Spicy Cherry Pop Roasted Pork

Spicy Cherry Pop Roasted Pork is roasted over onions with chipotle peppers and cherry flavored pop along with some fun maraschino cherries until fork tender.

Spicy & Sweet this pork is roasted over onions with chipotle peppers and cherry flavored pop along with some fun maraschino cherries until fork tender. Perfect meal for a main course, tacos, on top of nachos!

Spicy Cherry Pop Roasted Pork has become a family favorite in our house in spite of it’s less than natural ingredients. It’s perfect meal for a main course, tacos, on top of nachos! The story was that we were at a party and this dish was being served. My husband and I both loved it and asked for the recipe. The fact that it is a recipe from Ree Drummond had me interested so when we got home that night I looked it up.

I was shocked for two reasons. One, it was so simple! Two, I didn’t really love the ingredients. So I shelved it. Then one weekend when I was cleaning up I noticed I committed a party foul. Open leftover sodas in the house. And they were Dr. Peppers. So I pulled a pork shoulder out of our deep freeze and got to work.

Work was about five seconds and it was fine even from frozen. I’ve made this a number of ways since then. I’ve added cherries to the recipe, sometimes in season I use fresh sour cherries, sometimes Rainier cherries. In a pinch I use bottle maraschino cherries with some of the liquid. So this dish has managed to work into our summer rotation, usually a few times in the summer. We serve it with macaroni and cheese, over nachos, or in tacos too. It is delicious, full of flavor, and is always a hit with everyone who eats it. Well done Ree, well done.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cute the onion into wedges and put in the bottom of the pot. Put the pork on top.
Season with salt and pepper. Add the Dr. Pepper, brown sugar, adobo peppers and cherries with juice.

Spicy & Sweet this pork is roasted over onions with chipotle peppers and cherry flavored pop along with some fun maraschino cherries until fork tender. Perfect meal for a main course, tacos, on top of nachos!

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Spicy Cherry Pop Pork

Spicy & Sweet this pork is roasted over onions with chipotle peppers and cherry flavored pop along with some fun maraschino cherries until fork tender. Perfect meal for a main course, tacos, on top of nachos!
Yield 12 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 5 pound pork shoulder ("pork Butt")
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 24 ounces Dr. Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries (including juice)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Cute the onion into wedges and put in the bottom of the pot.
  • Put the pork on top.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the Dr. Pepper, brown sugar, adobo peppers and cherries with juice.
  • Cover and cook for 6 hours.
  • Flip the pork a couple of times during the cooking process.
  • Shred with a fork.

Notes

Adapted from Pioneer Woman

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 407mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: cherry soda roasted pork, roasted pork butt, roasted pork shoulder, Spicy Cherry Pop Roasted Pork

Dinner then Dessert TIPS

 Would you rather make this in the slow cooker? EASY! Cook it on low for 7-9 hours. Don’t add any additional liquids. Spicy & Sweet this pork is roasted over onions with chipotle peppers and cherry flavored pop along with some fun maraschino cherries until fork tender. Perfect meal for a main course, tacos, on top of nachos!

Spicy & Sweet this pork is roasted over onions with chipotle peppers and cherry flavored pop along with some fun maraschino cherries until fork tender. Perfect meal for a main course, tacos, on top of nachos!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Yum, I love pork roast! This looks so tasty and I want to try it ASAP. I love that you used pop for this recipe. Dr. Pepper used to be one of my favorite pops to drink.

  2. I love it when fruits are combined with meat. This looks so delicious and I would love to make this for my family.

  3. This is one of my favorite roast recipes. It is so delicious and the meat just falls apart. I make it all the time. I would definitely recommend this recipe.

  4. You can tell that it’s juicy just by looking at it! What a great idea to use cherry pop to help give it a delicious flavor!

  5. I absolutely adore cooking with Dr Pepper! I used to drink it, I quit for health reasons, but I would be lying if I said it wasn’t a very occasional guilty pleasure. Especially now that they’ve started making it with real sugar. Have you tried that stuff (comes in a lime green can)? It’s really, really tasty. 🙂

    1. If you have any other awesome recipes with it, I would totally be open to more! I did see an episode of the chew where they used flat soda and simmered it until it was reduced and used it in a bbq glaze. I thought that was pretty ingenious as I have been guilty of opening a can and completely forgetting it.

  6. I have never cooked with soda either, but I am intrigued! I think I would make this in the slow cooker.

    1. Yeah, it was a new and sort of skeptical experiment. If I saw the recipe having not already tasted the food I don’t know if I would’ve tried it. Plus the idea of cooking with so many chemicals is different for me but then I felt hypocritical because I do occasionally drink soda!

  7. This sounds like a really great dish! I love pork tenderloin and would love to recreate this in the cooler months.

  8. OHHH I have a pork roast in my freezer right now. This is the perfect meal for that! I will be trying this, this week! YUM!

  9. This pork looks incredible, and easy, which are too key factors for me if I’m going to try a new recipe 🙂

    Paige

  10. Woohoo! I just posted my cherry pork recipe today, too, haha! Yours sounds fantastic and so simple; I bet it would work nicely in a slow cooker, too.

  11. I don’t cook with soda a lot, either, but every now and then it’s awesome in a recipe like this.

  12. I don’t drink a lot of soda but I’ll use it occasionally for cooking and it adds a nice zing. Love the sound of this with the peppers; will have to try the crockpot version!

    1. This was the first recipe I had ever cooked with soda for. After that I came across the weight watchers cake recipe (cake mix and one diet soda) but other than that, this is it!