Crockpot Chocolate Stout Pulled Pork

Crockpot Chocolate Stout Pulled Pork |

Let me introduce you to my new favorite way to make pulled pork.  I kinda sorta want to just reach into my screen and grab a bite – good thing I still have a batch in the freezer ready to go.  I feel a pulled pork emergency coming on.

So we all know that pulled pork in the crockpot is super easy and pretty hard to go wrong with … but when we add in my favorite combo of spices (no I won’t say the names because if you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time you already know what I’m going to say) and some chocolate stout?  It’s magical.  Magical, juicy, super flavorful pulled pork bliss.

I know, I can be a little over the top sometimes but you are just going to have to trust me on the chocolate stout.

Crockpot Chocolate Stout Pulled Pork |

And if you’re not a big beer person no need to worry your pretty little head off.  This does not taste like beer.  I find it more just brings out all sorts of flavor – which combined with super tender juiciness is one winning combination.

The first time I made this the husband and I just stood next to the crockpot grabbing spoonfuls and fighting each other to get the next bite as soon as possible.  Welcome to my life.

So how should you serve this, you ask?  The sky’s the limit friends.  You can go traditional with some coleslaw on a bun.  You can spoon some on top of a salad.  Or as an add-in to another meal, like a pasta dish.  Tacos anyone?

Crockpot Chocolate Stout Pulled Pork |

Or … or you can check back on Monday for something a little different.  There may or may not be mango involved.

How’s that for a weekend cliffhanger?  I’ll see you bright and early next week.

Crockpot Chocolate Stout Pulled Pork
Yield: about 10 servings, depending on how you use it
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • about 4 pounds boneless pork butt
  • 2 cups chocolate stout
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • juice of 1 lime
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the cumin, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and cayenne. Season the pork butt all over with this mixture and then place in a crockpot. Pour in the stout, worcestershire and lime juice.
  2. Cover and cook on low for about 12 hours, until the pork is really tender.
  3. Shred (I prefer to do this on a cutting board), toss the meat in the juices in the crockpot and serve however you would like! On rolls with coleslaw, on top of a salad, by itself straight out of the crockpot…

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  1. says

    This has my hubby’s name written all over it! He’s the pulled pork/braised meat king of our castle. He would love this! Especially with that yummy spice blend + dark beer. Pinning for him! Hope you’re having a fun weekend, Ashley!

  2. Amy says

    Hi Ashley! This sounds delicious and I’d love to try it, but (I’m ashamed to admit) I don’t have a slow-cooker. Do you know how to adapt it to a dutch oven? Or can you recommend a good slow cooker for me to purchase? Thanks and keep up the great work!!

  3. says

    I don’t think I’ve ever met anything “pulled pork” that I didn’t like. Glad to know how the stout works in here. I totally trust you – plus, it looks awesome. Having this stocked away in the freezer would be a goldmine!

    • Ashley says

      It is! I always get so happy when I realize I have something good in my freezer just waiting to be eaten!

  4. says

    Pulled pork is my favorite! I love using beer with meat cooked in the crockpot. I can only imagine how good this chocolate stout tastes with all those spices. I’m picturing myself eating this as a sandwich or even better as tacos!

  5. says

    Wowsers lady, this looks fabulous! My husband would go absolutely ga ga over this pulled pork! He keeps asking me to make it for him and seeing this chocolate boozed up version is totally a sign that I need to get off my lazy pork butt and get cracking. Pinning and have a great weekend :)

  6. says

    Ashley, I’ve been eating pulled pork everyday almost here in AZ, and just can’t get enough! The spices you used are my favorites, and beer is always a great ingredient in my book –chocolate stout sounds very intriguing. I love the sound of this with mango, and don’t want to wait till Monday.

  7. says

    I can vouch for the magical powers of chocolate and bear combined! Yup, my daughter and I would be standing at the crockpot fighting each other for the next spoonful too!
    Cannot wait to see your mango infused dish…Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. says

    I don’t like the flavor of beer to drink but I love cooking and baking with beer. Weird but very true. :) I am always on the lookout for full flavored crockpot recipes. Sometimes the house smells wonderful as the crockpot does its thing but then you taste the meat and are disappointed by the minimal flavor. All of the spices in your recipe ensure deliciousness! Have you ever tried this with beef? I wonder what cut of beef would be best?
    Have a great weekend! I am looking forward to the resolution of your cliff hanger on Monday!!

  9. says

    Haha, when you started talking about your favorite spices, I knew this would involve cumin and smoked paprika. Can’t go wrong with them! I’ve never had chocolate stout before (either to drink or to use in recipes), but now I’m intrigued. This sounds like a scrumptious variation of pulled pork!

  10. says

    I’d shred it, put it between two slices of good bread together with juices and a handful of parsley! Now, where is it…?! Men, that looks delicious, Ashley. Good weekend to you! :) ela

  11. says

    I’m giggling over the way you described the meat as ‘pork butt’ in your recipe, Ashley!
    I think I’m going to have to give this pulled pork gig a go. I know hubby would love it. Pinning! Oh, and I’m intrigued about your upcoming ‘may-be-adding-mango’ recipe!

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