It’s been some time since I used my slow cooker to make some pulled pork. I’ve been using my pressure cooker for the most part when I want the meat to be really tender. But today I bought a bottle, not a can of Dr Pepper (TM) to make this recipe my family loves to take to family reunions.
It’s a great recipe to leave cooking when you go to church or run errands. When you come home, your house smells fabulous and dinner will be done in no time. It’s a no-fuss, easy-to-make
This is a no-fuss recipe anyone can make in a slow cooker for dinner. If the recipe is hard, I’m not going to make it. Well, this one is so easy, you will love it. The only thing I had to pick up for the recipe was some Dr Pepper. The recipe called for a can, but I bought a 20-ounce bottle because I didn’t want a 12-pack of soda.
Pulled Pork Tips
I love using my slow cooker for this pulled pork recipe.
Cooked Pulled Pork
Best Cut Of Pork For This Recipe
You may wonder what’s the best cut of pork to use in the recipe. If you start with 3 pounds of pork you can make about 8 sandwiches. You can use any of the following cuts that are all made from pork:
Chops (easier without bones)
If you make the pulled pork the day before you need it, it tastes even better. It may be the yummy barbecue sauce I add, called Kinder’s Barbecue Sauce.
Can I freeze this recipe?
I love making a larger batch of food because I can divide the pulled pork into two-serving size portions. This gives me 2 containers for the freezer, dinner tonight, and lunch tomorrow. Cook once, and serve four times.
How do you reheat pulled pork?
You can microwave it, but let’s be honest here, it’s so much better reheated in a cast iron skillet with a little olive oil, or even a little butter for that matter.
My pulled pork is too dry, how come?
If you cook the pulled pork in a slow cooker too long it will become dry. Please keep in mind slow cookers can vary in temperature. If you have a meat thermometer, please check for 190 degrees, this means it’s done. I always cook mine on low because it will be a whole lot more tender if you do. The larger the piece of meat, the longer it will need to cook. If the pork is smaller you will cook it in less time.
Pulled Pork Recipe
- 3 pounds pork tenderloin
- 1 12-ounce can Dr Pepper or 20-ounce Bottle Dr Pepper
- 1 onion, chopped or sliced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Barbecue Sauce of choice
Grab a slow cooker and put the onions in the bottom. Next, place the pork in the slow cooker on top of onions and salt and pepper to your taste. Pour the can or bottle of Dr Pepper over the meat. Put the lid on and cook on low for 6-8 hours until meat is fork-tender and easy to shred with two forks. Serve with your favorite barbecue sauce on French Bread Rolls with coleslaw, if desired.
French Bread Rolls
This is a recipe my daughters helped me make when they were younger and they sold it door to door for $.75 a loaf, as I remember. Good times! Yes, you can make 2 loaves with this recipe and bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
- 2-1/2 cups hot water
- 2 tablespoons SAF instant yeast
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons Real Salt
- 5-1/2 cups white flour or freshly ground hard white wheat
- egg whites to slather on rolls to make them crusty
- sesame seeds or poppy seeds optional, sprinkle on egg whites before the 2nd bread rise time
Mix everything in the order shown except the egg whites and optional seeds. Knead for about five minutes in a bread mixer. Let rest for 15 minutes covered. Shape the dough into 18 rolls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Lather the tops of the rolls with the egg whites cut a shallow X on top of the rolls. Next, sprinkle seeds if desired. Let rise one more time about 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and bake for 15 minutes.
- 1 head of cabbage, shredded
- 1/4 cup bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1 carrot, finely grated
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (pepper to taste)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1/4 cup mayo or Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
Combine the salad ingredients in one medium-sized bowl. Mix up the dressing and pour over the salad and serve when chilled.
I hope you enjoy my recipes to cook from scratch as much as I love sharing them with you. Let me know if you make some pulled pork for dinner. Thanks for being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless this world. Linda