The best Pulled Pork

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This pulled pork is one of my most popular recipes between my family and friends. It is my go-to meal when I have company because I can make it ahead of time, it is super easy, and everybody loves it.

I found the original recipe about 14 years ago, back when food blogs were not very popular. I really have no idea where it first came from. I have modified the recipe over the years to adjust it to my taste and needs and I have to say, this is by far my favorite version.

What do you need to make The best Pulled Pork


Fresh garlic cloves

Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Use 2 if you want a little heat.

Tomato sauce

Dijon mustard

Smoked paprika


White vinegar

Worcestershire sauce

Light brown sugar

BBQ sauce (optional)

Bay leaf


Cooking oil

Pork butt shoulder roast. Pork tenderloin would also work for this recipe.

Hamburger buns

Other cooking methods

Crock Pot. I have made this pulled pork in the crock pot many times and it always comes out perfect. The Dutch oven is my favorite method but if you want to make this in the morning and have it ready at dinner time just add the chunks of pork to the cruck pot, cover with the sauce and cook on low, undisturbed for 6-8 hours.

Oven. Brown the pork, pour over the sauce and bring to a simmer. Cover and transfer to a 350 degrees preheated oven and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hrs or until de meat is very tender.

How to serve The Best Pulled Pork

Pulled pork sandwiches and Spicy Cole Slaw with Chipotle dressing is a must with this polled pork!

Get the recipe here: Spicy Coleslaw with Chipotle Dressing – Marisol Cooks

Nachos: Arrange a layer of corn tortillas on a baking dish and add refried beans, pulled pork and shredded cheese. Bake at 375 degrees until the cheese is melted and everything is nice and hot. about 8-10 minutes. Add your favorite toppings and serve warm.

Tacos: I love to make these with soft flour tortillas, crunchy coleslaw and tangy tomatillo salsa.

Quesadillas: Pulled pork and melty cheese, do I need to say more?

Baked potatoes: Stuff the bake potatoes with a good serving of pulled pork and serve with a big dollop of sour cream, green onions and pickle jalapeños. Delicious!


Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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