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This easy 6-ingredient recipe for Slow Cooker Cherry Coke BBQ Pulled Pork has that smoky BBQ and sweet cola flavour that makes for a tender, juicy, and flavourful pulled pork.
Slow Cooker Cherry Coke BBQ Pulled Pork
Prep Time
6 mins
Cook Time
7 hrs
Total Time
7 hrs 6 mins

This Slow Cooker Cherry Coke BBQ Pulled Pork has that smoky BBQ and sweet flavour for a tender, juicy, and flavourful pork with just 6 ingredients.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq pulled pork, cherry coke bbq pulled pork, pulled pork, slow cooker pulled pork
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 698 kcal
Author: Tammi
  • 1 3-4 lb pork shoulder (butt) roast
  • 1 cup cherry coke, for cooking process
  • salt and pepper as desired
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce, your favourite, I used Sweet Baby Rays Original
  • 1 cup cherry coke, for sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water
  1. Rinse and pat dry roast. Season with salt and pepper, and place in the slow cooker insert

  2. Add the 1 cup of cherry coke into the slow cooker bowl, cover and cook on low for approximately 6 – 7 hours, or high for 4 – 5 . ** see notes below

  3. When cooking time is complete, with 2 large forks, remove the pork and begin to separate (shred) the meat into strands. When it’s all separated, set aside.

  4. Drain the cooking liquids from the inside of the insert. Discard

  5. In a bowl, mix together the remaining 1 cup of cherry coke, the bbq sauce, and the cornstarch slurry

  6. Pour into the slow cooker bowl and add the shredded pork. 

  7. Turn the slow cooker back up to high and let it cook for another ½ hour to an hour. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Pork.org suggests to cooking the pork until “tender”, not giving it a specific internal temperature. I usually don’t go by temperature, as by the time that the pork is able to be shredded, it will be fully cooked. However, if you prefer to know temps, then please refer to this site: pork.org/cooking/pork-temperature/

CORNSTARCH SLURRY: Mix together the cornstarch and water, combining well as if you leave it the mixture untouched for a minute or two, the cornstarch settles to the bottom of the bowl. Mix it well just before adding into the sauce mixture to ensure you use all the cornstarch.

#7 – This is an approximate cooking time. All slow cookers heat to different temps at varying rates. My slow cooker only needed a half hour to come to temp and thicken, but yours might be slightly different.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Cherry Coke BBQ Pulled Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 698 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 2959mg129%
Potassium 663mg19%
Carbohydrates 169g56%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 137g152%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 640IU13%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.