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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Delicious pulled pork made with Dr PepperA while back, Live Gorgeously shared her recipe for Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches.  I KNEW that my husband would LOVE LOVE LOVE these, and I featured her recipe that week from my Scrumptious Sunday link party.  I've now made this recipe twice, once for my hubby and then recently for our baby's first birthday (for around 25 guests).  Verdict is below...here is the recipe:

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches

3 pound pork roast - not frozen (I used pork tenderloin)
2 tablespoons olive oil
Montreal Steak Spice
3-4 cups of Dr. Pepper (Coke can also be used, I only tried Dr. Pepper)
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoons liquid smoke
1/2 onion , minced
1/2 green pepper, minced
1 1/2 - 2 cups BBQ Sauce
Heat oil in large skillet.

Generously season the pork with the Montreal Steak Spice.  Rub the seasoning into the roast using your fingers.

Brown the pork on all sides.

Poke the pork on all sides several times, and place into a large crock pot.

Pour the Dr. Pepper over top of the meat.  Add in the minced onion, minced green pepper, worcestershire sauce and the liquid smoke.  Cover and cook on LOW for 6-7 hours.

Once the meat is cooked, remove from the crock pot and shred with a fork.  The meat should shred quite easily at this point.

Drain all the juices from the crock pot, but keep the onion and green pepper.  Place the shredded pork back into the crock pot and add the BBQ sauce over top.  Cover and cook on LOW for another hour.

Serve the pulled pork on toasted buns (we fired up the grill, buttered the buns and grilled them).  Serve with coleslaw, either on top or on the side.  On top adds an extra tasty crunch to the sandwich, and really does kick it up a notch.

VERDICT:
So, the first time I made the pulled pork, it was just as I suspected, my husband LOVE LOVE LOVED it.  Like seriously...he said it may be one of his new favourite meals.  If you have read my blog for a while, you may be sensing a trend here...many of my new recipes become his new favourites!  I decided to serve it again at our son's birthday party - changed it up slightly as I was cooking for 25 people - more pork, two crock pots, cooked and shredded the meat on Saturday and then did the BBQ sauce portion and served on Sunday.  And it was a HIT at the birthday party too!  It made for an EASY meal to prepare (crock pot = LOVE!) and we had nice leftovers for the next day!  This one will get made again...and maybe next time I will try with Coke, just to see the difference.

38 comments:

  1. This sounds fabulous! I love pulled pork sandwiches and I love Dr. Pepper so it sounds like a super combination to me. I am pinning it :)

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    1. Funny...I don't like Dr. Pepper. but I do like this recipe! You can also use Coke if you desire :-)

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    2. I cooked this today and used a spicy barbecue sauce but added a tablespoon of brown sugar to the meat once it was cooked. I like the sweet and spicy flavor. Definitely will cook this again.

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  2. I"ve been meaning to try this. I just shared it on the MFF FB page :).

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  3. I love Dr. Pepper and can see it giving the pork such great flavor. Thanks so much for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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  4. YUM! You're making me HUNGRY!!! I'll have to give this a try! Thanks for linking up!
    -Melissa

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  5. This sounds great. I have heard of it with coke, but not Dr. P. That sounds FAB!

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  6. Dr Pepper is my soda of choice! This is right up my alley! I am a new follower and I am loving your blog! Would love for you to join my site as well! :)

    riversrecipereview.blogspot.com

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  7. Gotta try this recipe never used Dr.P in a recipe before. Stopping by from the blog hop. New follower your welcome to visit anytime. http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com

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  8. This looks awesome! I don't like Dr. Pepper, either. But I had pinned this and I really want to try it. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday!

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  9. I am pretty much addicted to all things pork. This looks great!

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  10. I love Gammon in Coca cola - fairly similar I guess but it makes the meat so juicy and moist. Lovely!

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Wow! This looks incredibly tasty. Have got to try it!

    Cheers ... visiting from Mandatory Mooch!

    Tito Eric of Panglao Island
    http://turningboholano.blogspot.com/2012/08/ginataang-puso-ng-saging.html

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  12. Thanks for linking up @ CountryMommaCooks link and greet party.....hope to see you again tomorrow : )

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  13. The subject of this week's Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is Pork. It would be great if you linked this in. This is the link .

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  14. Oh yum! That's what I enjoy most about these linky parties. I find so many new ideas for dinner. Could you use root beer too?

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  15. I need to try some Dr. Pepper the next time! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friends Friday! Don’t forget to come back on Sunday to Vote.
    Lois @ wifeofthecolonel.blogspot.com

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  16. I don't like Dr. Pepper either, but I can see how it would be really yummy with this recipe. I think I need to try it!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

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  17. Love this recipe! I love cooking and marinating with soda! I also like to brown meat before I cook it in the crock pot; I think it gives the meat better texture. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday, and be sure to come back on Sunday to vote for your favorite recipes!

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  18. I've made pulled pork with Dr. Pepper and chipotle peppers (Pioneer Woman's recipe) and it is fabulous!!! I love the flavor that the pop gives it!!! Yours sounds awesome with the bbq sauce!! Thanks for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

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  19. this looks amazing.. thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come back and vote on Sunday.
    http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  20. Yum!!! That's looks DELICIOUS!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  21. This look very yummy! I have seen 1 other recipe that used liquid smoke but haven't tried it yet. Is it expensive. Do you use it in a lot of recipes? Is it healthy?
    Thanks for linking up! Come by again on Friday for some more linky fun! http://domesticrandomness.blogspot.com/2012/08/friday-randomness-2-olympics-linky-party.html

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  22. I LOVE this recipe! We are pulled pork lovers at our house also. Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 46. <3 and hugs!

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  23. I am craving Dr. Pepper now! Hah. These look delicious :D

    I wanted to take a moment to invite you to submit this and any other yummy recipes to my link party, Recipe Sharing Monday. Hope to see you there!

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  24. This looks so yummy!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  25. Yum--I love pork in any form.

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  26. Making this for dinner tonight. I can't wait to see how it tastes. In the meantime my houes smells AMAZING!!

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    1. Oh yay! Do let me know what you think of them! These are a huge hit here, especially with hubs :-)

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  27. I can't wait to try this. I have made pulled pork before but my hubby and older son's bland palate didn't like the barely spicy version I made. This sounds like it might be more up their alley. Have you made the Coke version yet?

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  28. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come back on Sunday to vote.

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  29. How many servings does this recipe make??

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  30. Making this now and it smells wonderful. I don't usually like pulled pork but the boyfriend does so I decided to give it a try. Let's hope it doesn't dissapoint.

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  32. I used a deer roast instead of pork..... turned out AMAZING!!

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    1. Yum! I grew up eating deer roast - it's been a long time since I've had one. Glad to hear the recipe worked out for you!

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