Sweet and Spicy Shredded Pork

READY IN: 5hrs 10mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Rinse and dry the pork shoulder.
  • Mix together the brown sugar, garlic, cumin, salt, and cayenne. Rub the mixture generously and evenly over the pork shoulder.
  • In a large roasting pan or Dutch oven, add the chopped onions, broth, and cola. Place the seasoned pork in the Dutch oven and roast for 4 to 6 hours, checking the pork every hour for tenderness and liquid level.
  • When the pork is tender enough that it is falling apart, shred it with a fork. Reserve the juices and pour them over the shredded pork before serving.
  • Cook's Note:
  • This recipe is so versatile for entertaining because it can be served in so many different ways. It's comfort food that is easy to serve and pleases the masses.
  • Shredded Pork Serving Variations:
  • Shredded Pork Salads (my favorite):
  • Serve the shredded pork over toasted corn tortillas with romaine lettuce, fresh cilantro, pico de gallo, pinto beans, lime wedges, and dressed with a creamy tomatillo dressing. Serve with a quick coleslaw on the side as well.
  • Shredded Pork Sandwiches:
  • Serve the shredded pork on toasted potato buns.
  • Shredded Pork Tacos:
  • Set up a taco bar featuring guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, cilantro, lime wedges, cotija cheese, etc. Works well for a casual party atmosphere.