Smoky Pulled Pork
Smoky Pulled Pork


  • For Dry Rub
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 TB paprika
  • 1 TB kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 TB freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2of tsp cayenne
  • 1 TB garlic powder
  • 1 TB onion powder
  • 4-5 pounds pork shoulder or butt
  • 2 cups cola or root beer
  • 3 TB liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-2 bottles candy toddler ray honey bbq sauce, depending on how saucy you want it


  1. Make dry rub by mixing first 7 ingredients collectively.
  2. Using paper towels, dry pork. Press dry rub generously onto pork, on all sides. Wrap pork tightly in double foil and let it rest in a single day in fridge.
  3. Remove foil from pork and set lightly in slow cooker. Pour in 2 cups cola or root beer and 3 T liquid smoke. Add 1/4 cup water. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for approximately 10 hours.
  4. Remove and shred pork. Reserve cooked pork juices into separate bowl and skim off fats. Put shredded pork back into slow cooker. Mix in 1 bottle bbq sauce. Add as much as reserved pork juices as desired. Add more bbq sauce if desired. the meat will soak in up a lot of the moisture. Once it is to your liking, cook on low for another 30 min to 1 hour.


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