Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork is one of those easy dinner ideas for kids that only takes minutes to assemble with our 3 ingredients recipe and your crock pot. Let the amazing flavors simmer in your slow cooker and when dinner time arrives, you will have the most amazing tasting pulled pork sandwiches with the tangy sweet Dr. Pepper sauce.

Dr Pepper pulled pork sandwich on a white plate with potato chips beside it.
Let’s make Dr. Pepper pulled pork sandwiches for dinner!

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe with Dr. Pepper

Dr. Pepper pulled pork is a super easy recipe to make for dinner. And may I add, it is delicious! Everyone will love Dr Pepper pork sandwiches and it doesn’t require a lot of work to make.

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Ingredients needed to make Dr. Pepper pulled pork - A crock pot with a pork roast in it. Dr. Pepper and onion soup mix are beside it.
This is what you will need to make 3 ingredient Dr. Pepper pulled pork.

Ingredients Needed To Make dr. pepper pulled pork

You will also need a slow cooker for this simple shredded pork recipe. It’ll help cook your roast low and slow keeping it juicy and tender!

How To Make Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches In A Slow Cooker

Step 1 – Prepare the Pork

Size your pork roast to your crockpot. If your roast is too big to fit, then cut it into sections that will fit into your slow cooker.

Step 2 – Season Your Pork

Roll the pork roast in the onion soup mix until well coated on all sides and place inside your crockpot.

Step 3 – Add the Dr. Pepper

Pour the Dr. Pepper soda over the pork until it is nearly covered in your slow cooker.

Note: This is my favorite part because the bottle of Dr. Pepper seems a little too generous, so use what you need and drink the rest!

Step 4 – Cook Pork in Slow Cooker

  • High Heat Slow Cooker Setting: Cook for 4-5 hours
  • Low Heat Slow Cooker Setting: Cook for 7-8 hours

Cooking meals in the crock pot is very forgiving. I have even assembled mine at 9 pm, turned it on low, and let it simmer slowly all night long. The next morning, I shredded the meat, returned it back into the juices, and it was all ready for our lunch guests.

Crock pot with shredded pork made with dr pepper in it.
You can add your favorite bbq sauce to make this an extra special sandwich.

Step 5 – Shred the Cooked Pork

Remove the pork from the crock pot (it will be falling apart). Shred the meat using two forks. Return it back to the slow cooker and gently stir in the juice.

Tip: If you find there is too much liquid, just use a ladle to remove some.

Optional: Drizzle over your favorite barbecue sauce if you’d like.

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Recipe Notes

  • You can use really any cut of pork like pork shoulder. Pork tenderloin is going to be much more dry. So pork shoulder, picnic roast, or Boston butt will be the best cut of meat because of the fat content. Always cook your roast fat side up.
  • This recipe requires only a few simple ingredients. But you can add other things like kosher salt, black pepper, or even a small dash of liquid smoke.
  • If you don’t have a bottle of Dr. Pepper you can use 2 can of dr pepper.
  • Use a crockpot liner to make your pork crock pot recipes easier to clean up.
  • This is a Dr. Pepper pulled pork recipe, but if you can’t have Dr. Pepper you can use Coca Cola or Root Beer, really any dark soda will work, but the flavor will not be the same. I would stay away from diet soda.

How To Serve Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches

  1. Place some of the shredded meat over a split hamburger buns.
  2. Add more barbecue sauce to the top if you prefer.
A slow cooker pulled pork sandwich on a white plate with chips on the side.
Serve Dr Pepper pulled pork sandwiches with your favorite side – like coleslaw, chips, or macaroni salad.

Best Side Dishes To Serve With Your Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Looking for a side dish dinner option? I got you! You can eat this Dr. Pepper pulled Pork with:

  • Potato Salad
  • Baked Potato
  • Cole Slaw
  • Potato Chips
  • Chips and Salsa
  • Baked Beans

Ways To Enjoy Leftover Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Have leftover Dr. Pepper pulled pork? No problem! There are so many different ways you can use it to make easy meals or a quick and easy lunch. Some of the ways you can use up your leftover pork are:

  • Pork Tacos
  • Pork Nachos
  • Pork Sliders
  • Put On Top Of A Salad
  • On Top Of A Baked Potato

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork is one of those easy dinner ideas for kids – and everyone in the family will LOVE it! It only takes minutes to assemble this 3 ingredient recipe in your crock pot, and after simmering for a few hours, it will be all ready when dinner time rolls around!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 seconds
Total Time 5 minutes 4 seconds


  • 1 Can of Dr. Pepper (or a bottle, if that’s all you can find)
  • 1 Packet of Onion Soup Mix
  • 2-3 Pounds of Pork Roast


  1. If your pork roast is too big for your crock pot, cut it into sections so that it will fit into your crock pot.
  2. Roll the pork in the onion soup until it is coated well.
  3. Pour the Dr. Pepper over the pork till it is nearly covered in your cooker.
  4. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
  5. Removed the cooked pork from the crock pot. It will be falling apart.
  6. Shred the meat with 2 forks and then return it to the crockpot and gently stir it into the juice.

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  1. Good afternoon! Planning on trying this recipe tomm??Question : When you take the pork out to shred it, do you return to the liquid ? Or no? Thank you!!!

  2. Is it ok to leave it on low for 8hrs? I have to work, and won’t be home for that long. Or will that cause it to dry out?

  3. The written recipe calls for a can of Dr Pepper but both pictures show a 16.9 oz bottle. Is it just a can that is used?