Chipotle Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions: Secret Recipe Club

Easy and delicious slow cooker chipotle pulled pork with caramelized onions

Happy New Year!!

I took a bit of a computer break over November and December. It was unplanned but well worth it. January will probably be low key while I get back in the swing of things around here.

Today is the first Secret Recipe Club reveal for 2013 and I got an amazing blog this month.  Cooking in Stilettos is written by Aly who, like me, first found her passion for food from her grandfather.

Aly has some fabulous recipes on her blog but I knew as soon as I received the email which recipe I was going to make. I’ve had my eye on the Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions since she first posted the recipe last January.

I had to make the recipe twice because the first time it was devoured before I could get any pictures of it. Not that anyone in my family complained about having to eat it again because we all loved it.

Chipotle Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Author Micha M


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 large onions , thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup chili sauce (found near the ketchup)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons diced chipotles in adobo. Remove the seeds to lessen the heat if desired.
  • 3 pounds boneless Boston butt or boneless pork loin roast


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions and cook until they begin to soften.
  2. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are golden brown, which should take around ten minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper and cook for another minute or two.
  4. Pour in the vinegar, bring to a boil and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the chili sauce and the chipotles in adobo.
  6. Place the roast in the insert of a 4 quart or larger slow cooker. Pour the sauce over the top.
  7. Cover and cook on low for eight hours or high for four hours or until the pork is tender. Shred and serve.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Cooking in Stilettos

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  1. YUM. These sandwiches look incredible…loving them. I adore caramelized onions…so good with pulled pork. A great SRC pick! 🙂

  2. I didn’t think pulled pork could get much better as it is, but the addition of caramelized onions practically has me drooling. I need to try this recipe out soon!

  3. What a great combination! Looks delicious.

  4. I’m so stoked we had each other’s blogs for SRC – What a great way to kick off the new year 🙂 If you loved this – you need to try the bourbon pulled pork – divine!!!

  5. I was wondering where you were….missed seeing your posts. This looks delicious!

  6. Anne @Authentic Simplicity says

    Wow, that sounds so flavorful!

  7. Caramelized onions would be the perfect topping for pulled pork. Amazing! Great SRC pick.

  8. Recipe looks great….love pulled pork and caramelized onions! Missed you and glad you’re back!!

  9. YUM! this sounds wonderful!! Especially with caramelized onions. I’m a fellow SRC member…Group D.

  10. I adore pulled pork and the onions in the recipe sound wonderful.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC entry: Creamy Mints.


  11. Being from the South, pulled pork has a special place in my heart. Not to mention, I adore caramelized onions. This recipe sounds absolutely fantastic!

  12. I am so glad you’re back. I’ve really been missing your delicious posts. This, like everything you post, looks fabulous!

  13. Oh Micha this looks fantastic. I’ve missed ya, so happy to see your smiling face around again.
    Guess what we’re having for dinner tonight, yep – pulled pork sammies. So awesome you picked this one and the caramelized onions… man oh man, right up my alley!


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