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Bbq Pulled Pork and Chipotle Onion Sandwiches

I learned how to make pulled pork sandwiches last year and am so glad I did. This has got to be one of the best ways to feed a small crowd, especially one over for a sporting event such as Super Bowl. It’s no fuss…you let your pork roast (I use Boston Butt) cook all day in the slow cooker…the meat will be moist, tender and ready to serve on buns with your favorite sauce by game time. This time, I kicked it up a notch by adding sweet and spicy caramelized onions to the already tasty sandwich.

This sandwich is my entry into The Recipe Girl’s
Ultimate Super Bowl Party Recipe Smackdown.
She’s hosting this even in conjunction with Sam’s Club and
is giving away a
Sam’s Club Gift Card to a winner!

Go to The Recipe Girl’s blog on Friday, January 30th
to see the amazing roundup of Super Bowl recipes!

BBQ pulled pork is always a crowd pleaser, and adding these chipotle onions to your sandwiches will put them over the top. The recipe feeds a lot so use it when you are entertaining a group or you could always freeze the leftover BBQ pulled pork for future recipes.

Print Recipe

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork with Chipotle Onions


For the pork:

  • 1 Boston butt or pork shoulder roast (4-6lbs, depending on the size of your slow cooker)
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 whole, crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 cup water
  • your favorite Barbeque sauce

For the chipotle onions:

  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 teaspoons of chipotle chili powder
  • couple - few dashes of Tabasco Chipotle hot sauce


  1. Place pork roast in the slow cooker; add water, sliced onion, salt and pepper and garlic cloves.
  2. Cover and cook on low for about 9 to 11 hours, or until very tender. Drain all juices off, discard any fat and bone. Shred or chop pork (you can do this by taking pork out of slow cooker and placing onto a baking sheet). Place pork back into slow cooker and continue cooking on high for about 1 hour.
  3. Prepare onion topping by adding 1-2 tablespoons of oil in non stick skillet over medium high heat. Add onions to pan, salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until soft. Add 2 teaspoons of chipotle chili powder and a couple of dashes of Tabasco Chipotle sauce to onions. Combine and continue to cook for another 10 minutes. If onions are sticking to bottom of pan, deglaze by adding a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to pan.
  4. Serve shredded pork on potato rolls with your favorite barbeque sauce, top with caramelized chipotle onions.

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Check out my sister in law Jamie’s Easy Barbeque Pork Sandwiches for
another great pulled pork recipe!


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24 Responses to “Bbq Pulled Pork and Chipotle Onion Sandwiches”

  1. Lisa posted January 27, 2009 at 2:06 am

    The onions on the pork look great. I am going to get some Baby Ray’s. I heard that is good.

  2. Carrian posted January 27, 2009 at 2:31 am

    YUM!!!! We love pulled pork!

  3. Erica posted January 27, 2009 at 2:41 am

    Josh LOVES pulled pork. I must make this once I have my crock pot back. Good luck in the contest- you should totally win…and I am not biased at all 😉

  4. Bridgett posted January 27, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Oh my…that sauce! Look at the lovely sauce! I could easily get used to having those.

  5. Bob posted January 27, 2009 at 3:38 am

    That looks amazing! Pulled pork rules. I make it in the oven since I don’t have a smoker or a slow cooker big enough to fit a whole shoulder. Heh. My favorite bottled sauce is Bullseye.

  6. Mary Ann posted January 27, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Funny you should post this right now. My good friend from Ga is at my house and she was just requesting bbq something- anything! In fact, she just came in here and said ” that is what I am talking about”. Looks like we are making this. Thanks, Aggie!

  7. Barbara Bakes posted January 27, 2009 at 4:32 am

    Almost sounds to easy for such a great sandwich. I’ll have to give it a try!

  8. Paula posted January 27, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Oh Aggie, I’m running out of adjectives to describe how yummy your food is. I love pulled pork and this sammy is off the charts awesome. You know what, though? My husband would declare you a goddess if he saw this. This is DEFINITELY something that he would absolutely love. YUM!

  9. Katherine Aucoin posted January 27, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    We love pulled pork sanwiches and I’ve made your SIL’s recipe a couple of times. I love the addition of chipotle and onion YUM!

  10. 5 Star Foodie posted January 27, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    That sounds awesome! bbq, pulled pork, and chipotle onions – yum!

  11. Maria posted January 27, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    My hubby loves pulled pork, but I rarely make it since I don’t eat meat. Maybe he will get a treat soon! Nice job!

  12. Anne posted January 27, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    That looks delicious! I love the onions on top and can’t wait to try that.

  13. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen posted January 27, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    This looks fantastic Aggie! Yum! I would love to come over for one of those….pulled pork is one of my all time faves.

    BBQ sauce – I love to make my own, but of the bottled kind, I go for Trader Joe’s. It is the only one I can find with out HFCS.

  14. biz319 posted January 27, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE pulled pork. HATE HATE HATE onions – but I can leave those off!

    I make a North Carolina bbq sandich, that has no bbq sauce at all – its cooked in slow cooker with vinegar, crushed red pepper flakes, and TABASCO. I always use a pork shoulder – in the summertime I can get a pork shoulder for .99 cents a pound!

    Okay, my mouth is watering, I have to go.

  15. Dawn posted January 28, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    MMMmmmm. I love that onion mixture on the top!! Killing me!

  16. HoneyB posted January 28, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    I want to make this!

  17. Pam posted January 28, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    You are killing me! This is one of my favorite sandwiches – the onions make it perfect.

  18. Clumbsy Cookie posted January 28, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    You’ve been cooking a lot of great looking stuff lately! But this pulled pork won my heart! I love pulled pork and this one looks perfect!

  19. Colleen posted January 29, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    We love Sweet Baby Ray’s too! This looks delicious!

  20. newlyweds posted January 30, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    mmm, this looks so good, the onions and sauce and tender meat, a killer combo

  21. Erica posted March 14, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Totally making this for tonight! I am so excited


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