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Sunday, March 25, 2012

mangia mondays 55: spicy mango pulled pork

hello, friends!
welcome to

a blog hop i co-host each week
with the outstanding
lisa from shine your light!

this week i'm sharing:
spicy mango pulled pork

1 sm-med pork loin
garlic & herb grill seasoning, to taste
cayenne pepper, to taste
vegetable oil, for searing
32 oz. mango nectar
8 oz. hot green chile, chopped
2 TBS garlic, minced
8 oz. chipotle sauce
2 TBS apple cider vinegar
2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 jalapenos, cut in half lengthwise
1 lemon, quartered
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1 sm can tomato paste

** this recipe is relatively spicy.
i've included notes after each step so you can choose what to omit/change
& make the recipe more mild. :) **

1. pierce & tenderize pork loin with a fork. rub with grill seasoning & cayenne.
*omit cayenne*

2. heat oil in a dutch oven over med-med high heat. sear pork on both sides. add mango nectar, green chiles, garlic, chipotle sauce, vinegar, red pepper flakes, jalapenos, lemon, salt & pepper.
*use mild green chile
remove seeds from jalapenos
omit red pepper flakes*

3. bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. simmer, covered, for 3 hours or until pork is tender & easy to pull apart.

4. remove pork from liquid. simmer liquid while you pull the pork with 2 forks.

5. strain liquid & return to heat. add tomato paste & stir well. add pork & serve!

we served ours on a baguette,
but it would be good in a burrito, taco, or on its own!
i'm pretty sure this has already become a family favorite! :D

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until next time,
dowlings out!


  1. The sandwich looks delicious, I love spicy stuff! Thanks so much for hosting :)

  2. I love pulled pork and your twist on the classic sounds so good!

  3. Happy Monday! Now you've got me craving pulled pork :)

    I'm sharing some Heavenly Maple Pecan Bars and a Zucchini Basil Salad with Pine Nuts and Pecorino Cheese - Ready in 5 Minutes.

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. That port sandwich looks goooood! Thank you for the party!

  5. Yummm...thanks for hosting! Hey, do you got a good recipe for the coleslaw to share?? :) Simple I know, but geesh, I just can't get it right!

  6. This sounds sooo gooood! Would love to try!

    Thank you for hosting once again.

    The Quiet Mom @

  7. Your sandwich looks delicious! Thanks for hosting!

  8. This sandwich looks really good! Thanks for hosting the party.

  9. I brought you some Chocolate Chip Nutella Sandwich Cookies for hosting! :)