Pulled Pork with Dr. Pepper Sauce

Tammy Brownlow


Now you can have your barbecue and eat it too....on a weeknight! I start the pulled pork in the morning and by dinner time the house smells amazing.

The Dr. Pepper and root beer combination sounds odd - but try it once and you will be hooked.


★★★★★ 3 votes

8 to 10
15 Min
8 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 3 lb
    pork butt or pork sirloin roast
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 2 medium
    onions, sliced
  • 3 can(s)
    12 oz dr. pepper
  • 3 large
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bottle
    chili sauce
  • 1 c
    sweet baby ray's honey chipotle bbq sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    root beer extract (optional)
  • 3 dash(es)
    hot pepper sauce
  • ·
    hamburger buns, or your favorite rolls, king hawiian are great

How to Make Pulled Pork with Dr. Pepper Sauce


  1. Trim any excess fat and cut meat into chunks to fit your crock pot. Preheat your largest skillet with the vegetable oil. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper. Sear pork on all sides until browned. Transfer meat to crock pot with onions, garlic, and 1 can of Dr. Pepper.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat 8 to 10 hours or high-heat 4 to 5 hours.
  3. For Sauce:

    In a medium sized sauce pan combine 2 cans Dr. Pepper, Sweet Baby Ray's, and chili sauce. Bring to a boil then lower heat to simmer until reduced to about 1 1/2 cups about 35 to 50 minutes. Add hot pepper sauce and root beer extract.
  4. When pork is finished remove to a sheet pan with higher edges to prevent dripping and shred pork. Remove onions from crock pot to a serving dish.

    To Serve:

    Place shredded pork on buns and top with the reserved onions and sauce.

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About Pulled Pork with Dr. Pepper Sauce

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids

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