Bourbon-Mango Pulled Pork Recipe -
Bourbon-Mango Pulled Pork Recipe
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Bourbon-Mango Pulled Pork
Mangos star in this spicy, smoky, slightly sweet slow-cooker pulled pork. See more
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Bourbon-Mango Pulled Pork

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"Spicy, smoky, and sweet. This is the perfect addition to that crusty roll you've been trying to figure out a sandwich filling for!"

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 20 mins


  1. Peel the mangos and remove the pits. Place the pits into a slow cooker, then roughly chop the mango and set aside. Place the pork shoulder into the slow cooker, and season with the black pepper, kosher salt, and 1 teaspoon chipotle powder; pour in the balsamic vinegar and water.
  2. Cover, and cook on Low 5 to 8 hours until the meat is very tender. Once done, drain the pork, discarding the cooking liquid and mango pits, and shred with two forks.
  3. While the pork is cooking, puree the chopped mango in a blender until smooth, then pour into a saucepan along with the honey, 1 teaspoon chipotle powder, and whiskey. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring frequently until the mango has reduced and darkened slightly, about 10 minutes. Stir in the barbeque sauce, and remove from the heat.
  4. Return the shredded pork to the slow cooker, and stir in the mango barbeque sauce. Cover, and cook on High 1 to 2 hours until the pork absorbs the barbeque sauce.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 11, 2008

Made it for a party. Some of the comments I heard besides "delicious" were "This is definately a two plater" I did make my own version. After slow cooking 10 pounds for 14 hours, I

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 13, 2011

The BBQ sauce (Sweet Baby Ray's honey chipotle) completely overwhelmed the other flavors. It was good, but I'm not sure it would have tasted any different had we skipped the mango, chipotle powder, etc. and just soaked pork in BBQ sauce.

Mar 30, 2008

I just made this recipe today and it is definitely a "keeper"! My husband even said it is better than his mother's - and he's never said that before! I followed the recipe exactly except that I used a 7 pound pork shoulder (instead of 4 pounds)and the ratio of pork to sauce was perfect. (If I had used only a 4-lb. pork I'm sure it would have been swimming in sauce.) I cooked the shoulder for 6-1/2 hours, then 'pulled' it, then cooked it for another hour and a half. The mango sweetens it a bit and the chipolte chile pepper gives it a nice kick! Absolutely fabulous - thanks for sharing!

Sep 25, 2008

OMG!OMG! I have been on a roll- every recipe ive tried has been great lately. Ths was no exception. This looked unusual but delish so I decided to try it. It WAS unusual but in a very good way. I ended up using more BBQ sauce than called for but thats cuz I like em saucy. Actually, I used 2 different BBQ sauces. I used 2 regular bottles of Kraft bbq sauce, and I also used part of a raspberry-chipolte bbq sauce I had in the pantry. WOW. Iam sure it would have been fine without the touch of raspberry, but MAN, it made it so good and slightly sweet. Still spicy though. I cant wait to make this again, I am running out of good things to say about it. Just give it a try, you will not be sorry!!

Jan 26, 2009

Oh my oh my, this is without a doubt the best pulled pork I have ever had, bar none! Anyone that makes this for the first time and tastes the juice before it's pored off, it is super spicy, but IT DOES NOT remain in the meat, just a subtle spicy zing with sweet BQ sauce. I use honey BQ sauce, it's great in this. I serve mine on a Kaiser roll with the classic spears of dill pickle. TO DIE FOR! I'm not much of a drinker and had no bourbon in the house so I went down to my local liquor store and bought a little airline size bottle of bourbon for a buck fifty and it was just perfect. If you're on the fence with this one, get off! you'll love it, I promise.

Nov 03, 2008

This was very good. I had an 8 pound piece of meat so of course I doubled everything. I thought the amount of barbeque sauce was too much so I added a total of 36 ounces instead of the 48 ounces that would be required if the recipe was doubled. The meat was very tender and I am glad I did not add the full amount of barbeque sauce it would have masked the chipotle flavor and mangos. I have never been able to find chipotle chili powder so I pureed about half a can of chipotles in adobo with the mangos. If I made it again I would probably add more mangos and chipotle chilis and less barbeque sauce!

Nov 22, 2010

This was my first time making pulled pork and this was a nice, easy, and very delicious introduction. I did listen to other reviewers and made the following changes: I mixed the salt, pepper and chipotle together and then rubbed the mix on the meat. After cooking, I trimmed the fat. I added only half of the sauce to the meat, and then added a bit more it to suit my preference for how saucy the pork should be. The extra sauce on the side was a nice addition. One note to those new to making this type of dish: if you can't shred the pork with two forks, it needs to cook more. When it's done, it should only take a few minutes to break it all up. Happy eating!

Apr 19, 2008

All the liquid had boiled off long before I checked on mine after 7 hours on low. I also only needed to cook it an additional 30 minutes instead of 1-2 hours after making the sauce. It still turned out delicious, but next time I will reduce the cooking time in the first step.


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  • Calories
  • 319 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 23.7 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 995 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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