Easy Slow Cooker Coca Cola Pulled Pork

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This Crockpot Coca-Cola Pulled Pork is super easy to make. Just put all ingredients in your crock pot, and you’ll have a delicious dinner. No browning, no precooking!


If that picture isn’t making your mouth water, you can stop reading right here.

For those of you who are still reading, you are in for a treat! This Crockpot Coca-Cola Pulled Pork is an easy recipe that will get raves from your family as soon as you put it on the table. While your family is singing your praises, you can sit there and smile and thank them…and don’t feel guilty one bit about how easy it was to make.
They will never know!

It’s a favorite recipe of our family, and we enjoy pulled pork in several different ways. Here are a few serving suggestions:

  • Serve it as pictured above on soft, warm buns. Top with your favorite BBQ sauce and maybe add a side of cole slaw and baked beans.
  • Serve it with yellow rice and black beans.
  • Set up a rice bowl bar with white rice, black beans, sour cream, shredded cheese & salsa.

Crockpot Coca-Cola Pulled Pork

Quick and easy crockpot recipe for delicious pulled pork.

Chances are you have most of these common ingredients already. You’ll need a pork roast (pork shoulder or Boston butt also called pork butt) with or without bones, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, a can of Coke, and a bottle of barbecue sauce.

You can also make this recipe using Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, or root beer instead of Coca Cola with similar results.

Crockpot Coca-Cola Pulled Pork

First things first. Let’s start by trimming away the fat cap from the pork. The fat cap is a thick layer of fat that is usually on the bottom of the pork roast. Trim off this excess fat before adding the seasonings.

Next, whisk the spices together and rub all over the pork. Place pork it in a sprayed crockpot. Pour the can of Coke over the roast. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours or low for 10 hours.

The soda adds a sweet flavor to this recipe that replaces other sugars commonly used to cook pork such as brown sugar.

Crockpot Coca-Cola Pulled Pork

It will be fall-off-the-bone tender at the end of the cooking time. Remove the roast from the crockpot. You may need to use a slotted spoon to get it all. Shred the meat using two forks. Discard the bones. Reserve about 1/2 cup of juices in the crockpot and discard the rest. Return shredded meat to crockpot, add reserved juices, and pour in the entire bottle of barbecue sauce. Mix well. Set to low, cover, and cook an additional 30 minutes.

Crockpot Coca-Cola Pulled Pork

This tender pork makes the best pulled pork sandwiches. Just add hamburger buns or slider rolls and you have an easy meal for weeknight dinners. It’s a great recipe for a busy mom!

This simple recipe is also great for game day football parties, summer picnics or any holiday.

Sit back, enjoy, and don’t forget to put out some extra napkins!

How to Make Shredded Pork in an Instant Pot

This easy pulled pork recipe can also be made in an instant pot or pressure cooker. When cooked under high pressure it greatly reduces the cooking time. Simply place pork in your instant pot along with all the other ingredients. Set to high pressure and cook time to 90 minutes.

How to Store Leftover Pulled Pork

Place leftover pork in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator up to 4 days. Reserve a cup of the liquid from the slow cooker to pour over the leftovers. This will keep it from drying out.

Crockpot Coca-Cola Pulled Pork

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This simple recipe uses 4 common spices, a can of soda and a bottle of barbecue sauce. It doesn’t get much simpler than this!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 5 minutes
Course Slow Cooker
Servings 8 servings
Calories 444 kcal


  • Whole Pork Shoulder Roast or Boston Butt with or without bones
  • 12 oz can of Coke
  • 1 Tbs Onion Powder
  • 1 Tbs Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbs Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbs Salt
  • 1 bottle of your favorite Barbecue Sauce


  • Remove any thick sections of fat from the outside of the pork roast.
  • Whisk spices together and rub all over the pork roast.
  • Place pork roast into sprayed crockpot.
  • Pour can of Coke over roast.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 10 hours.
  • Remove roast from crockpot. You may need to use a slotted spoon because it will be falling apart.
  • Remove and discard bones.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup of juices from the crockpot and discard the rest.
  • Shred meat using two forks, then return shredded meat to crockpot.
  • Add reserved juices and the entire bottle of barbecue sauce. Stir well.
  • Set heat to low and cook 30 more minutes before serving.


Serving: 3gCalories: 444kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 20gFat: 15gSodium: 1110mgSugar: 45g
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  1. This is the easiest BBQ pork recipe EVER! I used about a 6 lb pork butt and doubled the spices and used 2 of the smaller cans of PEPSI since we didn’t have COKE. Fall of the bone indeed ! I saved back a cup of the liquid after shredding and added it with a bottle of KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce. Mmmmm good! Very moist! Making my second batch today, as I’m taking it to family this Memorial Day weekend.

  2. Hi I got 2 7lb boneless roast to do pulled pork for a picnic should I add more seasoning coke and bbq sauce or keep it how it is

    1. Hi, Samantha! You may have already had your picnic, but I wanted to respond anyway. I would double the seasoning to make sure both roasts are covered well. I don’t think my crockpot could hold 2 7lb roasts, but if yours can just make sure there is enough liquid to cover half of the meat. Some liquid will cook out of the roasts as they cook. As for BBQ sauce, that’s up to you. If you prefer a lot of sauce (my husband does) then go ahead and double it. If you just want a little barbecue taste then one will be fine. Enjoy that picnic!!!

      1. Thank you for responding I haven’t had it yet not till the end of August and I’m using two crockpots to make it so I should keep recipe the same or what I do both weight 7lb

  3. What size roast did you use for this? I have 9 lb roast and I didn’t know if I should use 1 or 2 cans of coke and double the spices… Thanks

    1. We are a family of 7, so I usually cook a large roast. Even for a large roast I use the same amount of Coke and spices listed in the recipe. You can add more Coke if you want or just an extra 1 cup of water. The liquid doesn’t need to cover the roast. I hope you love it!!!

      1. 1TBLS salt seems like a lot? Was this right. And how many lbs of meat? Again you didn’t answer? I just put in only 2 lbs. hence the salt.

        1. Cindy,
          I use a 4-5 lb boneless pork roast or a 7-9 lb bone-in roast. If you are using a smaller roast you can decrease all the spices to 1/2 Tbs. The spices are combined to make a rub, so you need a good amount to cover a large roast. Of course, any of the spices can be adjusted to your own taste.
          Hope that helps!

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