I like to make food for the Super Bowl that’s delicious and easy to serve to my guests…
I like to be finished cooking when they arrive so I can enjoy my company. I also don’t want to be worn out from cooking, and that’s why a Crock Pot dish is the perfect Super Bowl party food. Crock Pots were out of fashion for several years but they’re making a comeback among busy people who want delicious, nutritious food that’s easy to prepare.
What could be more Texas than BBQ & Dr. Pepper?
This is an old recipe but one of the most popular Crock Pot dishes ever.
I made it over the weekend just to see if I liked it as much as I used to, and I did.
Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork is pretty perfect Super Bowl party food.
2 1/2-3 lb pork butt (also known as a pork shoulder)
24 oz. (2 cans) Dr. Pepper (or any caramel colored soda pop, each will provide a slightly different flavor)
1 medium onion, cut in quarters and then again in half
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons dry ground mustard
1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (depending on personal taste.)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
bbq sauce of choice
rolls or buns of choice
Place the chopped onions in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the pork butt on top of the onions and add the garlic, ground mustard, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Pour the Dr. Pepper on top and cook on high for 4-5 hours (or on low for 8 hours).
Very carefully, because the pork will be hot, remove the meat from the slow cooker and place on a large cutting board. Using two forks, shred the pork by pulling away from each other. The meat should be very tender by this point. Place the shredded pork back into the slow cooker and continue to cook for an additional hour.
Drain the remaining juices and toss the meat and onion mixture in the bbq sauce of choice. I don’t have an exact amount listed- just add a bit at a time until you get to your desired sauciness!
Top onto lightly toasted buns and enjoy! Goes great with a good slaw and some oven fries.
Here is the original recipe: Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork.
I have 4 more Super Bowl recipes for you this week. Enjoy,