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Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork

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Bizarre, I know. It came to me in a vision. And it resulted in a flavorful, moist shredded pork for everything from carnitas to nachos.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Large Onion
  • 1 whole Pork Shoulder ("pork Butt") - 5 To 7 Pounds
  • Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 can (11 Ounce) Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce
  • 2 cans Dr. Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

Preparation

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Peel the onion and cut it into wedges. Lay them in the bottom of a large dutch oven.

Generously salt and pepper the pork roast, then set it on top of the onions in the pan.

Pour the can of chipotle peppers over the pork (include the sauce.) Pour in both cans of Dr Pepper. Add brown sugar to the juice and stir in.

Place lid tightly on pot, then set pot in the oven. Cook for at least six hours, turning roast two or three times during the cooking process. Check meat after six hours; it should be absolutely falling apart (use two forks to test.) If it’s not falling apart, return to the oven for another hour.

Remove meat from pot and place on a cutting board or other work surface. Use two forks to shred meat, discarding large pieces of fat. Strain as much of the fat off the top of the cooking liquid as you can and discard it. Return the shredded meat to the cooking liquid, and keep warm until ready to serve. (You can also refrigerate the meat and liquid separately, then remove hardened fat once it’s cold. Then heat up the liquid on the stovetop and return the meat to the liquid to warm up.

Serve on warm flour tortillas. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, grated cheese, avocado slices, salsa, and whatever else you’d like.

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Marjie on 3.29.2014

I watched Ree make this on TV and just had to try it! Oh, heavenly days, this was soooo good, and so easy to make! I was having a very rushed day, so I threw it in a roaster and then into the oven; didn’t have time to turn it even once, and ended up cooking it for about 8 hours….wow, wow, wow!!! I had plenty for the freezer, and it was wonderful as a main dish with sides. Next we plan to have it on a sandwich with slaw, and maybe Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce, which is just the best, and not hard to find in Texas. This is just an amazing recipe the whole family and all our friends will love!!

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Denise Petrin on 3.2.2014

Great recipe! Has a nice kick to it! I used the leftover in a bolognese sauce and it was awesome!

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ALilBitofEverything on 2.22.2013

HO-LY CRAP! This is HOTTT!!

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daisyray on 1.23.2012

I never turned my roast AND I used Pork Loin Roast instead (it’s what I had and it has less fat) still was amazing. Cooked it for 5 hours instead of 6.

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Jody on 7.25.2011

I made this in my crock pot and it worked fine. Great recipe!

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Patricia @ ButterYum on 1.9.2015

Very good and incredibly fast – the hands-on time getting it in the oven is under 5 minutes. I only had a 7.5 ounce can of chipotle in adobo so that’s what I used. It was just enough to add nice smoky flavor and a gentle heat, but not too much heat (my heat-hating daughters gobbled it up). Next time I make this, I think I’ll add a few cloves of garlic to the pot (we love our garlic). PS – Just before serving, I strained the fat from juices and removed large globs of fat from the shredded pork.

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moxie mama on 7.7.2014

easy, fast and a BIG hit

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Beth Midula on 2.24.2014

I love recipes that do not have a lot of ingredients, this was so easy to make and the end result was delicious. I made it for a Super Bowl party and it was devoured.

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goliadyaya on 9.18.2013

Easy recipe…and very tasty! We only used 1/2 can of peppers and it was perfect for our family. I also put all into the crock pot and cooked on high for 6 hours. Perfection!

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em25 on 10.15.2012

Solid recipe for pulled pork. We liked the level of heat, but I felt like it lacked a little bit on flavor.

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