Pork Sliders with a delicious twist. Looking for an easy and tasty way to feed your next party crowd? Consider this Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Slow Cooker Recipe. It makes a great pork slider. Fuss free and popular doused with Dr. Pepper & BBQ Sauce. A great shredded pulled pork sliders recipe using pork roast.
Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork sliders are a great main course for your next party. A combination of spices that you should already have in your pantry are rubbed into the pork shoulder, which is placed in the slow cooker.
Simply add Dr. Pepper and your favorite BBQ Sauce. Shred the meat, add more sauce and you’re ready for a great little treat. Don’t forget those pickles!
Every day I’m more in love with my new slow cooker. I’ve had a simple cheap round crock pot for as long as I can remember, and last year I added a stainless steel All-Clad Crock-pot my Christmas wish list.
Santa obliged and I’ve been using my slow cooker more and more. I love the fact that the insert is stove top friendly. That means I can sear and slow cook all in the same pot. Fantastic if you ask me. I’ve included an affiliate link for your shopping convenience.
My latest adventure found me pouring Dr. Pepper on a pork roast.
I’ve seen soda pop meat recipes everywhere but had never tried one. Coca-cola Fried Chicken has me intrigued, as does using root beer to caramelize meat.
Whoever invented this idea deserves a medal.
I’m always interested in the “whys” and I’ve read that many mainstream sodas contain a type of acid that can tenderize steak and chicken. And that’s not to mention the caramelized and unique flavor they bring.
Serve these pulled pork sliders with this Loaded Baked Potato Salad. Mayo, sour cream, bacon and cheddar cheese…for a WOW meal.
Keep A Lid On It: When cooking foods in your slow cooker, resist the urge to lift that lid. Unless of course it’s absolutely necessary. Crockpots cook at such low temps that lost heat is not quickly recovered. An uncovered slow cooker can lose up to 20 degrees of heat in as little as two minutes. If you need to lift the lid to add ingredients, replace that lid as quickly as possible. This is especially important when using the low heat setting.
Recipe for Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauced Pulled Pork Sliders
I hope you give this pulled pork sliders recipe a try. And if you do, please come back and let me know how you liked it and give the recipe a star rating.
Your feedback is valuable to me for developing future recipes. And if you have a favorite pulled pork slider recipe, let me know, I’d love to give it a try.
And if you’re looking for more pulled pork sandwich ideas, take a look at Colorado Chow Chow Pulled Pork Sandwiches or this recipe from Manor Vail Resort for Pulled Pork.
And if you love a good sandwich as much as we do, you won’t want to miss my Sandwich Category. You’ll find lots of fun sandwich recipes, including the most popular on my site for Sloppy Joes For A Crowd.
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Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Slow Cooker Recipe for Sliders
- 5 pound pork shoulder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 3 cups Dr Pepper
- 3 cups Stubbs BBQ Sauce
- 24 slider buns
- 24 slices pickle
- 24 slider buns
- Combine spices in a small bowl, mix well. Rub spice mix into pork and place in crockpot. Pour Dr. Pepper over pork. Cook on low 5-7 hours, until pork is tender and pulls apart easily.
- Drain completely, shred pork using 2 forks, add 2 cups barbecue sauce and cook on low for one hour. Serve on slider buns with a pickle slice and more of the remaining 1 cup barbecue sauce.
Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sliders …They’re what’s for Dinner.
Absolutely YUM so easy!
Lea Ann Brown says
Hi Shar. Thanks so much for your note, I’m thrilled you enjoyed the recipe.
I was under the impression that these reviews were from people who tried this recipe. I’m in the process of making this recipe now. I just hope it’s good.
Lea Ann Brown says
I’m anxious to hear how you liked it. Thanks for stopping in and the comment.
I used to make a baked ham with cherry cola, I believe. I love this Dr. Pepper pulled pork idea. Perfectly delicious for casual entertaining!
Lea Ann Brown says
I’m loving that ham/cherry cola idea.
Jean | DelightfulRepast.com says
The “new” oval/oblong slow cookers make so much more sense than the old round ones. This looks great, though I don’t know if I could bring myself to use soda in it — I’d have to close my eyes and let someone else do the dirty work! 😀
John/Kitchen Riffs says
I don’t drink much soda, but do enjoy an occasional Dr. Pepper. I’ve read about using it in dishes like this, but never tried it. I need to — your pulled pork sliders look so good! And love how you’ve prepared them. Thanks!
Bam's Kitchen says
You have me drooling over here! I need to get a slow cooker just so that I can try your delicious recipe. Perfect game day fare! Just pinned!
I like recipes that utilize the slow cooker – in the winter, especially, when we have weekend ski company, the cooker is very handy for me. However, I’m unsure about the amount of caffeine a Dr Pepper would give the pork? I serve a passel of kids and also try to avoid caffeine myself, especially at night. I’m not sure, maybe root beer doesn’t have caffeine?
Those sliders look divine! My slow cooker sits quietly in a garage cabinet…so little point when family is not here. Saving this recipe, though.
Sorry about your mom…mine has been gone for 15 years and I think of her every day. Especially in the kitchen as she was a great home cook.
If man could live on pulled pork alone, we would all live to be 100 years old! This looks delish! Great idea with the Dr. P!
I really don’t utilize my slow cooker enough! These look delicious Lea Ann!
I know many folks cook meat with various cola’s but I’ve yet to try it. Yours looks very good and may inspire me – is this what you made for us because I know they were very good.