Monday, April 16, 2012

Dr Pepper BBQ Pork w/ Blue Cheese Coleslaw


Enough said. Actually, I haven't said anything yet... but really.... do I have to? If these are not the best pulled pork sandwiches you have ever had, I will give you $500.00. I actually won't. Already done too many giveaways for the size of my tiny blog :) Anyways, make these, eat them. The bbq pork is made in the slow cooker and is so so easy, the Dr Pepper (Don't be freaked out)  acts as a tenderizer and gives such nice flavor, oh and the coleslaw.... How do I put this?? IT IS THE BEST COLESLAW YOU HAVE EVER HAD. EVER. My husband, who does not normally like coleslaw, will eat this by the bowl full. It is seriously that good. I started experimenting with blue cheese coleslaw recipes when we moved to Oregon. You see I used to eat this little cafe/coffee shop called Rembrandts in Eagle, ID. It's such a cute place in an old church building. I would go there for just the coleslaw. Well we have moved back to Idaho, sadly for Rembrandts, I will not be going back there for the coleslaw, I like my version better. My version has bacon, and it is wonderful.

Isn't she pretty?



Here is what you will need for the coleslaw:

1 bag coleslaw mix
1/3 cup dried cranberries (don't leave out)
1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles
3/4 cup ranch
1/3 cup mayonnaise 
9 pieces an undisclosed amount of bacon, crumbled

1. Cook your bacon. I bake mine in the oven. Here is a link. Perfect bacon every time.
2. Combine all other ingredients in bowl.
3. Crumble bacon. Add it, however much your heart desires. <3
4. Season with salt and pepper.

I like to make this a day ahead and put in refrigerator. It is the best coleslaw in the world. All ingredients are to taste. If you want it a little more blue-cheesy add more, etc. P.S. I hate blue cheese salad dressing. Do not add that. That stuff is gross. P.S.S. I am not a huge blue cheese lover. In this however, it is to die for!! I dare you to try this even if you do not like blue cheese and tell me you don't like it. It is soooooo good.

For the pulled pork:
 

3 pound pork roast (Or Beef or Chicken)  (NOT FROZEN)
2 T olive oil
Montreal Steak Seasoning
3-4  Dr. Pepper or Coke  
1 T Worcestershire
1 T   Liquid Smoke
1/2 Onion (minced/finely chopped)
1/2 Bell Pepper (minced/finely chopped)
1 1/2 - 2 C Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce

1. Season Pork Roast generously with Montreal Steak Seasoning. Pat the seasoning into the roast with your fingers.
2. Heat Olive Oil in skillet.
3. Brown Roast on both sides, remove from skillet.
4. Poke the Pork Roast with fork a few times and transfer it to a large crock pot. 
5. Pour the soda over the top of your meat. Add onion, bell pepper, liquid smoke, and Worcestershire.  Cover and cook on low for 7 hours, or until the meat shreds nicely with a fork.
6. Remove the roast from the pan, shred it all up. Drain the soda juices from the crockpot. Place the shredded roast back in the crockpot and add bbq sauce, cook for an additional hour. 


I serve mine on toasted buns. Put a little butter on your buns (that sounds funny) and put under broiler for 2-3 minutes. My husband says (this way, with the buttered buns) "brings it to the next level, and I give it 10 out of 5 stars :)
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Enjoy!


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49 comments:

  1. Oh Ashleigh...that recipe sounds like the best thing ever...my husband will go wild over the pulled pork, the yummy coleslaw with the bleu cheese and the dried cranberries and BACON...and the toasted buns with butter, I'm sure makes this a 10-star meal! I think I will surprise him tomorrow with this after I go to the store and pick all the ingredients. THANK YOU so much for this great, easy-to-follow recipe and your beautiful blog. I sooooo look forward to your future postings...

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  2. You're so funny and sweet to me :)

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  3. Blue cheese coleslaw...there are no words! These not only sound gorgeous...but they LOOK gorgeous too! Great photography Ashleigh! Pinning to make soon!

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    1. did I say sound gorgeous?!? I meant sound delicious...good thing I read that again ;)

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    2. Thank you so much Sarah! You see the word gorgeous too much on my blog ;)

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  4. My husband just walked by as I was looking at this and said, "What IS THAT??" Meaning, go get the ingredients and make this tomorrow. I told him the title of the recipe and he said "You had me at Dr. Pepper". Pinned and will be making this very soon! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

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    1. Dr Pepper is the best. :) This is definitely a man's meal. I hope your husband loves. Pretty sure you will too!! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  5. My OH My! I need to wipe the drool off my computer! Those will be on our menu next grocery day.

