Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork is one of those easy dinner ideas for kids – and everyone in the family will LOVE it!

It only takes minutes to assemble this 3 ingredient recipe in your crock pot, and after simmering for a few hours, it will be all ready when dinner time rolls around!

Dr Pepper pulled pork sandwich on a white plate with potato chips beside it.

Are you feeling like you’re a stuck at home mom in desperate search of a list of mom life hacks? If so, I have a great idea for your dinner idea dilemma today. Dr. Pepper pulled pork is a super easy thing to make.

And may I add, it is delicious! Everyone will love it, and it doesn’t require a lot of work from you. (This post contains affiliate links.)

3 Ingredient Pork Slow Cooker Dinner

A crock pot with a pork roast in it. Dr. Pepper and onion soup mix are beside it.
I was skeptical about pouring Dr Pepper over my pork roast, but I’m a believer now! Yummy!

You’ll Need Only These 3 Ingredients For This Simple Shredded Pork Recipe:

You will also need a slow cooker for this recipe! It’ll help cook your roast low and slow keeping it juicy and tender!

How To Make Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches In A Slow Cooker

1.If your pork roast is too big for your crock pot, cut it  into sections so that it will fit into your crock pot.
2. Roll the pork in the onion soup mix until it is coated well.
3.Pour the Dr. Pepper over the pork till it is nearly covered in your cooker.

(The bottle of Dr. Pepper seemed a little generous, so I poured most of it over the pork and then drank the rest!;))

4.Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours.

Cooking meals in the crock pot is very forgiving. I actually assembled mine at 9 pm, turned it on low, and let it simmer slowly all night long.

The next morning, I shredded the meat, returned it back into the juices, and it was all ready for our lunch guests.

5. Remove the cooked pork from the crock pot (it will be falling apart!) and shred all the meat with two forks. Return it back to the crock pot and gently stir it into the juice.

If you find there is too much liquid, just use a ladle to remove some.

Drizzle over your favorite barbecue sauce if you’d like.

Crock pot with shredded pork made with dr pepper in it.
You can add your favorite bbq sauce to make this an extra special sandwich.

How To Serve Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Place some of the shredded meat over a split hamburger bun.

Add more barbecue sauce to the top if you prefer.

A slow cooker pulled pork sandwich on a white plate with chips on the side.
Serve Dr Pepper pulled pork sandwiches with your favorite side – like coleslaw, chips, or macaroni salad.

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork is one of those easy dinner ideas for kids – and everyone in the family will LOVE it! It only takes minutes to assemble this 3 ingredient recipe in your crock pot, and after simmering for a few hours, it will be all ready when dinner time rolls around!

Ingredients

  • 1 Can of Dr. Pepper (or a bottle, if that’s all you can find)
  • 1 Packet of Onion Soup Mix
  • 2-3 Pounds of Pork Roast

Instructions

  1. If your pork roast is too big for your crock pot, cut it into sections so that it will fit into your crock pot.
  2. Roll the pork in the onion soup until it is coated well.
  3. Pour the Dr. Pepper over the pork till it is nearly covered in your cooker.
  4. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
  5. Removed the cooked pork from the crock pot. It will be falling apart.
  6. Shred the meat with 2 forks and then return it to the crockpot and gently stir it into the juice.

This recipe was updated July 2020 with new photographs and recipe tips.

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8 Comments

  1. Dawn Sharretts says:

    I am going to try this tonight

  2. The written recipe calls for a can of Dr Pepper but both pictures show a 16.9 oz bottle. Is it just a can that is used?

  3. I would stick to what the recipe says. Often the pictures are taken when we have good lighting!

  4. Could I use a pork tenderloin?

  5. Is it ok to leave it on low for 8hrs? I have to work, and won’t be home for that long. Or will that cause it to dry out?

  6. Yes if it is in the crockpot and completely covered.

  7. Do you know the calories per serving?

  8. Good afternoon! Planning on trying this recipe tomm??Question : When you take the pork out to shred it, do you return to the liquid ? Or no? Thank you!!!

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