Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

I found this crockpot recipe on and made this for dinner a few weeks ago. It was fast and easy, and super tasty. We used hamburger buns to make sandwiches with the pork....and this recipe makes a lot of servings, so make sure to have a few extra guests, or expect leftovers. After the pork is cooked and shredded, you can either add the whole bottle of barbeque sauce back into the slow cooker along with the pork, or just warm up the sauce on the side and let people add as much as they like to their sandwiches....that's what we did:)
You will need:
-1 bottle of barbeque sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray's)
-1 can of Dr. Pepper (I had a bottle of Dr. Pepper and used a little over half of the bottle)
-Grill Mates Pork Rub (found on spice isle)
-1 Tbsp Hickory liquid smoke
-4-6 pound pork shoulder roast (mine was about 4 1/2 pounds)
*Rinse and pat dry your pork roast, then cover the roast with the grill mates pork rub. Be generous and rub in the seasonings all over the roast. Set the roast inside your crock pot and sprinkle roast with a little salt and pepper
*Pour Dr. Pepper and tbsp of liquid smoke all around the side of the pork roast.
*Cover crockpot and set on lowest setting for 8-10 hours
*When pork is tender and done, remove from the crockpot and discard most of the liquid remaining in the crockpot. Shredd the pork roast and remove the bone, then return back to the crockpot on warm setting. At this point you can pour the bottle of barbeque into the crockpot and stir together with pork and allow to warm. Or, do what we did and warm the barbeque sauce on the stove, then let people make their own sandwiches, using as much sauce as they like. We piled on dill pickles and banana peppers on our sandwiches for an extra kick!