Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
Published: Nov 22, 2022
Updated: Jul 28, 2023
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Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork made in a slow cooker is easy, tender, and delicious and everyone always loves it! Everything you love about sweet and savory pulled pork, but when it’s flavored with Dr. Pepper, it makes every single bite melt in your mouth! Add melted cheese and drizzle on some BBQ sauce for the best appetizer sliders EVER!
Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
Pulled pork is either pork shoulder or pork butt. It is FILLED with delicious meat flavor, but this pulled pork recipe seasoned with dark soda is one that you’ll want to always have on hand. Let the slow cooker do all of the work, and then pile this pulled pork on warm buttery buns.
- Pork shoulder or butt
- Dr. Pepper
- Lipton Onion Dip mix
- Brown sugar
- Maple syrup
How to Make Pulled Pork in the Crock Pot
Place the pork into the slow cooker. Cover with dry seasoning followed by Dr. Pepper. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours until fork tender. Crock pot recipes are so convenient for cooking protein at a cooking time that works best for your schedule.
This Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork is slow-cooked in your crock pot until it is extra tender and falls apart. Once the pulled pork is very tender, it will be very easy to shred with two forks.
How to Make Au Jus
To make the au jus, remove 3 cups of liquid from the crock pot to a small saucepan with brown sugar and maple syrup. Whisk and stir over the stovetop while over high heat and reduce by about half. Pour, drizzle, or dip sandwiches in this tasty juice! It’s addicting… just to warn you:)
Dr Pepper pulled pork needs just a few simple ingredients to create a dish that is so juicy and delicious. The shredded pork is absolutely delicious made into pork sandwiches or sliders with cheese and barbecue sauce.
We like to top our sliders with cheese, and sauces. But, does this pulled pork have to be used on sandwiches? Absolutely not! It’s SO DELICIOUS for pulled pork tacos, salads, taco bowl, or however else you enjoy pork (alongside baked potatoes, perhaps?).
Who knew a can of Dr Pepper could make such delicious meat? The slow cooking process makes it a fabulous dinner option. The leftovers make for an easy lunch too!
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Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
- large slow cooker
- small sauce pot
- measuring utensils
For the Pulled Pork
- 3 pound pork shoulder or butt
- 1 packet Lipton Onion Dip mix
- 32 ounces Dr. Pepper
For the Optional Au Jus (for dipping sandwichs in)
- 3 cups pork liquid
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup maple syrup
To Make Sandwiches/Siders (optional)
- Rolls, slider buns, or bread of choice (like brioche!)
- Cheese slices, of choice (we use Colby Jack)
- BBQ sauce, or toppings of choice
- Coleslaw or shredded lettuce
- Place the pork into the slow cooker.
- Add the dry seasoning followed by Dr. Pepper
- Cover and cook on high 3-4 hours or low 6-8 hours until fork tender.
- To make the au jus, remove 3 cups of liquid from the crock pot to a small saucepan with brown sugar and maple syrup.
- Whisk while over high heat and reduced by about half.
- Assemble sandwiches/sliders with toppings of choice
- Dip the sandwiches in the au jus or drizzle the juice over the meat for extra flavor!