How To Use Dr. Pepper & A Slow Cooker To Make Pulled Pork


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The Secret To Good Pork: Soda

Pulled pork: it’s a barbecue staple everyone can get behind. It’s deliciously juicy and rich, packed with a ton of flavor… and that’s just regular pulled pork.

What if I told you there was a way to make pulled pork even better than it already is? That’s right. One little tweak to an already delicious pulled pork sandwich? Your favorite soda!


Dr. Pepper, everyone’s favorite soda, makes an amazing braise for pulled pork. Your sandwich is about to get a whole lot better, and here’s how.

Cook It Up

First, grab your slow cooker. Then, you’ll want to gather some simple ingredients to get this pork cookin’. According to Garden Fork‘s recipe, You will need:

Additional ingredients that are great with this are:

  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • chopped garlic, 2-3 cloves
  • hot sauce, to taste, or any other spice, like chipotle pepper
  • liquid smoke, a tablespoon or 2

How It’s Done

Season up your pork however you like, then add it to your slow cooker with the Dr. Pepper and any additional ingredients.

Close the lid and cook it on low for 5 hours, or until the Dr. Pepper mixture becomes a thick, syrupy sauce and the pork is cooked through and tender.

Tear the pork with some forks, mix it up in the sauce according to Garden Fork‘s instructions, and add it to a bun with some coleslaw. You’re welcome in advance.