Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork

Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork is one of those recipes that everyone raves about! Seasoned with brown sugar, chili powder and cumin then marinated in enchilda sauce and Dr. Pepper. All slowly cooked in a crock pot until tender. Perfect for burritos, tacos, quesadillas, sliders and even salad!

I’m pretty sure if you like this recipe you are going to like some of my other recipes that would pair really well with this pulled pork. My Jalapeno Ranch Dip is great with chips, but drizzle a bit of this over your burrito or salad! If you are needing something to cool it down a bit, you can always a scoop of my Easy Guacamole. Super kid friendly. Looking for a few sides to go along with it all? Try my Mexican Rice (stove top version) or (Instant pot version) Easy Mexican Rice. Then Street Corn Recipe is great to have with everything!

Ingredient List

  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Cracked Pepper
  • Cumin
  • Chili Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Brown Sugar
  • Dr. Pepper
  • Red Enchilada Sauce
  • Jalapeno Pepper
  • Yellow Onion

How To Make Spicy Pork

  • In a small bowl mix the rub ingredients together.
  • Place the pork roast in the slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle the spice mixture over the roast and rub it in to completely coat.
  • Add in the sliced onion and jalapeno pepper on the sides of the roast.
  • Pour in the enchilada sauce and Dr. Pepper around the roast. Don’t worry about it not being mixed. That will happen while it’s cooking.
  • Place the lid on your slow cooker and cook on high for 3 hours.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 hours.
  • Shred the pork and remove any large fatty pieces.
  • This can also be cooked overnight on low for 12 hours.

Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork

Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
Incredible recipe for a subtle sweet and spicy pulled pork. Perfect for burritos, quesadillas, sliders or in a salad!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot, dr. pepper, enchilada sauce, pork, pulled pork, sauce, slow cooker, spices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 9 hours
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Total Time: 9 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 15 People

Ingredients

  • 5-6 lb Pork Roast

SEASONING RUB

  • 1 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 tsp Freshly Cracked Pepper
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 TBSP Chili Powder
  • 3 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar

SAUCE

  • 12 oz Dr. Pepper 1 Can
  • 10 oz Red Enchilada Sauce Mild, Medium, Or Hot
  • 1 Whole Jalapeno Pepper Cut in half. You can remove the seeds for less heat
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion Peel, root removed and sliced

Instructions

  • In a small bowl mix rub ingredients together.
  • Place pork roast in the crock pot.
  • Sprinkle the spice mixture over the roast and rub in to completely coat.
  • Add in sliced onion and jalapeno pepper on the sides of the roast.
  • Pour in enchilada sauce and Dr. Pepper around the roast. Don't worry about it not being mixed. That will happen while it's cooking.
  • Place the lid on your slow cooker and cook on high for 3 hours.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 hours.
  • Shred the pork and remove any large fatty pieces.
  • Serve!
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Notes

*This can be cooked on low for 12 hours or overnight.  

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