|The Doctor is delicious.|
A friend of mine gave me this recipe and I tweaked it a little bit. I present to you, Dr. Pulled Pork; dangerously delicious medicine for the taste buds.**
**It's not medicine, please never treat it as such.
Alright, sometimes my efforts at humor just get in the way of being taken seriously.
- 2 to 3 pounds of pork shoulder (or butt)
- 24 ounces of Dr. Pepper
- 2 teaspoons of Garlic Powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of Ground Mustard
- 1 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon of Hoisin Sauce
- A bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce (I personally used Sweet Baby Ray's regular BBQ sauce, I know that the honey & hickory varieties have been tried and liked as well)
- Use a big crock pot. I mean big enough to fit your giant chunks of pork into it with all of the ingredients (sans BBQ sauce).
- Mix garlic powder, ground mustard, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, and hoisin sauce together in the crock pot.
- Cut pork shoulder (or butt) into four pieces and put into the crock pot.
- Pour the Dr. Pepper over top, and stir slightly. It's going to be slightly weird because of the giant pork pieces, but you can do it. I believe in you!
- Cook on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 8 hours of more. I personally cooked mine on low all day because it's an older crock pot and so I could 'set it and forget it' for the day. Makes for a delicious dinner.
- Carefully remove pork. Shred it with 2 forks (or whatever suits you best) on a cutting board. Return the pork to the original mixture in the crock pot. Stir. No seriously, STIR IT.
- Cook for another hour in the crock pot on low.
- Drain the juices.
- Toss the pork in your choice of BBQ sauce. I used about half the bottle on mine, but I like mine with a little less sauce so I didn't put an amount for sauce. Like it saucey? Add more sauce. Don't like the sauce as much? Don't put as much sauce in! Simple. ...still confused? Only add a little bit of sauce to the pork at a time until it's a consistency that YOU like.
- Recommended to be served on hamburger buns. Also makes great nachos.
Questions? Leave a comment!
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