Slow Cooked Coca Cola Pulled Pork

Well it’s kinda novel making a recipe with a can of Coke. But why not. This recipe is great because it is completely effortless and the juice from the slow cooker once the pork is done makes a brilliant sauce. Just remember, don’t make your pulled pork mushy. Nobody likes cat food! Except cats.

This recipe uses bought BBQ sauce, however you can definitely use your own. For this recipe i used bought because we are already using bought Coke. So for the sake of a quick easy recipe here you go.

This recipe does NOT require 12 hours of brining like my other Southern Style Pulled Pork recipe. This recipe is ready to go into the slow cooker right now. And the left over juices and onions make a perfect Onion BBQ sauce.

Slow Cooked Coca Cola Pulled Pork


Coca Cola Pulled Pork


  • 2 Kilo Whole Pork Scotch Fillet
  • 375 ml Can of Coke (full sugar- you can't use diet for this recipe)
  • 1 Cup BBQ Sauce- any brand will do. Home made would be great.
  • 4 Onions, Peeled, and halved


  1. Peel and halve the onions, line the base of your Slow Cooker bowl with the cut sides facing down.
  2. Pat the Pork Scotch Fillet dry and then place on top of the onions.
  3. Pour the whole can of Coke over the pork.
  4. Pour the BBQ sauce over the exposed portion of the pork, try to keep it on the top of the pork.
  5. Place lid on slow cooker.
  6. Cook on low until pork shreds easily with two forks. Pork should literally fall apart when grabbed with tongs. Mine took 11-12 hours on low. You can alternate temperature settings and time based on your slow cooker, each one is different.
  7. Once pork is done, remove from the liquid and onions,shred apart with two forks. Set aside the liquid and onions to make a sauce.
  8. Place Pork into a large baking dish and place under hot grill until you have your desired amount of Charring. You might want to turn the pork a few times to get a good level of charring. This step is important as the charring brings out the sweetness and flavour of the Coke. It also helps to ensure there is no excess moisture in the pork.
  9. In a medium saucepan place the slow cooker juices, and cooked Onions. Remove as much oil from the surface as you can then bring to the boil. Simmer/Boil for 15 minutes or so until sauce has largely reduced in volume and is thicker. But it won't be thick.
  10. Once cool enough, use a stab mixer or blender to puree the onions and the sauce. And now you have an BBQ Onion Sauce.
  11. Pour some of this sauce whilst still hot onto the Pulled Pork, stir to coat.
  12. Make sure you only use enough to keep the pork moist and add flavour (eg half a cup or so) do not add so much that the pork is sloppy. By pouring it on whilst still hot, the sauce should absorb right in to the pork. Reserve the rest of the BBQ Onion sauce for serving on burger buns/pizza base etc..

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