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Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches Barbecue Sauce

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Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches Barbecue Sauce

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches Barbecue Sauce

If you’ve a Slow Cooker on hand party preparation can’t get much easier than the Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwich with Barbecue Sauce which is perfect for gatherings any time of the year.

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So what’s with the Dr. Pepper? I’m not exactly sure on the precise origination of the soda choice though Dr. Pepper maintains a certain popularity throughout the southwest, including being a soda of choice among many folks in Las Vegas, Nevada where it is commonly served at barbecues and parties, both regular and diet.   

scored and seasoned pork roast

If you live on the east coast or parts of the country where Dr. Pepper isn’t as common you can easily substitute the Dr. Pepper for a can of cola.

browned seasoned pork roast

A broad variety of sodas including colas and lemon lime varieties such as Sprite or 7-Up have been utilized in Asian meat preparations for a very long time whose marinade base always includes a sweetening component.

I’ve also seen Korean Beef Bulgogi marinade prepared using assorted flavors of soda combined with mashed sweet Korean pear providing tenderness while also lending the sugars perfect caramelizing when cooking or grilling the meat. 

Can of Dr. Pepper

In case you are wondering and have not yet employed this technique, whether you use Dr. Pepper or a can of cola in your preparation the acquired juice flavoring at the finish does not taste like any type of soda.

Browning the meat all around before setting into the slow cooker enhances the depth of flavor to the roast then combined between the sweetened flavoring component of the meat. Once cooked and shredded or chopped the flavorful pork is tossed between some of its finished juices along with barbecue sauce. Perfect served on toasted rolls alongside your side dish favorites, its a fun and easy dish, Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Barbecue Sauce.

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