Slow Cooker Pulled Pork in a Coca Cola Barbeque Sauce!

 
This is one of the easiest ways to make barbeque ever.  It also feeds a lot of people and since you use a pork loin, it is lower in fat than some other cuts of meat usually used for barbeque, like Boston butt or shoulder.  Following this recipe to perfection is not really necessary, because I don't think there is a way to really mess this up.  I have made it a couple different ways and I think this is the best method.   Here is what you will need:

4-6 lb pork loin
1  1/2 cups brown sugar
2 cups of your favorite barbeque sauce
2 cups Coca Cola  (you can use Diet Coke)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. Cajun seasoning (I used Tony Chachere's)
1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
1 Tbs. garlic powder
3 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbs. liquid smoke
1 Tbs. yellow mustard
1/4 cup vinegar (white or cider, either will work)
1 tsp. celery seed


Place the pork loin in your slow cooker that you have sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.  This makes cleanup so much easier. If your pork loin has a layer of fat on the top, cut most of that off.  You want the seasoings and sauce to get to the meat.  Pour 2 cups Coca Cola over the pork.  You can use Diet Coke or regular.  Sprinkle the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, and Old Bay seasoning over the top of the pork.  It might sound strange to use Old Bay on this, but the blend of spices it has is perfect for barbeque.  You might also think this is a lot of seasoning, but this is a big hunk of meat...it needs the seasoning.   Sprinkle 1 cup of brown sugar over the top of the pork loin and press it into the meat.  Pour the barbeque sauce over the brown sugar.  Take the Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and liquid smoke and pour over the top on the barbeque sauce.  Don't add the celery seed or mustard yet.  That goes in the sauce at the end along with the other 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce.  Place lid on slow cooker, set on low and cook all night long (8-10 hrs.)
Now you might ask why not mix the barbeque sauce with the brown sugar and the other wet ingredients and pour over all at one time.  I have tried it that way and the sauce sort of just runs off and over the sides of the meat.  For some reason packing the brown sugar on the meat first and then adding each liquid ingredient helps it to stay on top and forms a sort of delicious barbeque bark on top.

Gently lift the meat out of the slow cooker and onto a cutting board or platter to shred. It will literally just fall apart at this point.  See that wonderful crust on it, that is what makes it so tasty.  Cut it across the grain in several big pieces and then just pull it apart in big chunks.  I don't like it too chopped, but if you do chop away! 
This is about how I like it chopped. To the juices in the slow cooker add the other 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 Tbs. yellow mustard, 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce and 1 tsp celery seed.  Whisk this until it's all incorporated.  Add the meat back to the slow cooker and just mix lightly.  Set the slow cooker to low for about an hour and then you are ready to serve.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork!  It's easy peasy! 
 
 
Serve on buns or it's also good on Hoe Cakes!
 


26 comments:

  1. Made this today. It is probably the best pulled pork I've ever eaten! We opted to serve the pork over rice with a side salad. Delicious! And lots left for actually making the sandwiches for another meal. Thank you so much for this recipe.

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  2. Which brand of barbecue sauce do you use? There are so many to choose from and some are not very good. This sounds great and can't wait to try it.

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  3. If I use a store bought sauce, I buy pretty much what is one sale, but I am partial to Sweet Baby Rays. There is also a sauce made by Jack Daniels that is very good. KC Masterpiece is also very good. I do make my own a lot also.

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    1. I find that Stubbs Sweet Heat is a VERY good barbecue sauce for store bought sauce.

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  4. Pulled pork is my favorite. Can't wait to try this recipe!!

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  5. What is liquid smoke? (I obviously don't cook much lol)

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    1. Liquid smoke is found in the grocery store with the steak sauce and worcestershire sauce etc. It is a liquid seasoning that you use to give foods that smokey grilled flavor. A little goes a long way! There are several brands to choose from.

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  6. well i have waited for a good pulled pork recipe........can't wait to try this one....

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  7. Could a pork shoulder be used for this also?

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  8. I am going to try this with chicken rather than pork tonight! I'm partial to chicken so we'll see how it goes!! :)

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  9. Where would I buy Jack Daniels sauce ? T/KS

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  10. Pork loin or pork loin roast?

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  11. Could you please tell me what Old Bay Seasoning is. I buy a lot of seasoning and have not seen this on my grocery storeshelf. I live in Canada, so if this sn't available, I may find something comparable. I lived in Florida for 11 years and I love Southern Fare and this site is a blessing to me!!!

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    1. Old bay is a mix of a ton of Cajun style spices. Its got NO heat, just a great balance of flavor. Its usually found with the spices and very inexpensive. It is in a yellow can, with a blue top and red writing. If you cant find it on the shelf you should easily find it online. Its a great addition to recipes.

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    2. Old bay a seafood seasoning that we Marylanders use when we steam bluecrabs or shrimp.You can get away without using it. Also Sweet Baby rays is my favorite BBQ Sauce And I think a pork shoulder or Butt would even be better because any cut of meat that has a bone has musch more flavor.

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  12. Old Bay Seasoning is usually used when you boil crabs or any type seafood to boost flavor. It should be at your grocery store where the rest of the seasonings are located. Comes in a can that is usually red, yellow, and blue in colors. It is great in a lot of different reciepes!

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    1. In some of our local stores here in Florida, Old Bay Seasoning is found in the fish/seafood department.

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  13. is there any reason that pepsi shouldn't be used instead of coke?

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  14. I'm fixing this soon!

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  15. I can find Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning but not the Cajon seasoning. Are they the same?

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  16. And put a spoonful of coleslaw on top of the pork before adding the top bun and your set!

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  17. Can you cook on high?

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  18. tjbigdog64@yahoo.comNovember 29, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    I use root beer in mine for a great smokey taste. Sweet Baby Rays has always been very tasty. We love our bbq here in Southern Elkton, CecilTucky Maryland!

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  19. It probably doesn't matter that much but the directions aren't clear about the Worcestershire sauce at the beginning and later. Is it a total of 3 or 4 tablespoons? I'd already poured all 3 at the beginning before I realized I needed more for later. I want to do it just the way you made it!

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