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Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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My Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches are made without BBQ sauce. If you can’t eat BBQ, this is perfect. Everyone else can add it to theirs. We’re all happy!!

Updated 06/12/2020

Dr Pepper Pulled Pork on top of the bottom of a hamburger bun, with the top bun laying on the edge of the pulled pork. Pickles in the background.

Have you heard of cooking pork and roast in sodas?  If not, you’re in for a treat with these Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches. 

What is the best meat for pulled pork?

Pork shoulder is the best cut. However, any pork roast with a higher fat content will work too. The fat helps give the pork flavor.

What can I make with pulled pork other than sandwiches?

What goes with pulled pork sandwiches?

  • Potato Salad
  • Cole Slaw
  • Baked Beans
  • Salad
  • Baked Potato
  • Pickles and Onions

How to prepare pulled pork sandwiches

  1. Make your pulled pork.
  2. Shred the pork to bite size/manageable pieces.
  3. Place 1/2 cup to 1 cup of pulled pork on your choice of bread/bun.
  4. Add toppings, if desired.

Why did my pulled pork come out tough?


Cooking your pork on a high temperature and too fast will result in tough pork.

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Pulled pork on top of a bun with pickles in the background.
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Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches

My Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches are made without BBQ sauce. If you can't eat BBQ, this is perfect. Everyone else can add it to theirs. We're all happy!!
Course Lunch, Main, Main Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword easy pulled pork sandwiches, pulled pork sandwich slow cooker, pulled pork sandwiches slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
0 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 121kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker / Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 1 4-5 lb Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast
  • 1 Bottle (16.9 oz) Dr. Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder Can sub with Garlic Powder
  • 10 Hamburger Buns or your choice of bread/bun

Instructions

  • Mix seasoning in a small bowl.
    Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches by 3glol.net
  • Rub the seasoning on all sides of the pork roast.
    Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches by 3glol.net
  • Place pork roast in slow cooker.
    Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches by 3glol.net
  • Slowly pour in the Dr. Pepper. Try not to let it fizz/foam too much.
    Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches by 3glol.net
  • Cook on low for 8 hours. **Or high for 4 hours. Check periodically to make sure your Dr. Pepper is not evaporating too much. Flip the pork if need be, or just spoon some of the extra juice on top.
    Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches by 3glol.net
  • Remove from slow cooker into a casserole dish, or something similar. Tear apart with a fork. Spoon some of the remaining juice in the slow cooker over the meat to keep it moist. Serve.

Notes

ITEMS/INGREDIENTS USED IN RECIPE – If you are interested in any of the items I may have used (or are similar to the items I used) in making this recipe, I have listed all or some of them above within the post.  NOTE:  These links are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain item. This does not affect your price, it remains the same.

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg
Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce on top of pickles on top of a bun.
A pile of pulled pork on top of a bun with BBQ sauce drizzled on top of the pork.
Pulled pork with BBQ sauce on top of bun, with pickles on top of the pork.

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