Spicy Pulled Pork


Coat pork shoulder in a barbecue sauce sweetened with Dr. Pepper for a moist and tender slow cooker sandwich filling.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 15 mins


  • 2 - 2 ½ pound boneless pork shoulder

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into thin wedges

  • 1 18-20 ounce bottle hot-style barbecue sauce (about 1 3/4 cups)

  • 1 cup Dr. Pepper carbonated beverage

  • 16 - 20 baguette slices, toasted

  • Sliced pickles (optional)


  1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit in a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper.

  2. Place onions in the slow cooker. Top with meat. In a medium bowl, stir together barbecue sauce and Dr. Pepper beverage. Pour sauce mixture over meat.

  3. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

  4. Transfer meat to a cutting board. Using two forks, shred the meat. Return meat to cooker to combine with sauce and onions and keep warm.

  5. Using a slotted spoon, divide meat mixture among half of the baguette slices. Top with remaining slices and secure with wooden picks. If desired, serve sandwiches with sliced pickles.

    Spicy Pulled Pork
    Scott Little

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

393 Calories
10g Fat
46g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 393
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 1422mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 3.5mg 18%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Potassium 541mg 12%
Folate, total 68.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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