Hot Eats and Cool Reads: 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Feb 15, 2012

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Tenderloin Recipe

This 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork is so easy for sandwiches and is great for dinner and potlucks! You can substitute with Root Beer or Coke instead of Dr. Pepper in this amazing and affordable recipe!


Pulled pork in slow cooker with tongs



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This recipe was revised, photographed and updated 7/2021.


When I think of pulled pork, I always think of it as a party food. Whether it's smoked, roasted, slow cooked or made in an Instant Pot, it always seems like there's enough for a crowd!

If you want an easy recipe for a crowd, this is it!

This pulled pork has only 5 ingredients and it can be served alone, on sandwiches, on baked potatoes or even rice.

It makes about 15 regular sized sandwiches, but you could also use slider sized buns and get close to double that amount. Those slider sized sandwiches would be perfect at a potluck where there's tons to choose from, so people may want a small sandwich to leave enough room to try other foods.

This recipe uses barbecue sauce from the store, but you could also use homemade, or even try buffalo, jerk or any other kind of bottled sauce.


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What are the ingredients in this recipe?


  • pork tenderloin
  • Dr Pepper soda
  • garlic
  • black pepper
  • barbecue sauce


Full recipe located below


Recipe tips:


  • Any dark soda will work for this recipe
  • Can also be made with Boston butt or pork shoulder roast
  • Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days
  • Freeze any leftovers for up to 3 months
  • Can also be made with chicken, turkey or beef


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5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Tenderloin

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Tenderloin

Yield: 15 sandwich servings
Author: Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 8 HourTotal time: 8 H & 5 M

Ingredients

  • 1- 4 pound boneless pork tenderloin
  • 1 ½ cups Dr Pepper soda
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place the tenderloin in the bottom of the slow cooker. 
  3. Pour the soda over the top, then sprinkle garlic and black pepper over top.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or until the tenderloin is fork tender.
  5. Discard the remaining liquid. 
  6. Shred the pork and stir in the barbecue sauce. Add 1 cup at a time, up to 2 cups, until it's as saucy as your prefer. 
  7. Allow the shredded pork to simmer in the slow cooker for an additional 30 minutes prior to serving.
  8. Serve on buns, over baked potatoes, or alone.

Notes:

Any dark soda will work for this recipe.


Can also be made with Boston butt or pork shoulder roast.


Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Freeze any leftovers for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

187.05

Fat (grams)

3.26

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.06

Carbs (grams)

18.15

Fiber (grams)

0.37

Net carbs

17.78

Sugar (grams)

12.53

Protein (grams)

20.04

Sodium (milligrams)

432.50

Cholesterol (grams)

55.19

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6 comments:

  1. Last week I did the pork loin in rootbeer and it was the bomb...now I"m going to try this one

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    1. I will have to try Root beer too! That would be just as good as this! YUM!

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  2. Hi Sheena,
    This looks like a great recipe it would smell so good simmering away in the Slow Cooker. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week end.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. This looks amazing! I love the addition of Dr. Pepper. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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