Recipe by Jessi Leigh
This recipe comes from The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. First of all: pork butt. It isn’t a pork butt at all, but a pork shoulder. Second, it’s just a wonderful cut of meat. It cooks up moist and tender and results in so much meat, you can either feed a crowd or stretch the meat into at least two or three different meals for your fam damily. this fun and sweet/spicy concoction of Dr. Pepper and chipotle peppers really did turn out to be a lovely combination. If you haven’t ever tried it, cook up a pork shoulder sometime soon. You’ll be amazed at how much you can do with the stuff.
Top Review by KateL
Yum, my step-daughter shared this with us, and we begged for the recipe! It is so easy, and so good! Use Dr. Pepper. This is on the sweet side. Can't wait to make some for our freezer.
- 1 whole large onion
- 1 whole roast, Pork Shoulder ("pork Butt")
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1 (11 ounce) can chipotle chiles in adobo
- Dr. Pepper cola, 2 (12 oz.)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Peel the onion and cut it into wedges. Lay them in the bottom of a large dutch oven.
- If you’re so inclined, rinse the pork. 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 inches.
- 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.