Slow Cooker Root Beer Chipotle Pulled Pork
Recipe type: Entree
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Sweet, spicy and tangy pulled pork with just a few minutes of prep time that doesn't heat up your house!
  • (NOTE: a large slow cooker with an oval shape works best for this recipe.)
  • 3 pound pork shoulder roast
  • 1 large onion, sliced in thick slices and separated into rings
  • 1 can (4 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 12 ounces good quality root beer (NOT diet)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  1. Heat a large skillet (I used a cast iron) to medium high heat. Cut the pork roast into two pieces and brown the pork pieces on all sides.
  2. Place half of the onion rings in bottom of slow cooker. Mix together the tomato paste, chipotle peppers, root beer and salt together. Drizzle some of this mixture on top of the onions. Place browned pork pieces in slow cooker. Drizzle the remaining root beer mixture on top of pork. Spread rest of onion rings on top.
  3. Cook on high for about 4 hours, or on low for 6 to 8 hours. Leave top off of slow cooker during the last hour of cooking, to let steam escape and sauce thicken.
  4. Remove to a platter and shred with a fork. Pour remaining juices and onions onto pork.
Recipe by Healthy Family Recipes at