I think this may be the most amazing thing I’ve cooked in a long. I love when I find recipes for easy but fun food. So when I saw the Pioneer Woman’s recipe for Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork, I was intrigued. I also know that the Pioneer Woman is pretty awesome, so I have yet to not like a recipe she’s come up with. This recipe also shows you just how much you need a dutch oven in your life. The original recipe called for a pork shoulder that was about 7lbs – I have a household of 2 and was like I’m not buying that much meet. Of course pork shoulder was on sale at the grocery store but there was nothing below 7lbs, so I picked up a 2lb organic piece of pork roast with just enough of a fat coating on the top (you need that). And it cooked up beautifully – I think that picture of the roast might be the most beautiful picture of food I’ve ever taken. And it was so easy!
– 2lb Pork Roast
– 24oz Dr. Pepper
– 3 Tablespoons of brown sugar
– 1 onion chopped into wedges
– 1 can of chipotle peppers (if you use the entire can it’s SPICY so I’d suggest half of that small can they sell at the store)
How I Made it: Put it all in my dutch oven and cooked it at 300 degrees for about 4 hours, it could’ve been a little less since it’s so small. I turned it 1 each hour while it was cooking and ended with the fat side up. But by the time I got to the 4 hour mark it was about to fall apart. Take it out of the liquid and pull apart with a fork and then put back in the juices for the yummiest thing you’ve ever had. This is what it looked like shredded up and then what it looked like back in the sauce. My husband raved about this one and we made it into tacos and sandwiches. Seriously, this was so easy and flavorful. Pop it in your oven on a Saturday morning when you’re doing chores and then have tacos for lunch.
If you like pork, this is a great new way to try it. Yum!