Easy Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

Easy Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork


  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce, minced, plus 1 tablespoon adobo
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) whole tomatoes in puree
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 3/4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, trimmed and halved crosswise
  • 8 sandwich rolls, split, for serving
  • Coleslaw, for serving
  • Pickles, for serving

Cooking Directions

    • In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine onion, oregano, bay leaves, chipotle, adobo sauce, tomatoes (and puree), salt, and pepper. Add pork and turn to coat completely.

    • Cover and cook on high until meat is pull-apart tender, about 6 hours. Transfer pork to a bowl; shred with two forks. Return pork to pot, and toss with sauce. Discard bay leaves.

    • Serve pulled pork with rolls, coleslaw, and pickles.