Chocolate Chili Pulled Pork

Unsweetened chocolate adds richness and depth to this dish

Chocolate Chili Pulled Pork
Chocolate Chili Pulled Pork

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 3

    onions, chopped

  • 4

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 1-1/2

    cups (375 mL) bottled strained tomatoes

  • 1/2

    cup (125 mL) water

  • 1/3

    cup (75 mL) apple cider vinegar

  • 1/4

    cup (60 mL) chili powder

  • 1/4

    cup (60 mL) fancy molasses

  • 2

    tbsp (30 mL) packed dark brown sugar

  • 1

    tsp (5 mL) dried oregano

  • 1

    tsp (5 mL) ground cumin

  • 1

    tsp (5 mL) ground coriander

  • 1/2

    tsp (2 mL) salt

  • 1/4

    tsp (1 mL) pepper

  • 2

    oz (57 g) unsweetened chocolate, chopped

  • 3

    lb (1.4 kg) boneless pork shoulder

  • Sauce

  • 1

    cup ketchup

  • 3/4

    cup apple cider vinegar

  • 3/4

    cup cola

  • 1

    tablespoon maple syrup

Directions

In slow cooker, combine onions, garlic, strained tomatoes, water, vinegar, chili powder, molasses, sugar, oregano, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper; stir in chocolate. Add pork, turning to coat. Meanwhile, make Sauce: In saucepan, combine ketchup, vinegar, cola, maple syrup and reserved spice mix. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to simmer; cook uncovered until reduced to 1-1/2 cups (375 mL), about 25 minutes. Set aside. Cover and cook on low until pork is tender, 6 to 8 hours. Transfer pork to bowl. With 2 forks, shred or “pull” pork. Skim fat from liquid in slow cooker. Stir pork back into liquid.

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