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Crock-Pot Pulled Pork Recipe
Total Time: 8-10 hours (5 minutes hands-on)
Yield: 8 cups
- 1 (4-pound) boneless pork shoulder or butt
- 1 (12-ounce) can Dr Pepper
- 1 (18-ounce) bottle barbecue sauce (optional)
- Place the pork shoulder in a 6-quart slow cooker and pour the can of Dr Pepper over the meat. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until pork shreds easily with a fork.
- Turn off the slow cooker and remove the pork to a cutting board. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a medium heatproof bowl. Pour the liquid from the slow cooker through the strainer; set aside.
- Using 2 forks, shred the meat into bite-sized pieces, discarding any large pieces of fat.
- Return the shredded meat to the slow cooker, add the barbecue sauce (if using), and mix to combine. If you’re not using barbecue sauce, add 1/4 cup of the liquid to moisten the pork. Taste and season with salt as needed.
- Serve immediately or keep warm in slow cooker until ready to serve.