Spicy Pulled Pork and Lime Cilantro Coleslaw

spicy pulled pork

The good thing about this spicy pulled pork sandwich is that it can be eaten hot or cold. It’s a bit of a doozy of a recipe, but I still think it fits the bill as a quick lunch if you’re making it ahead of time. Also, it was fresh and delicious and super easy to pack as lunch! As always, choose the wrap or keto “bread” of your choice.




  • 68 pork chops
  • 3 large dried chipotle peppers, seeds removed
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 3/4 cup beef or chicken stock
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp whole cloves


  • 1 package of carrot/cabbage coleslaw
  • 1/2 of a red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 a cup of cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 jalapeños, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Make the pork: I recommend making the pork the night before. Just stuck it in the crockpot on low for the 8-12 hours and shred it when it is cooked.
  2. Make the coleslaw: Combine coleslaw ingredients in a bowl. I also added in a small squirt of mayo to make it creamy. I think I prefer it without. If you’re the paleo type, you could add honey and nix the jalapeños to make it a honey-lime coleslaw.
  3. Make the sandwich: Use your keto bread of choice or a lettuce wrap and add the cooked and shredded pork. Enjoy!


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