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Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork

Sweet and spicy pulled pork is a great recipe because it is so versatile. Serve it on rice, with a salad, or in tacos or burritos.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Pulled Pork, Sweet and Spicy
Servings: 4


  • 4 lb pork butt trimmed
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 4 ounces diced green chiles
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/3 c Coke NOT DIET


  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

At The End


  • Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray
  • Mix all the spices together in a small bowl, reserve 1 Tbs, and rub the remaining over pork butt
  • Place pork butt rubbed with spices into the slow cooker, put reserved spices aside
  • Add the tomato sauce, chiles, brown sugar, and coke to the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low 6-8 hours until pork is fork tender and easy to shred.
  • Shred pork, remove any excess fat, and liquid.
  • Add pork back into slow cooker with the remaining ingredients and reserved spices.
  • Stir everything together and cook for another 20 minutes. Taste, and adjust flavor to sweeter or spicier as you wish.
  • Serve in burritos, tacos, salads, and more.