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.
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.
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.
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
- 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!