Dr. Pepper Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Image Courtesy of the National Pork Board, Des Moines, Iowa.

It’s the perfect way to serve a crowd. It’s easy, tender, delicious and everyone always loves it!


  • 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.
As an option, try lining the bottom of the slow cooker w/ bacon.
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.