Slow Cooker Honey-Chipotle Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Honey-Chipotle Pulled Pork is sweet and tasty with simply a touch of heat from the chipotle peppers. The pork cooks low and sluggish for juicy, tender meat the whole household will like! 

Overhead view of honey chipotle pulled pork in a slow cooker.

Slow Cookers are among our preferred tools for cooking pulled pork. We like how you can simply dispose whatever in and leave it to do all of the work. Not to discuss, there are many variations for sluggish cooker pulled pork! This honey-chipotle sauce is our outright favorite. The chipotle brings both a heat and smokiness to cancel the sweet of the honey. Include some garlic and other flavorings and you have a finger-licking barbecue sauce.

  • Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce:

    You ought to have the ability to discover little cans of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in the Mexican food area of your regional supermarket, near the refried beans and enchilada sauce. The most typical nationwide brand names you might encounter are Embasa and La Costeña.

  • Sugar Options:

    We like the mix of the honey with brown sugar in this dish and extremely suggest you utilize both! Nevertheless, you can constantly leave out the brown sugar if required and merely utilize 1 cup overall of honey.

  • Do I have to use a food processor or blender for the sauce?

    Unfortunately, yes. You want those chili peppers in adobo to be pureed rather than have chunks of them in your sauce

  • Roast Size for Slow Cooker Honey-Chipotle Pulled Pork:

    We call for a 3-5 pound pork roast, but you can constantly utilize a smaller or larger roast to suite your needs. If you end up with a larger roast, you will want to double the sauce.

  • Serving Suggestions:

    We love nothing more than a pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw. However, if that’s not your thing, you can always utilize it in burritos, tacos, or most other Mexican food.

  • Make Ahead Instructions:

    Save some time by making the sauce ahead of time and storing in an airtight container in your fridge until ready to use.

  • Storage and Reheating Instructions:

    Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Reheat in a skillet over medium-low heat on the stovetop until warmed through.

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other delicious pork recipes:

Overhead view of a pulled pork sandwich.
Overhead view of honey chipotle pulled pork in a slow cooker.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 8 hours

Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 3-5 pound Pork Roast Butt, Boston butt
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar tightly packed
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Place pork butt roast in the bottom of a 5 to 8 quart slow cooker. Season with 2 tsp salt.
  • In a mixer or food processor, combine ketchup, brown sugar, honey, chipotles, vinegar, worcestershire, garlic, 1/2 tsp salt, and pepper. Blend till smooth.

  • Pour half the sauce over the pork butt and refrigerate the remaining portion in an airtight container.

  • Prepare on low 6 to 8 hours. Drain half of the excess liquids and pour reserve sauce over pork. Prepare an extra 2 hours on low. Shred prior to serving.

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Hydrogenated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Salt: 1029mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.