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Dr Pepper BBQ Pork My Farmhouse Table Crockpot

Dr. Pepper BBQ Pork

Simple and full of flavor slow cooker meal of Dr Pepper BBQ Pork

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author My Farmhouse Table


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 5-6 lb pork butt roast
  • 2 12 oz cans Dr Pepper, divided
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar


  1. Combine brown sugar, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and pepper in a bowl. If making the homemade BBQ sauce reserve 2 tablespoons of the rub. Rub the rest of the seasoning onto all sides of the pork roast and place into a slow cooker. 
  2. Add 2 cups of Dr Pepper to the slow cooker with the pork, cover, and cook on low for 8-10 hours until the pork is fork tender. 

  3. For the homemade BBQ sauce: Combine 1 cup of Dr Pepper, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of the remaining rub in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat and simmer sauce, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes until slightly reduced. Let sauce cool. It can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge until needed.

  4. When the pork is done, remove from the slow cooker and shred with a couple forks. Discard the cooking liquid. Return the pork to the slow cooker and cover with bbq sauce. Heat on low for about 10-15 minutes until the pork is warmed.