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Slow Cooker Spicy Dr. Pepper Pork Tacos

By February 13, 2014 November 12th, 2015 Freezer-Friendly, Main Dish, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Looking for a new recipe for your slow cooker?  How about an awesome recipe for Spicy Dr. Pepper Pork Tacos?!?  DE-LISH!

Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pork Tacos

My husband and I are in love with this recipe.  I’m convinced that it should be served in a restaurant somewhere.  It’s that good.

These Slow Cooker Spicy Dr. Pepper Pork Tacos are my crockpot version of The Pioneer Woman’s Baked Dr. Pepper Pork.  I’m sure it would taste delicious baked for six hours, but I’m much rather put everything in my slow cooker and forget about it.

The shredded pork is sweet and subtly spicy.  The taste of Dr. Pepper makes it totally different than the cranberry pork roast and party pork roast that I make, and it’s uh-mazing.  I don’t normally buy soda pop, but I will make an exception for this recipe every so often.  Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Spicy Dr. Pepper Pork Tacos

Yields: 4-6 servings, depending on the size of roast

Ingredients

  • 3-5lb bone-in pork shoulder roast (sometimes labeled as “Boston butt” or “pork butt roast”)
  • 1 medium-sized onion, peeled and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups of Dr Pepper (2 cans or, if you’re like me and don’t want to have a case of Dr. Pepper around the house, you can buy a quart and drink what’s left or pour it down the sink.)
  • 7oz can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

Chipotle peppers

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to your slow cooker and cook on “low” setting for 8 hours.  (You’ll know it’s done when the meat easily falls off the bone.)
  2. Use a fork and knife to separate meat from the bone and shred meat.
  3. Return shredded meat to slow cooker, and stir to combine with juice.

To Freeze and Cook Later

  1. Combine all ingredients in a gallon-sized plastic freezer bag and freeze for up to three months.  (For the best taste, I recommend waiting to add the Dr. Pepper until the day of cooking.)
  2. Thaw.
  3. Dump bag into slow cooker and add Dr. Pepper.
  4. Cook on “low” setting for 8 hours.  (You’ll know it’s done when the meat easily falls off the bone.)
  5. Use a fork and knife to separate meat from the bone and shred meat.
  6. Return shredded meat to slow cooker, and stir to combine with juice.

Serve on soft tortillas with lettuce and cheese.  YUM.

Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pork Tacos

Thoughts or questions?  Please leave a comment below and I’ll respond as soon as I can.  I’d love to hear from  you. 

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Tonya
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Tonya

Do you put the whole can with the peppers and sauce in the crockpot? Last recipe I made with the peppers in adobo sauce was soooo spicy we couldn’t even eat it!

Chelsea Swain
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Chelsea Swain

What would you recommend replacing the spicy peppers with to make it more kid friendly?

Jenni Rash
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Jenni Rash

Can you make this for a freezer meal?

stacy
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stacy

I wonder if you can use diet dr. pepper?

Lindsay Guenther
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Lindsay Guenther

Made this for my hubby tonight and it was SO GOOD. Made homemade wheat tortillas to go with it and it was fabulous. Thank you!