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A can of cola adds the just-right amount of sweetness to the sauce that coats each bite of this slow cooker pork recipe. To serve these pork tortas, spread rolls with mayo, pile on the super-tender pulled pork, then finish with a spoonful of the reduced sauce.

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
slow-cook:
480 mins to 600 mins(low) or 4 to 5 hours (high)
cook:
8 mins
Servings:
8
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Cola-Chipotle Pork Tortas

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Directions

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  • In a blender or food processor combine onion, chipotle chile peppers, lime juice, garlic, and cumin. Cover and blend or process until smooth, adding as much of the cola as needed to make a smooth mixture. Stir in remaining cola.

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  • Trim excess fat from meat. Season meat generously with salt and pepper. If necessary, cut meat to fit a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Place meat in slow cooker. Pour cola mixture over pork.

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  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

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  • Remove meat from cooker; remove cooking liquid from slow cooker and reserve. When meat is cool enough to handle, use two forks to shred meat, discarding any fat. Return meat to cooker. Skim fat from cooking liquid; transfer 1 cup cooking liquid to a small saucepan. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 8 to 10 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup. Season to taste with salt.

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  • Stir 1 tablespoon reduced cooking liquid into the mayonnaise. Spread mayonnaise on cut sides of rolls. Add remaining reduced cooking liquid to shredded meat and stir to moisten. Use a slotted spoon to remove meat from slow cooker; serve on buns topped with Cebollas Encurtidas, if desired, and sliced avocado.

Tips

Serving suggestion: Serve with roasted potato wedges.

Tips

*Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and water.

Nutrition Facts (Cola-Chipotle Pork Tortas)

648 calories; total fat 37g; saturated fat 8g; polyunsaturated fat 4g; monounsaturated fat 9g; cholesterol 120mg; sodium 586mg; potassium 699mg; carbohydrates 44g; fiber 3g; sugar 11g; protein 34g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 97IU; vitamin c 3mg; thiamin 1mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 7mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 16mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 30mg; iron 1mg.

Cebollas Encurtidas

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  • Preheat broiler. On a 15x10x1-inch baking pan, place red onion slices. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until onions are charred and tender, turning once halfway through broiling time. When cool enough to handle, separate onions into rings, discarding any large dry blackened pieces.

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  • In a medium bowl combine onion, grapefruit juice, orange juice, lime juice, salt, oregano, garlic, and pepper. Cover and chill at least 2 hours before serving.

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Reviews

28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3