Dr Spicy BBQ Pork

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 4 hours


12 servings

Updated: Mar. 10, 2022
I served this at my son’s graduation party and kept it warm in a slow cooker after roasting it in the oven. The pork is superb by itself or piled high on rolls. For a classic combo, serve it with warm biscuits and coleslaw. —Michelle Gauer, Spicer, Minnesota
Dr Spicy BBQ Pork Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 boneless pork shoulder roast (5 to 7 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 6 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 large sweet onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cans (12 ounces each) Dr Pepper
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • Optional: French-fried onions, biscuits and deli coleslaw


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Sprinkle roast with garlic powder, salt and pepper; rub with chipotle peppers. Place in a Dutch oven. Top with sweet onion; sprinkle with brown sugar. Pour Dr Pepper around roast. Bake, covered, until meat is tender, 4 to 4-1/2 hours.
  2. Remove roast; cool slightly. Strain cooking juices, reserving onion; skim fat from juices.
  3. Shred pork with 2 forks. Return juices, onion and pork to Dutch oven. Stir in barbecue sauce; heat through over medium heat, stirring occasionally. If desired, sprinkle with french-fried onions and serve with biscuits and coleslaw.

Can you freeze Dr Spicy BBQ Pork?

Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add a little water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup pork mixture: 372 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 466mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.