Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

If you are looking for a go-to, crock pot pulled pork recipe, look no further! This melt-in-your-mouth pork is perfect in a taco as carnitas – or on a soft, kaiser bun as pork barbecue. Whatever your favorite pulled pork dish – this recipe is sure to do it justice. And all it takes is a few basic ingredients and a little bit of patience!

My recipe is a slow-cooker version of this one from the Pioneer Woman Cooks.

Ingredients

5-6 lb pork shoulder
1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz can chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce
3 tbsp brown sugar
24 oz Dr. Pepper soda
sea salt & fresh ground pepper

First, cover the pork shoulder in a gentle coat of salt and pepper and rub all over. Place the pork in your slow cooker or crock pot. Chop onion into large chunks – about 8 to 10 pieces – and add to pot.

Add chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce, then brown sugar, and lastly – the Dr. Pepper. Stir to mix well and place lid on slow cooker. 

Allow the pork to cook for at least six hours – the meat should fall off the bone when done, and it will melt in your mouth when you finally sink in!

Using tongs, remove the pork shoulder from your crock pot and place in a new dish to do the ‘pulling’. I also used a slotted spoon to grab any pieces of meat that had already fallen off the bone.

Shred the meat using two forks and serve on a bun, over rice, or wrapped in a flour tortilla!

I hope you enjoy as much as I do!
– Chef Genny

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
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Ingredients
  1. 5-6 lb pork shoulder
  2. 1 medium onion
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 8oz can chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce
  5. 3 tbsp brown sugar
  6. 24 oz Dr. Pepper soda
  7. sea salt & fresh ground pepper
Instructions
  1. First, cover the pork shoulder in a gentle coat of salt and pepper and rub all over. Place the pork in your slow cooker or crock pot. Chop onion into large chunks - about 8 to 10 pieces - and add to pot.
  2. Add chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, then brown sugar, and lastly - the Dr. Pepper. Stir to mix well and place lid on slow cooker.
  3. Allow the pork to cook for at least six hours - the meat should fall off the bone when done, and it will melt in your mouth when you finally sink in!
  4. Using tongs, remove the pork shoulder from your crock pot and place in a new dish to do the 'pulling'. I also used a slotted spoon to grab any pieces of meat that had already fallen off the bone.
  5. Shred the meat using two forks and serve on a bun, over rice, or wrapped in a flour tortilla!
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks
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