Slow-Cooker BBQ Pork

This super-simple slow cooker bbq pork recipe delivers big flavor with little effort.  With just five minutes prep time, it's perfect for busy weeknights or lazy Sunday night dinners.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 8 Hours


1 (3- to 4-pound) shoulder pork roast
1 (18-ounce) bottle barbecue sauce
1 (12-ounce) can cola soft drink


Place pork roast in a 6-quart slow cooker; pour barbecue sauce and cola over roast.

Cover and cook on high 8 hours or until meat is tender and shreds easily.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce.


If you don't have a slow cooker, place roast in a lightly greased Dutch oven; stir together barbecue sauce and cola, and pour over roast. Before placing the lid on top of the Dutch oven, cover it with a double layer of aluminum foil. Bake, tightly covered, at 325° for 3 hours and 30 minutes or until tender. Serve on buns with slaw or over hot toasted cornbread. Reduce the fat but not the flavor in this juicy cut of pork by preparing a day ahead. Cool the barbecue, and refrigerate overnight. Remove and discard any solidified fat before reheating.