Super simple Dr Pepper Pulled Pork

Pulled pork seems to have become quite a fashionable food within the last year or so and I must say we are definitely fans of this tasty treat. Its tender and moist and appears to go well with so many things such as burgers, hotdogs, nachos and much more. We tried a really simple recipe for pulled pork last week which turned out really well! The original recipe can be found at Cincy Shopper, but we did eyeball a few of the measurements and switch out a few of the ingredients. We also swiped Cincy Shopper’s recipe for the pork rub found here.


*    Pork joint (we used a 500g one)
*    Homemade pork rub (found here)
*    340ml Dr Pepper
*    Sweet Baby Rays honey BBQ sauce (we ended up using about 3/4 of a bottle)


Take your pork joint and using your hands, massage the pork rub into the meat making sure you cover it evenly.

Place the pork joint in a slow cooker pot and pour over the Dr Pepper.

We prepared this first thing in the morning and set the slow cooker on high so it would be ready in 4-5 hours just in time for lunch (but can be set on low for 10-12). Cover the pot with a lid and leave to cook!



Once the time is up, and the pork is tender and juicy, drain most of the Dr Pepper.

Then using two forks to pull and tear the pork apart until it is all shredded. This should be simple to do if the pork is cooked right.

Finally pour over the BBQ sauce and mix it in.

We served the pork up in some soft baps. It’s good enough on its own but also goes well with some coleslaw.

We found these so quick and easy to make, we could just prepare is quickly and forget about it until it was ready. Perfect for a lunch time or dinner with some wedges and coleslaw.

Keep an eye out for more (hopefully) yummy recipes in the future.