Dr. Pepper Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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Dr. Pepper Slow Cooker Pulled Pork


  • 2-1/2 to 3 lb. pork butt (also known as pork shoulder)
  • 24 oz. (2 cans) Dr. Pepper
  • 1 medium onion cut in quarters and then again in half
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1-1/2 tsp. dry ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 T. Worcestershire sauce
  • Barbeque sauce of your choice


  • Place chopped onions in bottom of slow cooker.
  • Place pork butt on top of onions and add garlic, ground mustard, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Pour Dr. Pepper on top and cook on high for 4-5 hours (or on low 8 hrs.)
  • Very carefully, remove pork from slow cooker and place on large cutting board.
  • Using two forks, shred pork by pulling away from each other. The meat should be very tender by this point.
  • Place shredded pork back in slow cooker and continue to cook for an additional hour.
  • Drain remaining juices and toss meat and onion mixture in barbeque sauce of your choice, adding a bit at a time until you get desired sauciness.