Sunday, November 3, 2013

Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions Recipe

Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions

I have never pulled pork before, neither have I pulled a pig, and this is my second time eating pulled pork. Quite a simple dish to prepare, and the outcome is outstanding. 

The recipe I used suggested using pork shoulder or tenderloin but I used chops and it worked perfectly. I think just about any cut of meat will work. The tougher cuts like pork leg may take longer to cook and produce a much more juicier outcome.

I  reduced the amount of ingredients by 6 to get a single serving size, and cooked it in a ramekin. This was convenient and mess free.

I adopted the recipe from Cooking in Stilettos

1 pound chops (I used Svensk Rapsgris Kotlett)
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1½ tablespoons turbinado or brown sugar 
1½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 cloves  garlic, minced 
1/3 teaspoon dried oregano
Pinch salt and pepper
1/3 cup chili sauce (or BBQ sauce)
½ teaspoon minced chipotle chili in adobo

1.      Heat oven to 160°C/325°F
2.      Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
3.      Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes
4.      Add sugar and cook until the onions are a rich golden brown, stirring continuously, about 6 to 8 minutes.
5.      Add the garlic, oregano, salt and pepper and cook for another minute.
6.      Add the vinegar and bring to a boil. Cook until the vinegar is mostly evaporated, about 1 minute.
7.      Remove from the heat and stir in the chili sauce and chipotle chilies.
8.      Place pork on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet, add sauce and cover with aluminum foil
9.      Bake until a fork inserted in thickest part of pork can be twisted easily and meat shreds off with little resistance, about 3½-4 hours.
10.  Alternatively, instead of baking, you can cook the pork in a slow cooker on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours
11.  Once the pork is done, transfer it to a cutting board and shred using two forks. Add the sauce and mix.


  1. I absolutely love pulled pork. I could devour that sandwich in seconds.

  2. I've always drooled at pulled pork pictures and recipes. I've never had the opportunity to try it out. This looks amazing. I wish I could have a portion or two of this right now.

  3. I don't make pulled pork very often but this makes me want to make it soon! Looks yummy!

  4. pulled pork is one of my favourite things!

  5. Using pork chops is a great idea for a small serving size. And I love how it has chipotle in it.

  6. pulled pork is SO good! the seasonings in this one sound phenomenal. please check out my pumpkin graham muffins that missed the linky if you have a chance :)


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