#FreshTastyValentines: Tangerine Hatch Chile Pulled Pork

I’m starting off the #FreshTastyValentine week with the Tangerine Hatch Chile sauce that I received from Not Ketchup. This stuff is delicious! It’s tangy and sweet with just a hint of heat to it.

In case you missed it, go back to yesterday’s post and you’ll find out all about #FreshTastyValentines.

I was first introduced to hatch chiles at Wegman’s. There’s a weekend every summer during hatch chile season where they sell them by the pound and have huge roasters out in the parking lot so you can’t even manage to get into the store without smelling that wonderful scent.

I first learned about Not Ketchup a year or so ago when I completed my first Whole30 and had moved onto Paleo foods. Their sauces don’t include ingredients that you can’t pronounce; it’s just pure flavor. This particular flavor is the first one that has no sugar added at all! It’s sweetened only by the tangerines, apples and dates included in the recipe.

After receiving my bottle of Tangerine Hatch Chile , it took me all of maybe 2 minutes to open it and try some. Instantly in love, I headed on over to Amazon and immediately bought another flavor. I knew this sauce needed something that could stand up to its tangy and sweet properties and I figured there was nothing better than a good pulled pork covered in this sauce.

Tangerine Hatch Chile Pulled Pork
Source: Cookaholic Wife creation
Servings: 12-14
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    • 3 lb. pork shoulder or butt, large fatty areas trimmed
    • 1 1/2 cups Tangerine Hatch Chile Not Ketchup, divided 
    • 1/2 cup chicken stock (or water)
    • 1 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1 tsp. kosher salt
    • 1 tsp. black pepper

1. Sprinkle the garlic powder, salt and pepper over the pork.
2. Pour the chicken stock (or water) into a 6 quart or larger slow cooker. Place the pork on top and cover with 1 cup of the Tangerine Hatch Chile Not Ketchup.
3. Cook on low for 8-10 hours, then shred the pork with two forks.
4. Portion out the pork (on sandwiches or not) and drizzle the remaining sauce on top.

I served the pulled pork with sweet potato fries and a Paleo-friendly coleslaw. Tom had his on a sandwich bun with fries and a pickle.

If you’re lucky, you could win a bottle of this sauce. Just go back to yesterday’s post and enter to win! There’s a ton of other prizes available as well.

Tangerine Hatch Chile Not Ketchup is also available in stores (depending on your location) and on their website, http://www.notketchup.com/product/tangerine-hatch-chile-not-ketchup-individual-bottle/ Don’t forget to follow them on Instagram as well!

Disclaimer: I received Not Ketchup’s Tangerine Hatch Chile flavor as part of participating in #FreshTastyValentines in exchange for sharing a recipe. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received. 

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  1. Great idea to use it with pork! I bet it would be great for a Hawiian pulled pork slider.

  2. I really loved this sauce! This sounds so tasty!

  3. What a great idea for a pork sandwich!

  4. Love Not Ketchup, you really don't need much else, as proof from your recipe. I bet this was great!

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