Dr. Pepper Crock Pot Pulled Pork is the perfect way to feed a crowd. This slow cooker pulled pork is easy, tender, delicious and everyone always loves it!
With just 5 minutes of prep, this recipe is perfect to add to the crock pot before heading off to work. You’ll come home to slow cooker full of tender juicy pulled pork perfect for sandwiches or topping Baked Potatoes or Mac and Cheese Casserole.
Crock Pot Pulled Pork is Easy and Versatile
This easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork is a family favorite that is super simple to put together! Let the Slow Cooker do all of the work, and then pile this pulled pork on crusty buns and top with some fresh homemade coleslaw for a dish everyone raves over! You can even use it for tacos. This slow cooker pulled pork is perfect for Sunday supper, tailgating or even for parties (on slider buns) or piled on top of baked sweet potatoes!
The best part about this dish is that it cooks in the slow cooker and is ready when you are, which means it’s easy to make. If you are serving a crowd, you can easily turn your slow cooker pulled pork on low to keep it warm until guests are ready to eat. We just set out a basket of rolls and a bowl of slaw and our guests can create their own sandwiches!
How to Make Pulled Pork in the Crock Pot
- Line the bottom of the Crock Pot with sliced onion.
- Rub the pork roast with seasoning and add to the slow cooker.
- Pour Dr. Pepper (or Rootbeer) on top and let the Crock Pot work its magic.
- Once cooked, shred with 2 forks and stir back into the juices.
- Add additional BBQ sauce if needed and serve on crusty rolls!
How Long to Cook Pulled Pork in the Crock Pot
- Cook on High 4-5 hours
- Cook on Low 7-8 hours
If you’re a fan of slow cooker pulled pork, you’ll really love this recipe made with Dr. Pepper! It’s amazing that just a few simple ingredients can create a dish that is so rich and delicious. For an alternative, you can try this crock pot pulled pork recipe with diet soda or root beer and it tastes just as amazing!
What Kind of Pork for Pulled Pork?
You’re going to want a pork roast that is well marbled and has lots of fat and collagen. While many people use a tenderloin for pork roast, I find it too dry and tough and much prefer to roast a pork tenderloin until juicy! The perfect cut of pork is a pork shoulder which goes by many other names. You may also see it labelled as:
- Picnic Roast
- Boston Butt
- Blade Roast
- Shoulder Butt
- Pork Butt
What to Serve with Crock Pot Pulled Pork
- Creamy Apple Slaw Recipe – Fast!
- Avocado Pasta Salad
- Creamy Cucumber Salad – Fresh classic flavors!
- Crock Pot Corn on the Cob – Crazy easy!!
- Pineapple Crock Pot Baked Beans
- Fresh Corn Salad – Summer flavors!
Dr. Pepper Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
- 1 pork butt/pork shoulder roast 4-5lbs
- salt pepper & garlic powder
- 1 onion sliced optional
- 1 can Dr. Pepper
- 3/4 cup barbecue sauce or to taste
- Rolls & coleslaw for serving
- Place the onion in the bottom of the slow cooker. Rub the outside of the roast with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
- Pour the Dr. Pepper over the pork and cook on high 4-5 hours or on low 7-8 hours.
- The meat will be very tender. Using 2 forks, shred the pork and place back in the juices.
- Add barbecue sauce to taste. Allow to cook an additional 30-60 minutes if desired.
Serve on crusty rolls with coleslaw.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)