Sometimes I take pictures of a meal and decide they are not blog worthy. This is one of those recipes. The only difference is that these pulled pork sandwiches were too good NOT to share. Anything that slow cooks for 12 hours and is smothered in barbeque sauce has a special place in my heart. One day I’ll make them again and take a few new photos…
Before we dive into the recipe let’s talk a little about barbeque sauce. There are so many different ways you can get creative with this recipe. You can make your own sauce or use a bottled from the store. We’ve done both and tried a few different store bought sauces, but always come back to Sweet Baby Ray’s. This truly isn’t a sponsored post. That’s just the brand we favor so I figured I’d throw it out there. They have a few different flavors but we stick with original.
Another thing to note is you can try different soda’s. Don’t run to the store for Dr. Pepper if you’ve got Coke or Pepsi on hand. Any pop will do! The person who first introduced me to this recipe used sprite and it tasted just as good. We just happen to always have a Dr. Pepper or two around the house.
We freeze extra’s in mini Ziploc’s to pull out on lazy days. Heat it in a pan for a few minutes and you are good to go! This also makes a great camping meal. Make them ahead of time, wrap each sandwich in foil, freeze, and toss into warm coals to heat through when you are ready to eat. You end up with a lightly toasted bread and warm saucy middle. You can thank me for that tip later. Now on to the recipe!
- 1 pork roast (your choice on the cut)
- 1-2 cups of Dr. Pepper or other soda
- 1/2 onion, sliced
- Salt and pepper
- 1-2 bottles of your favorite BBQ sauce
- Season your roast generously with a little salt and pepper. Place into a slow cooker and top with your soda and onions. Cook on low for 8 hours.
- Pull the roast from the pot. Get rid of any big fat pieces and shred. I use my kitchen aid to make this part a little quicker. Just toss it in and use the paddle attachment on low for a few seconds.
- Wipe out the inside of your slow cooker and place the shredded pork back in. Cover with a good amount of barbecue sauce and cook for another four hours.*
- Serve on your favorite rolls.*
*I typically buy a 2-3lb roast for my family of three. This gives us enough to have leftovers. I also use one entire 18 oz bottle of sauce and check frequently. If it starts to look dry I add a bit of water.
*Try my 40 minute hamburger buns for a nice homemade touch!