Sweet & Spicy Pork

Perfect sliced or pulled apart and used for Sweet Pork Burritos or Salads! recipe adapted from: Romney Family Table Cookbook


  • 4 to 5 pounds pork tenderloin or pork loin ( or other pork roast)
  • 2 (12-ounce) cans Dr Pepper or Root Beer (do NOT use diet or generic brands)
  • 1 packed cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 (7-ounce) can chipotle chilies in adobo sauce (use only sauce, not the chilies!)
  • 6 ounces mild or medium-hot red taco sauce or you can use instead 1 cup ketchup for a milder taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. Place the pork roast in a large slow-cooker pot. Combine all of the other ingredients in a blender and mix. (Use only the adobo sauce, not the chilies. I put the entire can of chilies in a small strainer and pour the Dr. Pepper of Root Beer over it to get as much of the sauce as possible.)
  2. Pour the blended sauce over the pork and cook on low heat for 8 hours or on high heat for 5 hours. Or cook until the meat is fall apart tender! Remove the pork from the sauce and pull the pork apart, or slice. Return pulled pork to the sauce in the slow cooker and heat through on low.
  3. To serve: Serve in slices or Spoon pork into burrito-sized flour tortillas or over salad greens. Top with any of the following ingredients as desired:
  4. Black beans
  5. Sour cream
  6. Shredded cheeses
  7. Guacamole
  8. lettuce
  9. Salsa
  10. Cilantro Lime Rice