Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork: A Mouthwatering Delight

Have you ever craved a tender and flavorful pulled pork dish that’s incredibly easy to make? Look no further! Our Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork recipe requires just four ingredients and will leave you speechless. With the perfect combination of pork tenderloin, Dr. Pepper, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, and BBQ sauce, this dish serves up a delightful explosion of flavors that will leave you wanting more. Whether it’s for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, or tailgating, this recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Effortless BBQ Pulled Pork Made with Dr. Pepper

Prepare to be amazed by the simplicity of this Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork. With only four ingredients, including pork tenderloin, a can of Dr Pepper, chipotle peppers, and BBQ sauce, this dish is a breeze to make. Start by placing the pork in the crockpot, add a dollop of pureed chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, pour in the Dr. Pepper soda, and let it cook on LOW all day. When you return home, be prepared for the magic that awaits you. The pork will have tenderized and will easily fall apart. The juiciness and incredible flavor will captivate your taste buds, making this one of your favorite ways to enjoy pulled pork.

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How to Make Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork in the Crockpot

This barbecue recipe is not only delicious but also incredibly simple to make. Start by placing the pork tenderloin in the slow cooker. To enhance the flavor, add a generous dollop of pureed chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Then, pour an entire can of Dr. Pepper soda over the pork. Cover the crockpot, set it to low, and let it cook all day. When the time comes, remove the pork from the slow cooker and effortlessly shred it using two forks. Finally, toss the shredded pork with your favorite barbecue sauce and get ready to indulge in pure delight.

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Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

To ensure the best results, here are a few tips and answers to commonly asked questions:

  • When cooking pork tenderloin, it’s crucial to remove the silver skin on the side of each pork tenderloin. This silvery-white sheen membrane is a thick connective tissue that doesn’t break down when cooked. Simply use a knife to carefully remove it.
  • If you prefer, you can use other cuts of pork, such as boneless pork shoulder (also known as pork butt/Boston butt), pork loin roast, or a pork roast.
  • Yes, you can use a bone-in pork shoulder. Just keep in mind that the cooking time might be slightly longer.
  • If you’re short on time, you can cook the pork on HIGH for about 3 to 4 hours.
  • Feel free to experiment with additional ingredients to personalize your pulled pork. Consider adding chopped onion, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic, cayenne pepper for an extra kick, or even a splash of Worcestershire sauce. For a smoky flavor, add a dash of liquid smoke.
  • When serving the shredded pork, you can either toss it with barbecue sauce or simply spoon some of the sauce over it. Some of our favorite store-bought BBQ sauces include G. Hughes, Sweet Baby Rays, Stubbs, and Williamson Brothers.
  • Pulled pork can easily be frozen. After shredding the pork and tossing it with sauce (if desired), let it cool completely before placing it in a freezer bag. When you’re ready to enjoy it, thaw and reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.
  • To make cleanup a breeze, consider using a crockpot liner.
  • Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When reheating, simply use the stovetop or microwave.
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What to Serve with The Best Pulled Pork

The options are endless when it comes to serving this mouthwatering pulled pork. Our go-to choice is to make pulled pork sandwiches accompanied by coleslaw and baked beans. However, you can also try it on top of a salad, baked potatoes, alongside a bowl of mac and cheese, in pork tacos, or even pork nachos. The versatility of this dish makes it perfect for any occasion, whether it’s Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, or a tailgating event in the Fall. Don’t miss out on this easy and delicious lunch or dinner option. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

Looking for more delightful side dish options? Check out our website for a collection of our favorite recipes that perfectly complement this yummy pork.

Steph