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Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

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Sweet and spicy Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork is the perfect dish for tailgating. It feeds a crowd and it’s crazy delicious!

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With fall approaching, it can only mean one thing. Football, baby! I’m guessing you thought I’d say pumpkin everything, apples, etc. Yeah, no. Those are great but right now, I prefer football ????

Ironically, as I’m writing this, I just heard my neighbor outside say, “Football, yeah!” Like he’s in my head as I write this but he’s really just in his yard talking to his landscaper about random things while I am inside being a creeper working. But I guess we’ve all just got a little football on the brain. That’s not a bad thing at all.

Also not a bad thing is this Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork. It’s fan-flippin-tastic. Sweet Dr. Pepper mixed with spicy chipotle peppers is a match made in h-e-a-v-e-n. This is the perfect dish for football season guys. Cook it up the day ahead and serve it up while you’re tailgating or watching the game at home. Bonus: it makes enough to feed a crowd. You could probably feed a whole football team with it. Ok, not that much but it still makes a lot.  To really put this meal over the top, make this Cauliflower Potato Salad that Lauren from Wicked Spatula made to go with it!

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The star of this dish is obviously the Dr. Pepper (I get mine at Walmart for the best price). Yes pork, you’re great too. But lets let somebody else shine for once, shall we? And boy does the Dr. Pepper shine in more ways than one. This football season, Dr. Pepper is an official sponsor of college football and the presenter of The National Championship Trophy. How cool?!

Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork from What The Fork Food Blog | @WhatTheForkBlog | whattheforkfoodblog.com

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If you’re not much of a college football fan, you might be a fan of some money, yes? Listen up because this is good: Dr. Pepper is giving you the chance to #WinTuition by playing a digital football toss game for a chance to win $20,000 in tuition which can also be used to pay of student loans. Now that is pretty awesome. <<Click here to play the game>> You guys, I played the game and it’s so fun!

Dr. Pepper will also be giving away free prizes as well as an additional $5,000 in tuition to one lucky winner in select Walmart locations (check store times and listing here).

Now, head to Walmart, grab some Dr. Pepper, enter the contest, and make this Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork. Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Sweet and spicy Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork is the perfect dish for tailgating. It feeds a crowd and it’s crazy delicious!

Ingredients

  • 4 lb. pork shoulder (also known as pork butt)
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 7 oz. can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 12 oz. cans Dr. Pepper

Instructions

  1. Season both sides of the pork with the salt and pepper and place it in a slow cooker (mine is 6 quarts). Add the onion, chipotle peppers, and both cans of Dr. Pepper. Turn the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours (flip the pork once halfway through cooking).
  2. When the pork is done (it should be extremely tender), remove it from the slow cooker and place on a large platter or cutting board. Shred the pork, using 2 forks until all the pork is shredded.
  3. Strain the fat off of the cooking liquid and mix in some of the cooking liquid into the pork to keep it moist.
  4. If desired, you can add the liquid to a sauce pan and simmer it on the stove top until it reduces and thickens a bit. This is a bit more time consuming but delicious!
  5. Serve the pulled pork on rolls of choice.

Notes

Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman.

 

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Nancy V

Monday 7th of September 2015

Where do you find the Chipolte peppers in Adobo sauce?

Sharon

Tuesday 8th of September 2015

Hi Nancy, I found mine at Walmart in the Hispanic food section so you could probably find it in a similar section of any grocery store :)

Oriana @Mommyhood's Diary

Wednesday 2nd of September 2015

Great recipe for football season!! Thanks #client

Sharon

Friday 4th of September 2015

Thanks Oriana!

Kirsty

Tuesday 1st of September 2015

Sharon this recipe is ace! Have you tried sweet and sour fanta chicken and cherry cola gammon?x

Sharon

Friday 4th of September 2015

Thanks! And no, I haven't but it sounds intriguing!

allie @ Through Her Looking Glass

Friday 28th of August 2015

Dear Sharon, I am so excited for fall too. Gotta a lot of boys in this house and they're all into the fantasy football big time. They had the draft at a pool party a few weeks ago. Can't believe there is crisp in the air now... Know they will be loving this pulled pork watching games. I've actually made a very similar recipe with Dr. Pepper and it's awesome. Can't wait to try your yummy recipe!

Sharon

Friday 4th of September 2015

We didn't have our draft yet, we like to live on the edge ????

heather @french press

Friday 28th of August 2015

I swear the slow cooker was just MEANT for pulled pork!!

Sharon

Friday 28th of August 2015

Yes! It's one piece of meat that comes out perfect every time!

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