Cooked low and slow until it’s pulled apart tender, this super easy Slow Cooker Coke Pulled Pork is a favorite recipe of mine! Not only is it simple to make, but these hearty sandwiches are always a hit! Meaty, tangy, sweet, and perfect, grab some extra napkins for these sammies!

Slow Cooker Coke Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I love pulled pork, but smoking it can take all day, and you’re stuck waiting for it to finish. But if you use your Crock Pot, you can set it and forget it and feast on amazing pork when it’s done.

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Slow Cooker Coke Pulled Pork Sandwiches

These slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches are one of my favorite make-ahead recipes mad with Coke. I can make the pork for them 2-3 days ahead of time and then chill it until I need to use it. I love using it in sandwiches, but the meaty pulled pork can be used in a variety of other ways, too. See all my suggestions below.

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pork made with coca cola on a bung

I love making slow-cooker Coke Pulled Pork Sandwiches when we go camping. I slow cook the meat a day or two ahead of time, then chill the meat. Then, at the campsite, I just need to reheat the meat in a skillet over the fire and assemble the sandwiches. Delicious! And, everything tastes better when you eat outside! 

Coca-Cola is the secret ingredient in this recipe. The sweetness and acidity of the Coke help tenderize and flavor the meat, and the result is amazingly delicious! 

If you’re planning a cookout, are going camping, or need something delicious that you can prep ahead of time, these slow cooker Coke Pulled Pork Sandwiches are perfect for you! 

a coke pork sandwich

Why I love this recipe

  • It’s an economical way to feed a crowd. You use pork shoulder in this recipe, which is often quite inexpensive for the amount of meat you get.
  • Set it and forget it! It’ll take between 6-8 hours to cook, so go to work or run your errands while it cooks. This is the best kind of cooking!
  • This pulled pork is amazing on sandwiches, but you can use it in so many other ways, too! See all my suggestions below in the Serving Suggestions section.
ingredients to make Slow Cooker Coke Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Gather these ingredients

  • Pork shoulder Boston butt blade roast – About 5-5.5 pounds, bone-in. Size isn’t so important, so a cut that’s a little bit larger or smaller is fine. As long as it’ll fit in your slow cooker!
  • Salt and pepper
  • Onion – 1 large onion, sliced.
  • Diced green chilis – 1 7-ounce can.
  • Coca-Cola – You’ll need about 16 ounces.
  • Sriracha sauce – use 1/2 cup or more (depending on the spice level).
  • Rolls – Or sandwich buns, about 8.
how to make Slow Cooker Coke Pulled Pork Sandwiches

How to make the best slow cooker Coke Pulled Pork Sandwiches

  1. Season the pork liberally with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the sliced onions at the bottom of your Crock Pot or slow cooker, then set the seasoned pork on top.
  3. Pour the green chilis and Coca-Cola over the top of the meat, then cover it.
  4. Cook on high for 6-8 hours or until the meat is pull-apart tender and falling off the bone.
  5. Remove the pork from the slow cooker and take out the bone and visible fat.
  6. Use forks to shred the meat, then serve it on top of buns with your favorite barbeque sauce and more Sriracha on the side.
  7. Enjoy!
pulled pork with coca cola

Tips & substitutions

  • You can use a boneless pork shoulder, too, and if you’re pressed for time and don’t have 8 hours, you can cut it into chunks so it’ll cook faster.
  • Strain the juices and add the slow-cooked onions to your sandwiches. Delicious! 
  • If you’re making this ahead of time, reserve about 1 cup of the cooking liquid and add it to the pork when storing it in the fridge. This will help keep it moist. Then, just heat the meat and juice, strain the liquid, and serve.
a Slow Cooker Coke pork sandwich

Serving suggestions

Pulled pork sandwiches are always amazing! Top them with coleslaw, BBQ sauce, or even more Sriracha. You can also use the pork in tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. Or, add it to mac and cheese, nachos, or even pita crackers! Serve your slow cooker Coke Pulled Pork Sandwiches with a side salad like a green salad with a chili-lime vinaigrette, a hearty quinoa-arugula salad, or my favorite potato salad. Or, if you love a good slaw, try this Buttermilk Cole Slaw.

a bite of pulled pork


Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can also freeze your leftover pulled pork. Pack it in a freezer-safe container or plastic bag for up to 3 months. Then just thaw and serve!

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Slow Cooker Coke Pulled Pork Sandwiches

So simple and so delicious, these slow cooker Coke Pulled Pork Sandwiches are always a hit! Top them however you like and dig in!
Serve with a side of this Napa Cabbage Cole Slaw Salad.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Yield: 12
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  • 5 1/2 pound pork shoulder Boston butt blade roast, bone in
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 7 oz can diced green chiles
  • 2 8 oz bottles Coca-Cola
  • ½ cup sriracha sauce, or more if needed for a kick!
  • 1 dozen rolls or sandwich buns


  • Season the pork shoulder liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Place the sliced onions on the bottom of the crock pot. Place pork on top. Pour green chiles and Coca-Cola on top. Cover and cook on high for 6 – 8 hours.
  • Remove pork from slow cooker; remove the bone and fat and use forks to shred the meat.
  • Serve on top of buns with favorite barbecue sauce or more sriracha sauce on the side!


Reposted from July 2015.
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Calories: 756kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 99g, Fat: 36g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 16g, Cholesterol: 340mg, Sodium: 650mg, Potassium: 1757mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 47IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 74mg, Iron: 6mg
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Slow Cooker Coke Pulled Pork Sandwich