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.
Rinse and pat dry roast. Season with salt and pepper, and place in the slow cooker insert
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
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.
Drain the cooking liquids from the inside of the insert. Discard
In a bowl, mix together the remaining 1 cup of cherry coke, the bbq sauce, and the cornstarch slurry
Pour into the slow cooker bowl and add the shredded pork.
Turn the slow cooker back up to high and let it cook for another ½ hour to an hour. Enjoy!
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.