Paul’s Overnight Pulled Pork

This is actually my beloved husband, Paul’s recipe that he taught me in the very beginning of our relationship. As he says in his mellifluous British accent, it’s an “easy, cheeky” recipe that only uses 4 ingredients, one of which is a 2L “full-fat” bottle of Coca-Cola to provide flavor and a cooking liquid. As Paul says, “who would have thought that cooking with Coca-Cola would be so tasty?!” The other key ingredient is my Copycat Lawry’s Seasoned Salt.

This recipe has evolved over the course of our 5 year relationship (and nearly 3 year marriage) to become an overnight recipe that fills the house with the most divine aroma when we wake up. The pulled pork is perfect for sandwiches, over rice or salad greens in a bowl with fresh toppings, in a savory pie, over pasta, in a taco or quesadilla… the sky’s the limit!

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Rub the Copycat Lawry’s Seasoned Salt all over the pork.

Place a handful of onion slices onto the bottom of your crock pot. Place the rubbed pork onto the slices and take another handful and place them around the pork. Transfer the remaining onion slices onto the top of the pork.

Pour the entire 2L bottle of Coca-Cola over your pork and into the crock pot.

Cover the lid and cook on low for 12-18 hours.

Remove the pork and onions from the crock pot and transfer onto a cutting board. Keep the cooking liquid for later. Shred the pork using two forks (this should be very easy).

Roughly chop up the onions into chunks and mix them in with the shredded pork.

Pour your cooking through a sieve into a medium-sized sauce pan and bring to a boil, then reduce to a lively simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced to a syrupy consistency.

Place your pork and onions into the reduced cooking liquid and mix until all of the pork is fully saturated in the sauce.

Transfer to a storage container and store refrigerated for about 4-5 days, or frozen for 3-4 months.

Paul’s Overnight Pulled Pork

Becca Gallick-Mitchell
This 4 ingredient (!!) recipe, courtesy of my darling husband, yields truly the best pulled pork I've ever had in my entire life. With just a pork shoulder (or butt), 2L Coca-Cola bottle, 5 onions, and my copycat Lawry's Seasoned Salt, you too can wow your friends and family with this BEST EVER pulled pork!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 hrs
Cooling Time 30 mins
Total Time 12 hrs 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 5

Equipment

  • Crock Pot or Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • lbs boneless pork shoulder or butt
  • ¼ cup Copycat Lawry's Seasoned Salt (link to recipe above)
  • 2 L bottle of Coca-Cola
  • 5 yellow onions, sliced into ½ inch rings

Instructions
 

  • Rub the Copycat Lawry's Seasoned Salt all over the pork.
  • Place a handful of onion slices onto the bottom of your crock pot. Place the rubbed pork onto the slices and take another handful and place them around the pork. Transfer the remaining onion slices onto the top of the pork.
  • Pour the entire 2L bottle of Coca-Cola over your pork and into the crock pot.
  • Cover the lid and cook on low for 12-18 hours.
  • Remove the pork and onions from the crock pot and transfer onto a cutting board. Keep the cooking liquid for later.
  • Shred the pork using two forks (this should be very easy). Roughly chop up the onions into chunks and mix them in with the shredded pork.
  • Pour your cooking through a sieve into a medium-sized sauce pan and bring to a boil, then reduce to a lively simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced to a syrupy consistency.
  • Place your pork and onions into the reduced cooking liquid and mix until all of the pork is fully saturated in the sauce.
  • Transfer to a storage container and store refrigerated for about 4-5 days, or frozen for 3-4 months.
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