Big Red Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
Big Red Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 8 hr 20 min
  • total: 8 hr 40 min
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  • Summary

    The pairing of barbecue and Big Red Soda is super-popular throughout the South, so why not combine the two in one killer dish? The sweet, cult-favorite cream soda, originally from Texas, is often compared to cinnamon bubble gum, but also has notes of lemon, orange, and vanilla. Here, it's combined with barbecue sauce as a cooking liquid for slow-cooked, spice-rubbed pork shoulder, with results that are sweet, spicy, and as uniquely flavored as Big Red itself.

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons kosher salt
    • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
    • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 (6-pound) skinless, boneless pork shoulder roast (pork butt or Boston butt)
    • 1 cup Big Red soda
    • 1/2 cup store-bought or homemade barbecue sauce (not too sweet)
    • 1 cup store-bought or homemade barbecue sauce (not too sweet)
    • 2 tablespoons (or more) Big Red soda
    • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper (optional)
    • Hamburger buns, sliced pickles, and vinegar-based cabbage slaw (for serving)
    • A large slow-cooker (at least 6 quarts)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 200 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 12 g 18.25%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 22.28%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 49 mg 16.42%
    • Sodium: 618 mg 25.76%
    • Calcium: 38 mg 3.83%
    • Potassium: 197 mg 5.62%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 7.06%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 11 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.17%
    • Sugar: 4 g
    • Protein: 12 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 4.7%
    • Vitamin C 0.74%
    • Vitamin D 10.3%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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