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Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

April King
For all of the slow cooker fans out there, this Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork is going to change the way you make pulled pork from here on out.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Course Crock Pot, Dinner, Main Course, Pork
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 5-6 lbs. pork butt or pork shoulder
  • 12 oz. Dr. Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. liquid smoke
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • hamburger buns for serving
  • coleslaw for serving (optional)


  • Lightly spray 6-7 quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • Place an even layer of thinly sliced onions in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Place pork on top of the onions and pour Dr. Pepper over pork.
  • Combine liquid smoke, honey, and minced garlic in a small mixing bowl. Evenly spoon over top of pork.
  • In a small mixing bowl whisk together brown sugar, onion powder, salt, paprika, pepper, and cumin. Evenly sprinkle dry seasoning on top of pork.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
  • Once pork has finished cooking, transfer to a large baking dish and shred meat.
  • Pour your favorite BBQ sauce over pork and mix well.
  • Serve immediatly on hamburger buns with coleslaw if desired. Enjoy.
Keyword Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
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