Thursday, September 1, 2011

Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Pulled Pork with Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce


This might be the easiest meal I've ever made.  It is literally two ingredients - pork shoulder and a can of Coke.  I put the pork in the crockpot on my way out of the house and when I got home from work it was ready.  It literally just fell apart.  It was so good.

Since I had some Coke on hand, I made a BBQ sauce with the extra Coke.  You can toss the pork with BBQ sauce if you like, but we prefer not to drown our pork in sauce.  We just added some BBQ sauce on top of the pork and dinner was served!  This recipe is perfect for Labor Day and tailgating this weekend.  You can make it on Friday and just reheat the pork when you are ready.




Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Pulled Pork

1 3-pound boneless pork shoulder/butt
1 12-ounce can Coke

Place the pork in the crockpot. Pour coke over the pork. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Remove from crockpot and shred. Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce.


Coca-Cola Barbecue Sauce
about 2 cups
(Printable Recipe)


2 medium onions
3/4 cup Coca-Cola
3/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Shred or blender-chop onions. Combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil; cover pan; reduce heat and simmer about 45 minutes until sauce is very thick. Stir occasionally.



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27 comments:

  1. I first found your blog via Pinterest. I tried to pin this post and it didn't work. Do you not allow pinning anymore or do you think something wrong with the "Pin It" feature? I think pinning is a great way for blogs to get noticed. Don't you?

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  2. Looks really good Steph - I believe some of the pro competetion BBQers use Coke and Dr Pepper in their cooking.

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  3. Unknown - I do allow pinning - it is obviously an issue with Pinterest. You know how buggy Pinterest can be at times! Please try again!!

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  4. It may be 6:30 in the morning, but I'd sure take one of these right now!

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  5. I make a very similar boston butt. I use a 12 oz can of cola or buffalo rock gingerale (I'm going to try Dr. P next time though) and a jar of Olie's BBQ sauce. All the vinegar makes it delicious!!! Mmmmmmm good!

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  6. That looks really good...I rarely say coca cola and our house is full of coke collectables

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  7. Fab!!! I grew up in Bham and crave BBQ often. My current city has 2 BBQ joints and they are awful, thus I create my own weekly. I've never done a cola version, though. would diet coke suffice??

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  8. This looks amazing! Love using items I usually have on hand!

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  9. Oh dear. I think I'm in trouble! My bf LOVES pulled pork. And this is easy enough that now I don't have an excuse not to make it! :)

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  10. SO excited to find another Auburn blogger! And a really awesome one, at that. WAR EAGLE!

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  11. That would be a good one for tailgating.

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  12. We were going to grill yesterday but it was raining so I ended up making this instead, and it was fantastic! Super easy to make and now we have plenty of leftovers.

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  13. this is like a little bit of home! Can't wait to try it this week:) I love this blog.

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  14. i am in love with how easy this is..put it in the crock pot this morning before work

    I plan on making Chipolte-style burritos (sans BBQ sauce) with it tonight!

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  15. I made threw this in the crockpot this morning and couldn't wait to get home. This was so delicious (I forgot to buy the stuff for the sauce but made am old standby). I'm almost glad the hubs is going out of town, now I get the rest to myself! Thanks for this!

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  16. Would this work with diet coke or pork tenderloin?

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  17. Just found your blog from a picture on pinterst. Its great I love all the recipes so far. Nice pictures too. I have a web site of my own showcasing my mothers treasured recipes. She was a wonderful cook and baker so in her memory I started this web site. Check it out www.smalltownkitchen.com
    Thanks Love your blog

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  18. im wanting to do this for my wedding which is at 2pm...whats the best way to prepare this the day b4 so it wont dry out??? Would the BBQ sauce need to be made that day or could it be made the day b4 as well??? Could you possiable email me with any tips or suggestions? k_d_canup@yahoo.com

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  19. I was cooking my pork in the slow cooker & needed a good, EASY recipe for the BBQ sauce. I looked @ all the "big name" sites (Food Network; Allrecipes, Big Oven, etc..). I couldn't find anything I liked so I googled it, 8 pages later I came across your recipe, it was good, easy & fast. Loved it!! I did put a twist on it & added some Boubon to it. Even though the alcohol burns off it adds more flavor to the sauce. Thank you!!

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  20. Okay, newbie question. Do you need to cover the pork with coke? Or do you just pour it over and not worry about the part of the meat that's not in liquid?

    I'm looking forward to making this recipe. You have a great site!

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  21. Unknown - just pour the coke in. No need to worry about covering the whole pork.

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  22. How many people do you think this would serve? I want to try this for 4th of July with either diet coke or coke zero. Thanks!

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  23. Easy! Delicious! Try it, you'll like it!

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  24. I tried this recipe with Root Beer. Was also sooooo good.

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    1. I bet it was! I will have to try that next time.

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  25. I just started this about a half-hour ago. I used Dr Pepper & also rubbed the pork shoulder with garlic powder, salt & pepper. I'll get started on the sauce this afternoon.

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