Slow Cooked Cola Pork

When I uploaded a photo of this delicious cola pork to Instagram yesterday I was inundated with requests for the recipe.  To be totally honest with you, this is probably one of the easiest meals I’ve ever made but easily one of the most impressive.  God bless whoever invented the slow cooker I say, meltingly tender pork is merely minutes preparation away, and you know, ten hours of cooking.  With this meal, the longer the better in my eyes.  I often pop this in the crock pot before I go to bed and shred it the next afternoon.

Slow Cooked Cola Pork


1.5kg pork shoulder, skin and fat removed

1 bottle cola

1 bottle barbeque sauce (I use Jack Daniels Smokey sauce)

2tbsp chipotle paste (I use Trees Can’t Dance)


Cut the pork shoulder into two equal sized pieces and place into the slow cooker.  Cover the pork with cola until almost covered, leaving the top part poking out.  Cover the remaining visable pork with the bottle of barbeque sauce and chipotle paste, pop the lid on and set the cooker to high for ten hours.

After ten hours remove the pork from the sauce and leave to rest.  Place the sauce into a large saucepan and reduce by at least half depending on how you like your gravy, this could take up to 45 minutes.  Once reduced shred the pork and add it back to the sauce and stir to coat.  Serve the pork on lightly toasted buns.


  1. DOLLYgirl Designs
    June 22, 2012 / 1:10 pm

    Oh my this looks amazing!

  2. Ana
    June 22, 2012 / 4:52 pm

    This looks sooo delicious!! 🙂

  3. Anonymous
    June 22, 2012 / 5:38 pm

    what a delicious looking sandwich! yum!

  4. Coleens Recipes
    June 22, 2012 / 10:11 pm

    I love slow cooker recipes for this hot time of year…perfect.

  5. daisychain
    June 23, 2012 / 5:41 pm

    I don't even like pork much and I'm drooling.

  6. Sarah
    June 24, 2012 / 6:51 pm

    I need to try this!!! It looks frikkin amazing! xxx

  7. Dot
    June 26, 2012 / 9:38 am

    OMG, this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  8. Anonymous
    June 26, 2012 / 10:03 am

    This looks and sounds like heaven…. but I don't have a slow cooker 🙁 Do you think this recipe could be done in and oven? Thanks! x x

  9. Cupcake Crazy Gem
    June 27, 2012 / 5:34 pm

    Yes slow cookers are SO amazing! I've made Root Beer Pulled Pork before, if you like RB I'd definitely recommend trying that one! Pulled Pork has got to be one of my most favourite things to eat ever! and your buns look super delicious too! I like your new blog header as well! very cool.

  10. the crafty currant
    June 28, 2012 / 6:54 pm

    I love cola pork!! Delicious served with red cabbage and some thinly sliced gherkins … Yummers!!!

  11. ramblingrye
    June 29, 2012 / 5:18 am

    This. Looks. So. Delicious! Goodness, I cannot wait to impress my hubby with this recipe. Looking at the picture is making my gob water. Cheers a million for the recipe!KitchenAid mixer

  12. Charlotte Ogden
    February 22, 2015 / 4:03 am

    What size bottle of cola would you use? 500ml or 350ml?

  13. Charlotte Ogden
    February 22, 2015 / 4:05 am

    What size bottle of cola would you use? 500ml or 350ml?

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