In this scrumptious recipe for Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sliders, lean pork tenderloin is covered in a delicious spice rub, slow cooked in a Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce, then shredded & served on Hawaiian rolls.
In my world, there’s nothing better than simple slow cooker recipes. I’ve shared over 200 of them on the blog over the last 6 years and I’m always testing out new slow cooker recipes to share!
This Dr Pepper Pulled Pork recipe originally appeared alongside these Slow Cooker Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tacos in a blog post back in 2013, but with the popularity of both recipes, I decided they each deserved their own posts!
These Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sliders are easy to prep in the morning, let them slow cook all day, then eat them for dinner during the week, or prepare them on the weekend for an awesome game day snack!
They’re the perfect blend of sweet, spicy, salty and totally delicious!
- 1 large sweet onion (thinly sliced)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
- ½ tbsp black pepper
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2.5 lb pork tenderloin
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- 12 fl oz Dr Pepper
- 6 oz tomato paste
- 24 Hawaiian Rolls
Place the thinly sliced onion into the bottom of a slow cooker.
In a small bowl combine the next 10 ingredients.
Rub the spice mixture over the pork. Place in the slow cooker on top of the sliced onions.
In a small bowl, whisk the apple cider vinegar, Dr Pepper and tomato paste together. Pour over the pork.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours.
Using two forks, pull the pork apart inside the slow cooker.
Toast the Hawaiian rolls, if you would like, before serving.
Use tongs to place the Dr Pepper Pulled Pork on the Hawaiian rolls.
Serve as a meal or party app, either way, they’re sure to be a hit!
If you’re looking for more recipes using lean pork tenderloin, check out these 5 favorites!
- Coffee Crusted Balsamic Pulled Pork Tenderloin
- Rosemary Sage Pork Tenderloin Skewers
- Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Pork Tenderloin
- Pumpkin Pulled Pork Tenderloin
- Slow Cooker Pork Ragu
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