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Slow Cooker Chipotle Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 7 hr 45 min
  • Servings 20
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Put a spicy spin on pulled pork by stirring in chili powder and chipotle chilies in adobo sauce.
Created Oct 25, 2012
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  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) salt
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) ground mustard
  • 3 tsp (15 mL) chili powder
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder (3 lb/1.5 kg), trimmed of fat
  • 1 can (10 oz/284 mL) tomato sauce
  • 2 canned chipotle chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) adobo sauce from canned chipotle chilies
  • 20 burger buns, split
  • 5 medium avocados, pitted, peeled and thinly sliced


  • 1
    Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, mustard and chili powder. Rub seasoning mixture over pork. Place pork in cooker. Sprinkle any remaining seasoning mixture that doesn't stick to pork over top of pork in cooker.
  • 2
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 3
    Remove pork from cooker; place on cutting board. Remove liquid from cooker; skim fat from liquid and reserve liquid. Cool pork slightly. With 2 forks, shred pork. Return to cooker. Stir tomato sauce, chipotle chiles and adobo sauce into shredded pork. If desired, stir in some of the reserved cooking liquid for desired moistness.
  • 4
    Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 15 to 30 minutes longer or until hot. Spoon about 1/3 cup pork mixture into each bun. Place a few slices of avocado over pork in each bun. Pork mixture can be kept warm on Low heat setting up to 2 hours; stir occasionally.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Tip: Complete this meal with carrot sticks, and corn chips.
  • Tip 2
    Tip: Leftover pork makes a tasty burrito filling or tostada topping.

Nutrition Information

340 Calories, 17g Total Fat, 20g Protein, 27g Total Carbs, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 20 Sandwiches
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
Trans Fat
Total Carbs
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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