This is Honey Habanero Pulled pork is perfect for sandwiches, tacos and more. Tender pork slow cooked with honey and habanero peppers. College football season has officially arrived! I spent Saturday watching College Game Day coverage, cooking for the casa crew and generally being lazy. Just wait until you see the recipe for Green Chile Sausage Gravy I have coming soon… [bctt tweet=”Honey Habanero Pulled Pork #spicy #pork #thymeforcocktails”] This time of year also means breaking out the crockpot for easy, delicious meals. Pulled pork is a staple in the casa kitchen and I like to make different variations. We love a good sweet and spicy flavor combo and honey habanero fits the bill perfectly. I recently made a really great, fresh Stone Fruit Salsa that goes great with this pulled pork. The guys fried up corn tortillas and doused it all with hot sauce. They are absolute killers about their spice, they like it hot! Now if you like things a little more mild, omit all but 1 pepper from this recipe. You could even increase the honey for extra sweetness. Consider a fruit salsa like we did to balance out the heat, pineapple salsa would rock with it too. Just be careful when handling the peppers. Wear gloves if you have them and wash your hands really good after touching them. Anyone who has ever cut hot peppers then forgotten and rubber their eyes will agree! Share your favorite fruit salsa idea in the comments! Enjoy~ Loriann
Honey Habanero Pulled Pork
- 3 pound pork shoulder or Boston butt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 tablespoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 large sweet onion roughly chopped
- 2 whole habanero peppers leave stems attached; cut a small slit in tip of pepper
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro optional
- Rub pork with honey.
- In a small bowl mix spices together. Sprinkle over pork.
- Place onions, peppers and stock in crockpot.
- Place pork on top of vegetables.
- Cook on low 6 hours or until fall apart tender.
- Carefully remove peppers and dispose.
- Remove pork, shred with hands or 2 forks. Garnish with cilantro (optional) Serve hot.
- Keep in crockpot on warm for buffet service. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.