Loved It! Dr. Pepper Pork

Crumbs & Creativity | Dr. Pepper Pork I think this may be the most amazing thing I’ve cooked in a long. I love when I find recipes for easy but fun food. So when I saw the Pioneer Woman’s recipe for Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork, I was intrigued. I also know that the Pioneer Woman is pretty awesome, so I have yet to not like a recipe she’s come up with. Crumbs & Creativity | Dr. Pepper Pork This recipe also shows you just how much you need a dutch oven in your life. The original recipe called for a pork shoulder that was about 7lbs – I have a household of 2 and was like I’m not buying that much meet. Of course pork shoulder was on sale at the grocery store but there was nothing below 7lbs, so I picked up a 2lb organic piece of pork roast with just enough of a fat coating on the top (you need that). And it cooked up beautifully – I think that picture of the roast might be the most beautiful picture of food I’ve ever taken. And it was so easy!

Ingredients:

– 2lb Pork Roast
– 24oz Dr. Pepper
– 3 Tablespoons of brown sugar
– 1 onion chopped into wedges
– 1 can of chipotle peppers (if you use the entire can it’s SPICY so I’d       suggest half of that small can they sell at the store) 

How I Made it: Put it all in my dutch oven and cooked it at 300 degrees for about 4 hours, it could’ve been a little less since it’s so small. I turned it 1 each hour while it was cooking and ended with the fat side up. But by the time I got to the 4 hour mark it was about to fall apart. Take it out of the liquid and pull apart with a fork and then put back in the juices for the yummiest thing you’ve ever had. Crumbs & Creativity | Dr. Pepper Pork This is what it looked like shredded up and then what it looked like back in the sauce. Crumbs & Creativity | Dr. Pepper Pork My husband raved about this one and we made it into tacos and sandwiches. Seriously, this was so easy and flavorful. Pop it in your oven on a Saturday morning when you’re doing chores and then have tacos for lunch. Crumbs & Creativity | Dr. Pepper Pork

If you like pork, this is a great new way to try it. Yum!

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