Delicious slow-cooker pulled pork with a secret ingredient: Dr. Pepper™!
If you have leftovers, allow pork to cool almost completely before storing in your fridge or freezer.
Making slow-cooker pulled pork is one of my favorite weekend activities. It makes the whole house smell amazing and is perfect whether you’re entertaining (hello, football fans) or stocking the fridge with meals to enjoy throughout the week.
One awesome trick to making slow-cooker pulled pork is to use Dr. Pepper™ as a base for your cooking process. The soda actually helps break down the pork and gives it just enough sweetness.
Getting started couldn’t be easier. Just add all your ingredients to a slow cooker, then pour in your Dr. Pepper™. It’s okay if the liquid doesn’t cover the pork entirely. Stir everything together a bit and then cook on low heat for 8-10 hours. (I usually just let mine cook overnight.) The results are pretty spectacular!
At the end of the cooking process, you also have the base for a great “Carolina-style” barbecue sauce to serve with the pulled pork. This style of sauce is thinner than the bottled stuff you might be used to, but tastes great spooned over the pulled pork in a sandwich. If you prefer a thicker consistency, just combine a little cornstarch with water and add it to the pot.
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