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    1. Joey took the pics :) I told him he had to before he could eat :) haha! You will love them!!

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  6. This looks absolutely delicious!

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  7. I'm not the biggest fan of Bleu cheese, but it does look delicious!! I nominated you for a blog award, check it out on my page! http://greenpbjs.blogspot.com/
    -Jessica

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    1. Oh awesome Jessica I will check it out! Thank you so much!

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  8. I'm soooooooooooooooo excited to try these thank you so much!!!! Love, Traci @Ordinary Inspirations

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    1. Thank you for pinning and that you for everything yesterday!! You will love this recipe!

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  9. OK, that looks delicious! Gonna have to try it!

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    1. Oh it's you, Lisa! Hi & thank you :) :)

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  10. Thanks for visiting my Chile Relleno Casserole post. I just had to check out what you are cooking and I am not disappointed. This looks amazing! I just have to try this new version of coleslaw and of course I have to make this pulled pork to go with it.. Following you on GFC:)

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    1. Hey Evelyn! Thank you! I plan to try your relleno casserole this week!!

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  11. This looks DELICIOUS! I must make this asap! following from the blog hop! can't wait to catch up on your posts :)

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    1. Thank you Ashley! I will check yours out!! :)

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  12. Wow. Will seriously try this week. Bacon makes everything taste good!

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  13. Hi Ashleigh! Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I have awarded you the Leibster Award on my blog today! I have really enjoyed reading your blog! http://beautifulsmhw.blogspot.com/2012/04/ive-been-liebstered.html

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    1. Thank you so much Lorissa!! Headed over to check your blog out :)

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  14. My goodness those look so bad, but so so good! What an awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  15. Hi Ashleigh, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is and also that I am now following you. Please stop by and visit my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. I will do that Chris! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  16. Hi! Newest follower here. Love your blog.. my hubby walked by and saw these and said 'ohhh what are those?!' So now I must make them :)

    Would love a follow back if you like my blog too :)

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    1. Hi Kelley, It is man food for sure :) Your husband will love :) Headed over to check out your blog!

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  17. That looks delicious...I am your newest follower from the Networking Blog Hop! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

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    1. Hey Jenny! Thank you so much! I will do that!

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  18. Hi! I'm your newest follower and co-host of this month's blog hop. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun :) I'm looking forward to getting you know you better!

    These look incredible!!

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    1. Thank you Lindsey for stopping by!! And for co-hosting!

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  19. I made these a couple days ago. They are amazing! My husband hates coleslaw and he loved this! It was also very easy to make! I'm always looking for good crockpot recipes and this one is a keeper! I will definitely be making this again! If you haven't tried it yet - DO IT!Thank you Ash! You are so creative and talented! Love this blog!

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  20. Quick question...the recipe calls for 3-4 Dr. Pepper or Coke. Is that cans? cups? Thanks! Can't wait to make it!

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    1. Hey Meg, Thank you for catching that! I will get it fixed. It is 3-4 cups :) Approximately. Cover the roast maybe 70%? Hope this helps! Let me know how much you like it :)

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    2. I made the BBQ and coleslaw today. My husband said they were both good and it takes a lot to get a compliment from him. My older son had two helpings. I have to confess that I could not stop "sampling" the coleslaw when I was making it. Yum! I'd say they were both hits! I'll be making them again for sure. Thank you!

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    3. Thank you so much Meg! I am so glad your family liked it!!

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  21. Found your link on Pinterest and I am super excited to make this for dinner tonight! Just taste tested the coleslaw and Oh. My. Word. Marvelous!

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    1. I know, Metro Youth Girls! I sample it all day when I make it. It's so bad! :)

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  22. So happy to let you know that I am featuring your recipe this week over at Addicted to Recipes. Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday! I'm also pinning, tweeting and posting the feature on my Facebook page. Congrats!

    http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.com

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  23. thanks for stopping by, you actually had the recipe that was featured that I wanted to go back to. The picture wants me to take a bite. I am a new follower as well. Look forward to more recipes:)

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  24. I'm a new follower and I have to say this sounds absolutely amazing. I always pour mountain dew over my turkeys but I hadn't thought of trying different soda pops on other meats.

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    1. I have got to get that Mtn Dew Turkey recipe from you! Sounds awesome!!

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  25. I could never say no to this. Looks so delicious!

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  26. Ashleigh, does it have to be Kraft Mayo? Can I use Helmann's? Thank you!

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