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Pulled Pork with Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Try this easy to make Oven Roasted Pulled Pork with Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce that is perfect for any backyard barbecue.
Course dinner, lunch, Main
Cuisine American, BBQ
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours 15 minutes
Marinate 1 hour
Total Time 8 hours 45 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 905kcal


For the Pulled Pork

  • 5 to 7 pound boneless pork shoulder
  • 3 tablespoons of Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • Pretzel buns

For the Coleslaw:

  • 2 cups of slaw mix
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of celery seed
  • 1/4 cup of crumbled blue cheese
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

For the BBQ Sauce:

  • ½ small diced yellow onion
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
  • 3 cups of ketchup
  • ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of honey
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 2 finely minced chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard


  • For the Pork: In a large bowl combine all of the pulled pork dry seasonings until combined. Next, add the pork shoulder and rub the spice blend all over the pork and marinate over night over at least one hour.
  • After it's done marinating place the pork in a roasting pan and cook in the oven on 325° for 3 hours. After 3 hours turn the heat down to 300° and cook for a further 3 hours. Once it's done cooking pull the pork apart using two forks until it is shredded.
  • For the Coleslaw: In a large bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar until combined and then add in the slaw mix, celery seed, blue cheese and season with salt and pepper and fold together. Keep cool.
  • For the BBQ Sauce: In a medium sized sauce-pot on high heat with oil, add in the onions and caramelize (about 10 to 12 minutes). Next, add in the garlic and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Finish by adding in the remaining ingredients and cook on low heat for 1 hour to make a honey-chipotle barbecue sauce.
  • Mix together the bbq sauce with the pulled pork and combine. Serve on a bun with a small amount of blue cheese coleslaw on top.


Calories: 905kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 126g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 330mg | Sodium: 3184mg | Potassium: 2423mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 1495IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 6mg