Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Makes 4-6 c shredded pork, depending on size of roast


  • 3# Boneless Pork Roast (Butt or Shoulder)
  • 2 liter Coca-Cola
  • Smoked Season Salt (I use Penzey’s Smokey 4/S Seasoned Salt)
  • 1 Bottle BBQ sauce (I prefer Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey BBQ)


  1. Thoroughly season pork roast with smoked season salt.
  2. Pour approx. 1/4 c of Coca-Cola into slow cooker, enough to cover bottom and place seasoned roast on top.
  3. Add enough remaining Coca-Cola to cover roast.
  4. Replace slow cooker lid and cook on Low for 8-10 hours. Pork is done when it easily shreds with two forks.
  5. Once cooked, remove roast from slow cooker and shred with two forks.
  6. Mix 4 Tbsp of cooking liquid with 1 c of BBQ sauce and stir into shredded pork.
  7. Add additional BBQ and/or cooking liquid as needed to achieve desired wetness.


  • I haven’t tried using a dark pop other than Coca-Cola, so if you do, your mileage may vary.
  • Mix up your spice blend to whatever you prefer, I happen to find the Smokey Season Salt an easy grab & go.