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Confession.  I have been known to not be big on pork.  However, the more I try, the more I slowly admit that a lot of pork recipes are delicious.  When I came across this recipe, I was automatically drawn in by the Dr. Pepper ingredient.  It intrigued me and for my family’s Fourth of July barbeque, I insisted on trying it out.  Holy moly.  The combination of the juicy, tender, and flavorful pork with the soft pretzel rolls was absolutely perfect.  What made it even more enjoyable was the fact that it was so easy to make! This is one recipe that I will definitely make again and I know my family would deeply appreciate it. 🙂

Enjoy! I know I did, as well as my family and guests at the BBQ 🙂

What you’ll need:
5-6 pound Boston butt (I used boneless)
1 onion – minced
4 teaspoons cayenne pepper (I only had 1.5 tsp and was too lazy to go to the store but it was still amazing)
2 teaspoons dry mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
3 cups Dr. Pepper
bbq sauce
sandwich buns/rolls (I would definitely recommend fresh pretzel rolls but any will do.  More of a contrast in color between the meat and rolls would have been ideal-but who cares when it tastes so delicious?!)

What to do:
1. Turn your slow cooker to 225 degrees. Add onion, place Boston butt on top {fat side down}. Sprinkle cayenne, dry mustard, brown sugar and Worcestershire on top.
2. Pour apple cider vinegar and Dr. Pepper over top. Cover and cook approximately 6-8 hours, until meat is tender and pulls apart using two forks. {Check meat every so often and turn about half way through}
3. Remove pork from slow cooker and place into a large bowl {discard liquid}. Using 2 forks pull pork pork apart. Discard any bones and excess fat. Once pork is completely pulled add desired amount of bbq sauce of choice. Mix to combine.
4. Serve over toasted sandwich rolls/buns.

Since there wasn’t much contrast in color between the meat and roll, I decided to try and make it “prettier” by putting on some super yummy pickles.  Unfortunately, they did not want to cooperate and lay nicely so it ended up looking a little goofy… but delicious nonetheless!