Who would have thought marinating pork in Dr. Pepper would result in such a marvelous creation? Well apparently my boyfriend did. The Dr. Pepper keeps the pork so moist that when you begin to pull it, the pork just slides away from your fork. The chipotle peppers also give a sharp flavor-not too spicy but just a hint of smoky flavor. Served with cornbread and chili on the side, this sandwich will definitely win your tastebuds!
Serving Size: 6-8
3 1/2 lbs pork shoulder
1 can chipotle peppers with adobo sauce
1 white onion, peeled and sliced into large pieces
1 20oz bottle (or 2 cans) Dr. Pepper
2 tbs brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
BBQ sauce (I prefer Stubb’s)
cheddar cheese, sliced
Rinse the pulled pork with water and place fat side up crockpot. Add the onion, adobo sauce, brown sugar, salt, pepper, Dr. Pepper, and chipotle peppers (with the sauce from the can).
Turn crockpot on high setting. Cook for 6 hours.
Remove pork from crockpot. Begin pulling pork (it’s easier to pull the pork as soon as you take it out of the crockpot as it’s warm)
Toast buns. Add the cheese, pulled pork, and bbq sauce. Serve warm.