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Sweet Pulled Pork Barbacoa

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This is an easy version of a popular dish at a local restaurant. Put it in the slow cooker before you leave for work, and come home to delicious pork for tacos or salads. Serve with rice, tortillas, salad, and rolls."
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9 h 10 m servings 250
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place pork shoulder fat-side-up in a slow cooker. Cover with soda, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  2. Cover and cook on Low until pork is tender and can be easily pulled apart with a fork, 8 to 10 hours.
  3. Remove any bones and solid hunks of fat from pork and discard. Shred with 2 forks; stir pork into its juices. Add brown sugar, green chiles, salsa verde, and habanero pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Stir well to combine.
  4. Cover and cook on Low until flavors are absorbed, about 1 hour.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You may wish to discard some of the juice from the pork after the initial cook time, depending on how saucy you like your pork.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 250 calories; 10.6 26.9 11.8 45 582 Full nutrition

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This turned out tender and delicious as written. I didn't see the note about discarding some of the juice and I wish I would have because it was too wet. To remedy that, I transferred it to a sk...