Recipes and Cooking Sweet & Spicy Bourbon Pulled Pork Make sure you save this slow cooker pulled pork recipe, because it's one of the best out there! Spicy barbecue sauce, cola, and a splash of bourbon all work together to make each bite a sweet and spicy explosion of flavor. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on May 15, 2019 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Brie Passano Prep Time: 20 mins Slow Cook Time: 8 hrs Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 8 sandwiches Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 pound boneless pork shoulder, trimmed Salt and black pepper 1 large sweet onion, cut into thin wedges 1 18 ounce bottle (1 3/4 cups) hot and spicy barbecue sauce 1 cup Dr. Pepper carbonated beverage, cola, or root beer (not diet) ¼ cup bourbon 8 hamburger buns or kaiser rolls, split and toasted 1 recipe Creamy Coleslaw or deli coleslaw (optional) Creamy Coleslaw ⅔ cup mayonnaise ⅓ cup sour cream 2 tablespoon cider vinegar 2 teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon celery seed ¼ teaspoon salt 4 cup shredded red and/or green cabbage 1 cup shredded carrot (2 medium) Directions If needed, cut meat to fit into a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper. Place onion wedges in the cooker. Top with meat. In a large bowl stir together barbecue sauce, carbonated beverage, and bourbon; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or high 4 to 5 hours. Remove meat from cooker. Shred meat using two forks and place in a bowl. Using a slotted spoon, remove onion from cooking liquid and add to meat. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Stir enough of the cooking liquid into meat mixture to moisten. Fill buns with meat mixture and, if desired, top with Creamy Coleslaw. Creamy Coleslaw Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, sugar, celery seed, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in cabbage and carrot. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Store in the refrigerator up to 24 hours. Stir before serving. Makes 3 1/2 cups. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 394 Calories 8g Fat 45g Carbs 27g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 394 % 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.