Slow-Cooker Chipotle Pulled Pork

After blueberries, Mexican is probably my favourite cuisine. Blueberry is a cuisine, right? My husband and I usually have burritos once a week. It’s my go-to easy meal, I just throw some four bean mix, black beans, onion, capsicum, tomato and corn in a fry pan with ground cumin, coriander, smoked paprika and chipotle in adobo sauce to make the filling. I love putting the burritos in the sandwich press so they’re nice and crisp on the outside; they’re also less likely to fall apart in your hands this way! When a bit of cheese oozes out and crisps up it’s like winning the lotto. Not that I know what that feels like, unfortunately, but I can only imagine it’s like eating a crisped-up piece of cheese.

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This pulled pork recipe also contains my beloved chipotles in adobo sauce. You can find them at most fancy-ish food stores, good fruit and veg stores and some independent grocers. If you’re having friends over for dinner on a weekend, this is a perfect dish because you can chuck it in the slow-cooker, go have a nap for a few hours and you’re set! Just put together a few sides before they arrive and they’ll think you’ve been working hard for hours, yet looking surprisingly refreshed. Winner.

Em xx

Slow-Cooker Chipotle Pulled Pork

Serves 4

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  • 500g Barongarook Pork tenderloin
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbs ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 400g tin diced tomato

To serve:

  • Avocado
  • Fresh salsa
  • Grilled corn
  • Coriander
  • Tacos/Tortillas/Corn chips


Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a fry pan over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook, turning, until lightly browned. Remove from the heat and place in a slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Place the lid on the slowcooker and cook on low for about 4 hours, or until the pork is tender and able to be pulled apart with a fork.

Remove the pork from the slow cooker and, using two forks, shred apart. If you prefer a thicker sauce for the pork, you can transfer the sauce from the slow cooker to a fry pan and simmer until thickened. Return the pork to the sauce. Serve with sides of your choice. Enjoy!

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