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Dr Pepper Pulled Pork

Dr Pepper Pulled Pork makes a slightly sweet with a bit of a tang, delicious pork that is fantastic made into sandwiches.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 hours
Total Time5 hours 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 388kcal


  • 1 medium onion sliced thin, about 1 cup worth
  • 3 pounds pork shoulder roast
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon smoked or plain paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces Dr Pepper not diet
  • barbecue sauce of your choice for serving


  • Place the onion in the bottom of the slow cooker and set the roast on top. Season with spices. Rub the spices all over the pork. Pour Dr Pepper over the pork and cover with the lid.
  • Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours, adding about 30 minutes for each additional pound if you're multiplying the recipe.
  • When the meat can be easily pulled apart, shred the pork with tongs and allow the shredded pork to rest in the cooking liquids until ready to serve. Add barbecue sauce to taste and serve warm.


This recipe multiplies nicely. I double the recipe for a 5-6 pound roast almost every time I make this, to ensure that we'll have leftovers. It is not necessary to double the Dr Pepper when multiplying the recipe, there will be plenty of liquid with just one can of soda.


Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 738mg | Potassium: 1532mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 15027IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 5mg