Slow-Cooker Chipotle Pulled-Pork Sandwiches

Put a spicy spin on pulled pork...stir in chili powder and chipotle chiles in adobo sauce.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 45 min
  • Servings 20

1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons salt
2
teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2
teaspoons ground mustard
3
teaspoons chili powder
1
boneless pork shoulder (3 lb), trimmed of fat
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
2
canned chipotle chiles, finely chopped
1
tablespoon adobo sauce from canned chipotle chiles
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

Complete this meal with carrot sticks, and corn chips.

Leftover pork makes a tasty burrito filling or tostada topping.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
550mg
550%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.