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Dr. Pepper Pork Roast

OMG, gang, I just made The Best pork roast EVER!  Seriously!

I've done the Coke+onion soup mix thing to rave reviews, but I didn't have the ingredients, wanted to try something new, and have a 2 liter of Dr Pepper going flat in the fridge that needs to be used up.  So, into the crock went:

a 4lb pork shoulder roast
salt and pepper
garlic (a heaping teaspoon of the minced stuff in a jar)
1 1/2 C Dr. Pepper.

set crock to "low" and plugged  into a timer set to turn on 2 hours after I left the house.  (I'm not sure if it was the Dr Pepper, rather than Coke, or the "presoaking" that made the end results so go)

cooked 8 hours on low


tender, falling apart delicious, with the most incredible flavor I've ever encountered in a pork roast.  Will be making for company in the very near future!!!



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May. 6th, 2010 04:01 am (UTC)
Never tried Coke or Dr. Pepper on a roast! How do you think either would work with beef rather than pork?
May. 6th, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
Coke+dry onion soup mix (or your own homemade version) on beef= my husband's favorite crock dish--until this one. I've never tried it with Dr. Pepper
May. 6th, 2010 04:40 am (UTC)
Darn, I just made a pork roast (with shallots and apples and garlic), but next time I'm definitely trying this. What did you mean by "presoaking?" Did you marinate the roast in the Dr. Pepper?
May. 6th, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
it sork of marinated, yeah.

I was anticipating working from 8:30 to 6:30, being away from the house from 8-7, and I didn't want the roast to cook that long, so I threw everything together, and plugged the crock into a timer so the whole thing sat out for a couple hours before the crock turned on.

Some people don't advocate letting your meat sit out unrefrigerated for that long, but I do it all the time, and no one's gotten sick yet. I figure everything's really cold from the fridge, and the crock itself does a lot to keep the cold in until it turns on.
May. 7th, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
Ah, okay, gotcha.
May. 6th, 2010 04:56 am (UTC)
I have used gingerail on beef, and on a sort of dry ham, but have not thought about dp.
have some, now craving.
must try!
May. 6th, 2010 05:00 am (UTC)
Re: yummy
I have never used any sort of soda on any sort of meat... but... what does ginger ale do to beef? *curious*
May. 6th, 2010 11:25 am (UTC)
Re: yummy
Sounds really interesting!

I'm just learning though, how would you prepare it and cook it?
May. 7th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
Re: yummy
Ham cooked in ginger ale is AWESOME.
May. 6th, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
I will have to try this now, it's can't be wrong. I love Dr. Pepper, I love garlic, I love pork and I love my crock pot. That much love just can't be wrong. lol
May. 6th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
I'm not a Dr Pepper fan, but I can imagine the taste of it going well with the roast. I may have to buy a bottle just to try!
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