Best Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Using A Crockpot

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Dr. Pepper pulled pork is crazy tender with a perfect sweetness all from the ease of being cooked in your crockpot.

Dr. Pepper pulled pork

Are you ready to unlock the ultimate sweet and savory combination? It’s time to test out this amazing crockpot Dr. Pepper pulled pork recipe. This mouthwatering dish combines the rich flavors of tender pulled pork and the distinctive taste of Dr Pepper which both deliver a sweet and savory experience.

Each bite of this delectable pulled pork is infused with the unique blend of sweetness and tanginess that Dr Pepper is known for. The sweetness of the soda perfectly complements the savory notes of the pork, creating a harmonious flavor profile.

But this recipe is not just about flavor. It’s also incredibly easy to make! With just a few simple ingredients and a slow cooker, you can have a delicious and crowd-pleasing meal on the table with minimal effort.

So, whether you’re planning a weekend barbecue or a cozy family dinner, the Dr. Pepper pulled pork recipe is the perfect choice. Get ready to savor the ultimate fusion of flavors and experience a culinary adventure like no other!

How To Make Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Ingredients needed

  • Pork butt or pork shoulder
  • Dr. Pepper
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Salt & black pepper

Helpful tips to know before starting

  • Buy the pork butt or shoulder according to the size of your crockpot. Grocery stores will sell them very huge. For example, anything more than 3 pounds and it would not fit inside my crockpot. Another note, if you buy the boneless you can cut it down and freeze the rest. However, with a bone-in this will be a bit more difficult.
  • The barbecue sauce should be a simple flavor. There are sauces with a lot of added flavors but those will take away from the flavors of the Dr. Pepper if you chose them. If you have never had a Dr. Pepper recipe the flavor is very faint and adding other flavors just make it harder to actually taste the soda in the recipe.
Dr. Pepper pulled pork

Making the Dr. Pepper pulled pork using your crockpot

  1. First, this is one of this recipes that can be cooked overnight or during the day while your’e away from work.
  2. Now, you want to season the pork but with coarse salt and pepper only. Keep it basic so that the soda is the star of the show. How much to use will vary according to the size but you can add more later.
  3. Then, place the seasoned pork butt in the crockpot and pour a broth or water around the sides. It doesn’t matter because you will drain it later anyways.
  4. Place the crockpot on high for 6 hours or low for 9-10 hours. Allow the pork butt to cook until it is easily shredded and tender.
  5. Now, once the pork butt is done and ready to shred, carefully drain the liquids out of the crockpot. Add the pulled pork back into he slow cooker and shred it. Remove any large clumps of fat if present.
  6. Now mix together the bbq sauce and Dr. Pepper then add into the pulled pork. Once eveything is mix taste to see if you need to add anymore salt and pepper.
  7. Lastly, serve once cooled with your favorite side dish or on a bun.
Dr. Pepper pulled pork

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What liquid keeps pulled pork the most moist?

Any liquid can be used. I have been taught by great pit masters and the secret is not in what is used. Some prefer water, apple juice and things like Coca-Cola and Dr. Pepper. Burt, it all comes down to keeping the meat moist. In this recipe we finish with the Dr. Pepper.

Do you add the juices back into the pulled pork?

No, the juices are always discarded and a sauce is introduced unless the person prefers the pulled pork without the sauce. There is a lot of fat in pulled pork so it’s very unlikely to ever be dry.

Can I make this in the oven?

Yes you can! Season the pulled pork then bake it at 300F in a braising liquid. A dutch oven would be great for this. After it is tender, discard the liquid can follow the recipe as follows. This should take about 6-8 hours in the oven this way.

What to serve with Dr. Pepper pulled pork?

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Dr. Pepper pulled pork

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Dr. Pepper pulled pork is crazy tender with a perfect sweetness all from the ease of being cooked in your crockpot.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 3-4 pound pork butt (boneless or bone-in)
  • coarse salt & pepper

Pulled Pork Sauce

  • 3/4 cup plain barbecue sauce
  • 12 ounce Dr. Pepper

Instructions
 

  • First, this is one of this recipes that can be cooked overnight or during the day while your'e away from work.
  • Now, you want to season the pork but with coarse salt and pepper only. Keep it basic so that the soda is the star of the show. How much to use will vary according to the size but you can add more later.
  • Then, place the seasoned pork butt in the crockpot and pour a broth or water around the sides. It doesn't matter because you will drain it later anyways.
  • Place the crockpot on high for 6-7 hours or low for 9-10 hours. Allow the pork butt to cook until it is easily shredded and tender.
  • Now, once the pork butt is done and ready to shred, carefully drain the liquids out of the crockpot. Add the pulled pork back into he slow cooker and shred it. Remove any large clumps of fat if present.
  • Now mix together the bbq sauce and Dr. Pepper then add into the pulled pork. Once eveything is mix taste to see if you need to add anymore salt and pepper.
  • Lastly, serve once cooled with your favorite side dish or on a bun.
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