These slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches have a chipotle kick and a creamy, smokey avocado ranch sauce. A quick and easy, kid friendly dinner that makes great leftovers!
Yes, that this has a really long title. But that is not what I was going to say.
You are thinking “Pulled pork with chipotle, ranch AND avocado, did Taylor really go there?”
Yeaaaa giiirl, I did.
2 things you should know about this recipe:
1. It makes your mouth really happy
2. It’s so insanely easy that you could do it with your eyes closed.
Except, if you’re going to do that, please make sure you peek a little once you get to the part with the food processor. I lost my finger tip in a food processor battle once. True story.
Side note: I am typing this with all 10 tips in tact. It grew back. You were concerned. I know.
Anyways. Pulled pork with creamy avocado ranch sauce. Right.
So, really all you gotta do a little mix-up-the-spices dance, sprinkle it on some pork to give it some pizzazz, and then stick that baby in your crockpot or slow cooker, if you call it that, and go watch “The Bachelor.” Not that I am excited that it’s Juan-uary or anything. If you watch this show, that I do not watch (read: I do), you will know what I am talking about.
Re-visit the little oinkster 6-10 hours later and, VOILA, dinner for you…and about a million other people. This recipe makes a lot. But, that’s ok because it freezes ah-may-zingly. Hello quick, hubby pleasing lunches that I don’t have to put any work into. Yes puhlease.
Speaking of my favorite man, when I told him about this recipe idea, his face went like this –> :(. He said “Taylor, that is going to be wayyy too much going on, sometimes less is more.”
Oh my dear, there is a reason that you are the nurse and I am the food blogger. Although, I do try to self diagnose all my ailments so, technically, I am kind of a nurse? I guess that Web MD helps me though, so I can’t take all of the credit for my self diagnosis skillz.
This slow cooker pulled pork comes out SUPER tender and insanely easy to shred. You could be all dainty and proper and use forks to shred up this bad boy, orrrr you can be uncivilized, like myself, and just get all up in thur and use your hands. Use your hands. You know you want it. It’s 4 bazillion times more fun.
Once you’ve shred, shred, shredded that slow cooker pulled pork you can blend, blend, blend up that saucey goodness. Words are more fun in threes, don’t you think?
Now, this is the time when you want to open your eyes and peek a little. Sharp blades + fingers + closed eyes = no bueno. Just throw all the necessary ingredients in there, hit that blend button, and hello creamy-delicious-sauce-that-is-begging-to-be-poured-over-pork-and-absorbed-into-a-big-chunk-o-carby-goodness. You like it.
Side note: I tried to make this healthier by going all healthy cobb salad on this slow cooker pulled pork, and using Greek yogurt and subbing the Ranch dressing for Ranch dressing powdered mix. Do NOT do this. Unless you like things to do not, in any way, shape, or form, taste like Ranch dressing. Blech. Yo’ taste buds will not be pleased with you.
Now that you’ve got all the components made, done all the various (and required) dances, throw those those babies on a nice, whole wheat bun and call it yum-in-your-face. This sauce, you guys, just gets eaten up by the bread which makes for a very pleasant mouth-ular experience.
And, Mr. FFF? He ate his words. Literallly.
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