Slow Cooker Coca Cola Pork Roast

Slow Cooker Coca Cola Pork Roast is an easy and mouthwatering one pot dinner for busy days. Just throw all the easy to find ingredients into the pot and cook for 7-8 hours. Coca Cola lends a sweetness to the barbecue sauce while the long cooking time provides the tenderness. The results … a juicy, caramelized pulled pork with the most incredible barbecue-flavored gravy. A stress-free family dinner everyone will enjoy!

Cola pork in white serving bowl.

We’re all extra busy these days, with home schooling and working from home  while still doing all the housework and cooking every meal, so quick and easy recipes are the order of the day. This Instant Pot pulled pork recipe is not only easy but uses ingredients that are easy to find. It’s a meal that keeps on giving, making a delicious dinner one night then using the leftovers for BBQ pork sandwiches, pork enchiladas or maybe even a BBQ pork pizza.

Overhead of Coca cCola pork roast dinner on white plate
I originally got this recipe from my sister during one of our yearly get-togethers and had to ask for the recipe to share with you. I’ve been making it for years now and it’s still one of our favorite one pot meals. Enjoy!

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What to serve with pork roast

I like to serve this cola pork roast with Jalapeno Corn Muffins and cool applesauce. It also pairs well with cole slaw , french fries and baked beans. Whatever way you serve it, please enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use any type of pork for this recipe?

The best roast to use for this recipe is a pork shoulder roast or Boston butt but, if these are hard to find, pork loins work  just as well.

Do I have to use fire roasted green chiles?

No, really any canned green chiles will work. You can also sub in poblanos, banana peppers or, for a spicier outcome, diced jalapenoes.

Does the coca cola have to be fresh?

I’ve found that even flat coca cola will sweeten and caramelize the meat.

What else can I make with this pulled pork?

Besides those mentioned above, this meat makes excellent nachos as well as a filling for baked potatoes.

How to Make

Steps to prepare slow cooker pulled pork.

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine green chiles, tomato paste, brown sugar and garlic. (photo 1)
  2. Add spices. (photo 2)
  3. Stir to make a paste. (photo 3)
  4. Smear paste all over meat. (photo 4)
  5. Place meat in slow cooker/instant pot with any remaining paste. (photo 5)
  6. Pour coca cola over the meat and cover. (photo 6)

Finishing pulled pork and adding back to sauce.

  1. When pork falls apart when poked with fork, remove to cutting board and shred using two forks or bear claws. (photo 7)
  2. Place pork back into slow cooker and mix with sauce.  (photo 8)

Cola Pulled Pork in bowl by Instant Pot and corn muffins.

And for all you wine lovers out there, yes you can pair wine with pulled pork! Choose a wine with a crisp acidity that will help balance the flavor of the pork like a Syrah or Pinot Noir. If you are a white lover, lean towards a semi-sweet to sweet wine that will blend with the sweetness of the barbecue sauce such as a Riesling or a Chenin Blanc.

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Recipe

Slow Cooker Coca Cola Pork Roast
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
7 hrs
Total Time
7 hrs 15 mins
 

Crockpot Cola Pork Roast is an easy stress-free dinner. One pot on low for 7-8 hours cooks up a juicy, caramelized pulled pork meal with the most incredible gravy.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keywords: coca cola pork roast, coca cola pulled pork, cola pork roast, slow cooker cola pulled pork
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 376 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 4 pound pork roast or pork loins
  • 7 oz can fire roasted diced green chiles
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2-3 teaspoons chopped minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 10 oz coca-cola about 1 cup
Directions
  1. In a small mixing bowl, stir together green chiles, tomato paste, spices, brown sugar and salt to make a paste.

  2. Smear paste all over meat then place meat in slow cooker/instant pot with any remaining paste.

  3. Pour coca cola over the meat and cover.

  4. Set on low setting for 7-8 hours. Pork is done when it falls apart when poked with fork.

  5. Remove pork from cooker to cutting board and shred using two forks or bear claws.

  6. Place pork back into slow cooker and mix with sauce. Keep warm or ladle into serving bowl and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use any type of pork for this recipe?

The best roast to use for this recipe is a pork shoulder roast or Boston butt but, if these are hard to find, pork loins work  just as well.

What if I can't find fire roasted green chiles?

Any canned green chiles will work. You can also sub in poblanos, banana peppers or, for a spicier outcome, diced jalapenoes.

Does the coca cola have to be fresh?

I've found that even flat coca cola will sweeten and caramelize the meat.

What else can I make with this pulled pork?

This meat makes excellent pulled pork sandwiches, enchiladas, nachos and pizza as well as a filling for baked potatoes.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Coca Cola Pork Roast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Sodium 676mg28%
Potassium 1127mg32%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 52g104%
Vitamin A 402IU8%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This recipe has been updated with new photos and clearer step-by-step instructions. It was first published on May 25, 2014.

Slow Cooker Coca Cola Pork Roast

3 Comments

  • Reply
    Sophie Heath
    05/07/2020 at 2:03 pm

    5 stars
    I’m in love with everything Coca Cola and this slow cooker meal was perfect! Definitely recommend!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/08/2020 at 8:23 am

      Wasn’t it the easiest dinner ever! So glad you liked it.

  • Reply
    Natalie
    05/07/2020 at 12:34 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve heard about adding coca cola to pork roast but I never tried. Now by looking at these photos I have sudden urge to make it. Meat looks so flavorful and tender. Delicious! It’s a perfect recipe to try this weekend.

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