A 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
1 tablespoons liquid
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.
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.