Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Recipes | Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

slow cooker BBQ Pork Recipes

My husband and sons have a “thing” for barbecue sauce. It’s a more common condiment in our house than ketchup! They all love when I can find new slow cooker BBQ pork recipes and this one is just so simple!

Actually – the whole purpose of using my crockpot is for the simplicity!  I just love the “set it and forget it” part of crockpot cooking.  I use it for everything from my Chicken Noodle Soup recipe to my easy recipe for chili to my Crockpot Apple Crisp – and even a crockpot Breakfast casserole recipe!

I don’t know who came up with the idea of using soda when making slow cooker BBQ pulled pork recipes, but it really does flavor the pork well (and you really CAN taste the difference, depending on what soda you use!). I have made it with Coke/Pepsi, Sprite (wasn’t a fan) and now with Dr. Pepper. My son wants to see what it will taste like with Mountain Dew (his favorite), but that just seems gross to me. Maybe if I tried using Code Red? That might give it a slight cherry flavor?

Hennyway, this recipe uses Dr. Pepper and I would be happy with just the pork after it has been shredded, but like I said, my family is nuts for barbecue sauce, so we have to add that for them! In my house, there is no substitution for Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce. I have tried making a copycat version of it, but have yet to be successful (although I will keep trying!)

To make it, you will need:

slow cooker bbq pork recipes ingredients

3-4 lb Pork Loin Roast, trimmed of all visible fat
a good Pork Rub or your favorite seasonings
12 oz can Dr Pepper
Barbecue Sauce (we prefer Sweet Baby Ray’s)

Making it is super easy!

pork loin in crockpot

Just season your pork loin on all sides with your rub. You will want to really massage the rub in to the meat. Place the pork loin in your slow cooker and pour in the can of Dr. Pepper and set it to low.

slow cooker bbq pork recipes shredded

After about 10 hours, your pork loin should be falling apart! Remove all the meat to a bowl. Pour out most of the liquid from the crockpot. Shred the pork and return it to you crockpot with the barbecue sauce and cook until heated through!

Scroll down for complete directions!

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Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Recipes | Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 hours

Total Time: 10 hours, 10 minutes

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Recipes | Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb Pork Loin Roast, trimmed of all visible fat
  • a good Pork Rub or your favorite seasonings
  • 12 oz can Dr Pepper
  • Barbecue Sauce (we prefer Sweet Baby Ray's)

Instructions

  1. Season pork with your rub on all sides. Make sure to really massage the rub in to the meat!
  2. Place pork in slow cooker and pour in Dr Pepper.
  3. Cook on low 10-12 hours (or High for 7-8 hours.)
  4. Remove pork and drain most of the liquid from the crockpot.
  5. Return pork the to your crockpot and, using 2 forks, shred the meat.
  6. Add barbecue sauce to taste (I will usually use the entire bottle!)
  7. Stir well and cook on low for a few minutes until barbecue sauce is heated through (it son't take long - maybe 30 minutes)
  8. Reduce temp to warm for serving.
  9. Serve on buns with cole slaw on the sandwich or on the side (optional)

Notes

You can change up the flavor of the pork by changing the soda that you use. Try it with Coke or Pepsi!

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How To Grow Zucchini

Learn How To Grow Zucchini

Growing zucchini is an easy vegetable to grow in your summer garden. We just got our zucchini in the ground last week and I can’t wait for it to start “taking off” and enjoying the bounty all summer long! If you want to know how to grow zucchini then I hope that you will find this guide useful!

Zucchini is part of the squash family and loves the sun. Just like other squash plants, one zucchini plant will go a long way. For a family of four, only grow two plants or you will have more than you bargained for. Here are a few tips to grow zucchini in your veggie patch this year.

The great thing about growing zucchini is that you can easily sow it from seed. If you are going to grow a couple plants, think about growing different varieties like Yellow Crookneck, Mexican Zebra, and the traditional green zucchini. Each has a unique flavor profile and would be great in a your summer dishes. Each seed packet has about 20 seeds and runs about $2 each.

Zucchini seeds are big, so make a one-inch hole and drop a seed into it. Cover it up with organic potting soil and water it in well. A seedling will pop up in 3-5 days. Large leaves grow within two weeks and the edible zucchini flowers start to blossom around week three. Harvesting tends to happen after 55 days and continues on all summer long.

Of course, you can also always pick up seedlings at your local nursery or garden center (this is what we did)!

Zucchini can attract whiteflies and leafminers so make sure to spray the plant down weekly. If you see ants making your plant at home, look to see if they are carrying aphids on their back. If they are, make sure to help move the anthill away as they aren’t the problem, but the aphids could be! If you have an infestation, grab your organic insecticide and apply a couple times a week to the leaves and surrounding soil. Don’t want to use insecticides? Don’t forget that there are a bunch of natural pest deterrents for your garden!

Zucchini plants do well with an organic fertilizer like compost added every three weeks during the growing season. If your plants’ leaves droop in the afternoon sun, make sure to give them a bit more water, especially in the early morning hours. It is always best to water your garden around sunrise to give the plant time to use the water efficiently.

If you can, apply straw down around the plants so that when the vegetables grow they are not lying directly on the ground. This will help prevent some soil-loving pests from eating your crop before you do! Most zucchini plants are bush-type plants but do well if you have a trellis-of-sorts for them to lean against. Basically, tie string between two posts, especially in a raised bed. When the plant grows larger you can maneuver the growing zucchini fruit to fall over the string keeping it up off the ground. Place strings about six inches apart, height-wise for an easy trellis.

Have fun harvesting your zucchini whether you make stuffed squash blossoms, eat the baby zucchini when they are so succulent, or wait until they get to be about six inches long. Zucchini is one of those amazing vegetables that taste great in all of its growing states!

Are you growing zucchini this year?

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