Crock Pot Cola Barbecue Pork Roast

"Makes great barbecue sandwiches! You can use your favorite cola and sauce to vary the tastes. Good to freeze in smaller portions and pull out as needed."
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Ready In:
17hrs 10mins


  • 1 pork roast
  • 1 12 cups cola
  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce (your favorite)


  • Cut all visible fat from roast, put in crock and cook 12 hrs (You could set this to cook all night) on low.
  • Note: I pour a soda over the roast to give it a little extra flavor.
  • Remove meat from crock and drain all juice from crock.
  • Shred meat and return to crock add 1 bottle barbecue sauce and cola and cook 5-6 hrs more.
  • Freezes great.

Questions & Replies

  1. What size roast is recommended??


  1. Delicious & oh so easy! Cooked this overnight, and by lunch the next day had BBQ sandwiches. Used 2 lb pork roast, kraft original BBQ sauce, & Coke. Very sweet tasting sauce.
  2. I rubbed the roast with some sprinkles of salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I placed a couple onion slices on the bottom of the crockpot. I used Dr. Pepper and Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. In fact, I was in a hurry and turned the crock on high. The roast still turned out great. It tasted just like the bbq at a national bbq chain restaurant. Thanks for this recipe!
  3. I thought this recipe was fun and easy. You should have seen the looks I got when I opened the cola! I liked the flavor of the sauce- it didn't over-power the pork. I did add some chopped onion. Will certainly make this again.
  4. Wow! This was just unbelievable. I was afraid, reading a few other reviews that the Coke flavor would be too intense. However, it was really faint, but DELICIOUS! My mom and I adjusted a few things: First of all, we added some S and P (salt and pepper), just to allow the flavors to pop. I added a bottle of Bulls-Eye, and a few squirts of Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce (recipe #66518). It may seem like a lot of BBQ sauce, but this meat is so absorbent, it just drinks it up. Second, I used Caffeine Free Coca-Cola (a tip from my science teacher). Third, I cooked it in less time: During my snack break (when my mom lets me take a "brain break"), I poured the CF Coke over a beautiful pork roast Mom got yesterday. I let it go in the Crock-Pot on high for 6 hours, finishing it up on low for 1 hour, because when it did finish up, it was just falling apart. This is simply wonderful. We're having it for dinner tonight!
  5. At first I didn't have success with this recipe as the 12 hours that the recipe says to cook was too long. So I tried it a second time a week later only cooking it about 8 hours total. Then I added the sauce after I took the meat out and shredded it and did not return it to the crock pot. And behold!!! A recipe that was a husband pleaser. This will become a staple in our household.


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