This recipe probably has been my 4th variation of pulled pork since I got my slow cooker in June 2010.
That is insane, right?
Well I happen to be a great big fan of pulled pork sandwiches, so I am pretty pleased with myself.
This one has been the most different of any other recipe I’ve tried because it didn’t require adding water or soda. The first one I tried was delicious and the root beer made the pork sweet…. and anything I can smother in Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce is good in my book!! The other one I tried from Pioneer Woman was also FANTASTIC, only we used a tenderloin and didn’t add the chipotle peppers, because frankly I’m a wimp. I also didn’t have an onion on hand. Please don’t ask why, because I don’t know how that happened. The Dr. Pepper and brown sugar made up for it, though. I wanted to bathe in it.
This one, though. Something about this recipe made my heart sing. I just mostly think it was the combination of the ketchup, brown sugar, and the mustard. The onions also added a good level of flavor, so I probably will REMEMBER TO HAVE ONIONS IN MY PANTRY if I ever want to make PW’s variation again.
The mango slaw was also pretty good. I put in that dang cilantro, but no matter how much I tell myself “this time you will like it,” I never do. Ever. The mango and lime combo was heavenly though. It actually made me want a Mango snocone. Right now.
It’s pretty bad when a delicious fresh fruit makes you crave a cup filled with shaved ice, TONS of sugar and mango-flavored syrup.
This is my life.