love anyone’s input on cooking temperature and time, thanks.
I replaced the pickled jalepano with hot green chiles, paprika with smoked paprika, white vinegar with cider vinegar and chipotle chili powder with normal chili powder. The result was amazing! Such an easy recipe! Will definitely make it again! Thx!
I substituted the jalapeño for pickled cherry peppers, as that’s what I had in the refrigerator. We’ll see!
This is a great recipe. The only change I made was to slow cook it at 190 degrees Celsius for 3 hours. If you want a proper pulled pork…this is your recipe. Thanks Elise.
Hi, love to try out this recipe. If i were to do this in a pressure cooker, how long would it take? About 1 hr? I saw a recipe online that used a pressure cooker and it took about 80 mins for a 3lb pork butt. I thought a pressure cooker might cut down on the cooking time.
Great question. No idea on the answer. Perhaps someone else reading this has cooked it in a pressure cooker and can offer a suggestion for the time needed? ~Elise
Me and my gal loved this recipe, turned out soooo great.. Tips to pass on (if we may be so bold!) – you gotta taste throughout the cooking process & definitely before finishing for the right salt balance. Also, make sure your spices etc. are fresh and if you don’t like a soggy bun (like my gal) then go for a crispier, firmer bread (maybe toasted ciabatta etc).One more thing, I couldn’t source chipotlé peppers locally but thought that a Tsp of the new ‘Chipotlé Tabasco Sauce’ worked just fine… This recipe is a winner, THANK YOU!!
This was quite good! The sauce was quite good and tasted like a homemade BBQ sauce. I’ll be making this again.
Just amazing…We ended up cooking ours a bit longer until we were satisfied with the texture and made the requisite “few minor changes” based on what we had on hand, but it is, hands down, my new favorite method of cooking pulled pork!
Memorial Day would not have been complete without this indulgent recipe! I followed recipe ingredients but did change up the chipotle powder for the chipotle in adobo sauce…using ALL of the sauce from the can and the fresh green jalapeños! It was absolutely fantastic. I added original cole slaw on the side for those wanting to add it to the top and that made it fun and a ‘real’ pulled pork sandwich as my cousins said!!! I had to make many copies of the recipe as the guests left!!! This will be a main staple for parties as I had everything but the pork on hand…THANK YOU for sharing this recipe!
My partner and I had this at the weekend (neither of us had heard of pulled pork nor have we cooked meat this way before!) The meat was so tender; beautiful. One thing, not being sweet tooths, I reduced the amount of sugar by about half, and still found it too sweet. I also reduced the vinegar as per other suggestions here. Will definitely make this again (more chilli, less sugar!)
now to find an easy chicken recipe!
Excellent recipe, easy to follow and it tastes great.
I tweaked the recipe a bit and made the whole thing in a crock pot for 12 hours
I’ve been a long time admirer of pulled pork but this was the first time I’ve made it. Rave reviews all ’round.
best regards from spain
Made a half recipe (had a pound and a half hunk of pork shoulder in the fridge) yesterday. Didn’t have pickled jalepenos, but did have an open can of chipotle chiles. Substituted a chipotle chile and about a tsp adobo for the jalepeno and chipotle powder. Also added a couple drops liquid smoke to get that authentic bbq flavor. Just right. Cooked it in our crockpot set on low for 6 hrs, then removed liquid and reduced it in a sauce pan. The pork was great! A local sandwich shop makes a killer bbq’d pork sandwich – my gold standard for decades. Your recipe is as good. Thanks for giving us another easy, tasty comfort meal that calls for ingredients we usually have in our pantry and fridge.
What an easy and delicious recipe. I put it on a jalapeno cheese roll and added some coleslaw!! Can u say YUM!!!!