Spicy Spring Picnic Pork


Make slow cooker sandwiches easier than ever with this dump and slow cook recipe. With just 4 ingredients (plus toppers and buns, of course), these spicy pork sandwiches will be simmering away in your slow cooker in no time.

Spicy Spring Picnic Pork
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 15 mins
8 sandwiches


  • 2 - 2 ½ pound boneless pork shoulder roast, trimmed

  • Salt and black pepper

  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into thin wedges

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

  • 1 cup Dr. Pepper carbonated beverage (not diet)

  • 8 hamburger buns, split and toasted, or 16 baguette-style French bread slices, toasted

  • Desired toppings, such as sliced tomatoes, lettuce leaves, pickles, and/or mustard


  1. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3-1/2- or 4-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper. Place onion in cooker; top with meat. Add barbecue sauce and carbonated beverage.

  2. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or high 4 to 5 hours. Remove meat; shred using two forks. Remove onion with a slotted spoon and add to meat. Pour cooking liquid into a glass measuring cup or bowl; skim off fat. Return meat mixture to cooker; stir in enough of the cooking liquid to moisten.

  3. Serve meat mixture in buns with toppings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

378 Calories
8g Fat
45g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 378
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 1355mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 524mg 11%
Folate, total 60.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*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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