Spicy Honey Lime Pork Roast

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Spicy Honey Lime Pork Roast is a little bit spicy and a little bit sweet, with just a hint of citrus. This pulled pork is a fun change from our usual herb rubbed pork roast, the meal that has been my go-to pork main dish for several years.

Spicy Honey Lime Pork Roast - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

An oven pork roast is always delicious, but there are times when I simply prefer the ease of a crock-pot roast for busy nights.

I’ve made this Spicy Honey Lime Pork Roast a couple times now and I absolutely love it. The flavors are subtle and that makes this a really versatile main dish. I’ve served this pork straight out of the crock-pot with mashed potatoes and vegetables.

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I’ve melted it into some of the best grilled cheese sandwiches I’ve ever tasted, wrapped it in a tortilla, and then stashed the very last serving away to make a quick breakfast hash.

Choosing a Slow Cooker

Slow cookers or crockpots are an appliance of which I have more than one. If you are an avid slow cooker user like I am, you might understand the need for more than one. So, let’s talk about my favorites:

First up is this 6-quart slow cooker that has a locking lid. These crockpots are fantastic for transporting foods. Mine has gone everywhere from church potlucks to barbecues, game nights to Thanksgiving dinner. However, fair warning, these slow cookers run crazy hot. Low is closer to a boil than a simmer, the warm setting actually simmers. So trust me when I say HIGH is high.

My everyday slow cooker is this 8-quart Crockpot. It’s my go-to appliance for cooking large roasts and big batches of chili. Fun fact: did you know that a full 4-quart cooker, actually cooks more slowly than a half-full 8-quart cooker?

For just cooking a few pounds of chicken to shred for enchiladas or other smaller recipes, this 3-quart version is perfect.

Thanksgiving has become a breeze since I have mastered how to hold all of the side dishes using these medium-sized round slow cookers.

If you aren’t a fan of the idea of keeping more than one slow cooker in the house, these CrockPockets are a game-changer when it comes to preparing and holding multiple dishes at the same time. They slide into a standard 6-quart crockpot, dividing it into two sections that are perfect for serving different side dishes or keeping taco fillings warm for parties.

Spicy Honey Lime Pork Roast is a little bit spicy and a little bit sweet, with just a hint of citrus. - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

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Spicy Honey Lime Pork Roast

3 from 1 vote
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 1/2 pound sirloin pork roast
  • 3-4 minced chipotle peppers about 1-2 tablespoons worth
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from the can of chipotle peppers
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice about 2 medium limes worth
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced


  • Rinse and pat dry the pork roast. Place in the slow cooker. Stir together the remaining ingredients and pour over the roast. Cover and cook on LOW heat for 6-7 hours, until the meat can be pulled apart with tongs. Toss the pieces of meat in the juices in the crock-pot. Enjoy!
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Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Anonymous says

    This is going into my slow cooker tomorrow morning. Don't have fresh limes so will use Nellie and Joe's Key West lime juice. It makes everything better. Thanks, Maralyn Woods

  2. Anonymous says

    Thank you very much Mary Youkin. I love this recipe. I am sure my family would love it as well. God Bless you for always being my kitchen hero.

  3. Lynne says

    How large of a can of the chipotle peppers? And I thought Adobo was powdered spices? And do you add the whole can of peppers or just use the freshly chopped ones along with a tablespoon of the juices from the canned peppers?

    • Mary says

      I buy a 12-ounce can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Chipotle chiles are dried, smoked jalapeños. Adobo is a tangy, slightly sweet red sauce. Those two things are canned together and referred to as “chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.” Simply chop up the specified number of peppers (not the whole can) and then using the liquid from that same can. I hope that helps!

  4. Joleen Jorge says

    Cant wait to make thus pork roast. Sounds like it has a “Cuban” flair with the chilis and lime! will post my review when i’ve made it!

  5. Sara Perkins says

    This was great as filling for soft tacos with a nice slaw as a topper! Life saver recipe for busy days!!!!3 stars

  6. Julie says

    I’d like to make this Tuesday. My markets sell “pork loin roast” (averaging 3 lbs) and pork tenderloin which are about 1.5 lbs. Thinking the tenderloin is too lean. Would the pork loin work and, if so, should I double the other ingredients for the 3lb?

  7. Lydia says

    What do you recommend to have as a accompaniment with this roast? Also, what recipes do you recommend doing with the leftovers?

    • Mary Younkin says

      This pork is great on sandwiches, with potatoes, with rice, tacos, or burritos. The leftovers are terrific with all of those things too.