Hunk of Meat Monday: Crock Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

I must say, last week’s Hunk of Meat Monday link ups were quite inspiring. I get in this “I must grill out every single day” mode that I have been ignoring my poor crock pot most weeks. And then I saw these amazing recipes from The Rickett Chronicle, Pinke Post, and Goodeness Gracious.

And then I was reading through Basilmomma’s Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork recipe and decided, I could convert that to a crock pot recipe with no problem. Plus I had half of a Boston butt or also known as a pork shoulder I needed to use.

Just a few ingredients to get this recipe going.

Crock Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Ingredients
Just some Dr. Pepper, brown sugar, an onion, and a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. I sprinkled the pork with salt and pepper.

half of a pork shoulder with salt and pepper
I cut the onions into 1/2 inch pieces and put in the bottom of the crock pot. I put the pork shoulder on top of the onions, fat side down. And then it happened…


I decided the pork needed four or five pieces of smashed garlic.

pork should with garlic in a crock potThen I spooned a 7 ounce can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce over the pork, poured 2 1/2 cups of Dr. Pepper over top and followed it up with a quarter cup of brown sugar.

pork shoulder with peppers, Dr. Pepper and brown sugarThen I cooked the pork on low for eight hours. After eight hours, this is what I had in my crock pot.

cooked pork shoulder in crock pot
Then I shredded up the pork with my salad choppers.

shredded crock pot Dr. Pepper pulled pork

Turned the crock pot down to stay warm till we were ready to eat. The pork was spicy and sweet. We made sandwiches out of the pork and added some cheese and BBQ sauce to the pork.

Crock Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork with cheese and BBQ sauce

Crock Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwich

It was a little bit of heaven with our Indiana sweet corn and tomato pasta salad.

Crock Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork supper

Crock Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

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Serves: 12

Sweet and heat combined for this flavorful pulled pork recipe in the crock pot.
  • 6-7 Pound Pork Shoulder or Boston Butt
  • 1 onion, cut into ½ inch slices
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 1, 7 oz can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2½ cup Dr. Pepper
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Salt and pepper top and bottom of the pork shoulder.
  2. Place onion slices in the bottom of large crock pot. Place pork shoulder, fat side down on top of onions. Put garlic cloves over top of the pork shoulder.
  3. Pour can of peppers, Dr. Pepper, and and brown sugar on top of the pork and garlic.
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  5. Shred with fork or salad choppers and keep warm till ready to serve.
Leftover freeze great or can be used in the enchiladas or burritos.

What do you have cooking this week that I can steal for my family’s supper this week? Have a great week!
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  1. Brenda says

    I was wondering which is the right about of brown sugar or do you use both. I just seen this and was wondering.

  2. says

    I have Coke over Pork Chops in the Crock Pot today. I LOVE using the Chipotle peppers in this recipe. They are favorites with mine. Rachael Ray first taught me about them. :) Back when I listened to Rachael Ray about cooking. Now it’s all about my blogging foodie friends! Linked up with grilling steaks from this past weekend! Love ya Leah B!

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