Love and Confections: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches for #10DaysofTailgate

September 20, 2014

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches for #10DaysofTailgate

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork is delicious and easy. It cooks throughout the day and a meal ready for your tailgate party or when you come home from work.

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With school back in full swing and the excitement of Fall in the air, slow cooker season is upon us. I love using my slow cooker because it makes meals easy. I can put all the ingredients in at once in the morning, and not have to worry about it until dinner time. Sometimes there are a few last minute steps to take right before serving, but it is much faster than having to prepare everything all at once.

The first two months after Baby L&C was born I used my slow cooker a lot. It is so convenient to not have to worry about dinner while taking care of a newborn. Pulled Pork is one of my go-to slow cooker meals. I consider myself a Southern Girl at heart. Barbecue, hush puppies and sweet tea are some of my favorite foods.

I have always loved sweet barbecue sauce, but since my parents moved to North Carolina a few years ago, I have learned to love that style of barbecue as well. It's tangy and absolutely delicious. I love having a Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich topped with coleslaw. I usually have some pork butt in the freezer, ready and waiting for me to make this pulled pork. You can use it without the barbecue sauce as well. Pulled Pork Nachos, Chili or Asian-Style Sandwiches are a great way to use up any leftover pork.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches
a Love and Confections original recipe
Click here for a printable recipe

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Instructions:
- 2-4 cups dark Soda of your choice, amount depends on how much pork you have (I have used either Dr. Pepper or Coca Cola when I make this recipe)
- 2 cups Barbecue Sauce, divided (optional, can be made without BBQ for plain pulled pork)
- 1 tablespoon Nature's Seasonings, or whichever seasoning blend you prefer
- Boneless Pork Butt

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Directions:
1. In your slow cooker, whisk together 2 cups Soda with 1/2 cup Barbecue Sauce. Sprinkle half of the Nature's Seasonings into the mixture.
2. Place Boneless Pork Butt into slow cooker. The soda mixture should come 2/3rds of the way up the meat. Add more soda if necessary. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
3. Once meat is cooked, remove from slow cooker and shred. Empty liquid into a large heat-proof measuring cup.
4. If your slow cooker has a warm setting, you can use it, if not, keep the pork on low while warming the sauce. Place shredded pork back into the crock pot and top with remaining Barbecue Sauce. You may add more sauce if you like. Add some of the cooking liquid back into the pork (anywhere from approximately 1/2-1 cup), to keep it moist, and discard the rest.
5. Serve warm and enjoy! I like making BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches topped with coleslaw.

Until next time,

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*Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. I only use products I love.


  1. Hmmmm...I don't have a slow-cooker. I just might have to adapt this to my stovetop. Thanks for sharing and thanks for participating in #10DaysofTailgate, Terri. This looks delicious.

    1. Thank you for hosting. You totally need a slow cooker, makes life easier!

  2. YUMMM!! Love pulled pork - great addition to today's fantastic line up of tailgating goodness! :)

  3. Slow cookers are great for tailgating too - keeps everything warm throughout the day! And you can't go wrong with pulled pork.

    1. I don't think anyone can go wrong with pulled pork either.

  4. i've always wanted to try making pulled pork/chicken with soda. sounds like a good and easy recipe!

  5. I love pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw. These look SO good! Great tailgating recipe!

  6. We love pulled pork here too. It is one of my go to recipes for parties because it is easy and can be made ahead of time.

    1. Agreed! Make it and let the slow cooker do its thing.

  7. Oooooh, pulled pork Carolina style sounds different and tempting - Dr. Pepper? really? I can't wait to try this.

  8. I love slow cooker barbecue! There's more sauce to enjoy. This looks DELISH!

    1. It is probably the most popular thing I make in my slow cooker!

  9. I have seen a few recipes lately that use Dr. Pepper. This may be good for the next pot luck.

  10. Since living in the South, this is one of my favorite options at BBQ restaurants. Your recipe looks delicious, and would be perfect topped with the slaw. Yum, Hugs, Terra

  11. Nice - pulled pork is so delicious and I agree with you the slow cooker is also my friend in the fall/winter months ~ Bea @ The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

  12. Pulled pork is probably one of my favorite kinds of BBQ. I also enjoy some mac and cheese which I see you also have paired up with this.