Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Pulled Pork with Fresh Piri Piri Spice Mix

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Last Updated on July 9, 2022 by Chef Mireille

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork with Coco-Cola is soft, juicy, tender. It is so full of flavor with fresh Piri Piri Spice Mix. Smoky, Spicy & herbaceous – this multi layered spice mix all you need for the most delicious pulled pork.

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A few months ago, I shared with you the amazing combination of spices that is Piri Piri. The African Portuguese spice blend used anywhere the Portuguese went from Brazil to Mozambique is a quick way to add flavor to any meal.

Once you have this spice blend in your pantry, the variety of recipes you can easily make with just one condiment is amazing and so full of flavor!

Now that so many parents have had to take on the responsibility of home schooling their kids or at least helping with their kids’ at home studies, this easy recipe only requires you about 15 minutes in the kitchen.

The slow cooker does the rest of the work. Once you have the pulled pork done, you can transform it into a week of recipes!

Many people add barbecue sauce when they make Slow Cooker Pulled Pork, but I wanted to leave the flavor more neutral so you can transform this pulled pork to make a variety of dishes.

By adding coca cola mixed with the piri piri, the pork still came out super flavorful with a mixture of sweet, spicy, smoky and herbaceous flavors.

Pulled Pork Recipes

  • Italian Pulled Pork Sandwiches (add Pesto and Roasted Red Peppers)
  • Pulled Pork Tacos (add Salsa Verde)
  • Jambalaya
  • Stir Fry with vegetables and soy sauce or oyster sauce
  • Papas Rellenas (replace ground meat with pulled pork)
  • Pork Quesadillas (add Salsa Verde & cheese)

You can also just mix the pork with any of these delicious condiments and enjoy your pulled pork with rice, french fries of baked potatoes.

Condiment Recipes

Recipe FAQ

Does it really take 8 hours to cook?

No it will probably be cooked in about 4-5 hours. However, if you want that tender pulled pork result, you need to leave it for 8 hours.

Can I use a different spice blend?

Yes. You can use any of your favorite spice blends if you do not have the spices to make piri piri.

Do I drain the liquid after the 8 hours?

There will be a lot of liquid left after cooking. DO NOT DRAIN.
Once you shred the meat with your fork, the meat will absorb the liquid and this is what will keep the meat tender.

Can I freeze it?

Absolutely. You can take some of it to make sandwiches or a meal and freeze the rest for later use. Freeze in an air tight container.

Meat will just fall apart with a fork. So soft and tender!

Slow Cooker

Do you use your slow cooker on a regular basis or have it back in the pantry and only once in a while bring it out?

For recipes that are super easy requiring very little prep and yet, dinner can be ready on time, the slow cooker is a valuable tool. With so many people now owning Instant Pot’s also, you can easily made slow cooker recipes in the Instant Pot.

If you are looking for more slow cooker recipes, check out this amazing collection of Slow Cooker Fall Soups to get you through the season.

There is just so many things you can use this pulled pork for. Put some in omelettes, pasta or rice for quick meals!

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Now are you ready to make Slow Cooker Piri Piri Pulled Pork to make meal prep fast and easy!

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Slow Cooker Piri Piri Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Piri Piri Pulled Pork is so easy, cooked with broth and cola. This easy pork requires so little prep with a pre made spice blend. Sear and stick it in the slow cooker for 8 hours and done!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Continental
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 173kcal



  • 4 lbs pork butt (picnic ham)
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons piri piri spice mix
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups coca cola


  • Season pork liberally with piri piri and a little salt.
  • In a large pot, heat oil.
  • Add pork and sear the meat on both sides.
  • Transfer to the slow cooker.
  • Add chicken broth and coca cola.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Once done, just shred the meat with a fork.
  • Store meat in the refrigerator or freezer with all its juices.


For optimal flavor, you can leave the pork in the fridge overnight after seasoning it.
Since the piri piri seasoning includes salt, go very easy on the salt.


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 384mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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Reader Interactions


  1. 5 stars
    Honestly, I just love how hands-off this was! But we were still able to have tender, flavorful meat to add to recipes all week long. A keeper!

  2. 5 stars
    We love pirri pirri flavor. It’s just got everything – sweet, tangy, spicy. I loved having it as pulled pork. This was wonderful.

  3. 5 stars
    I’m always looking easy slow cooker recipes where I can set it and forget it. This recipe did not disappoint! The flavor profile was the perfect amount of sweet and spicy and we made tacos with ours topping with pickled red onion and it was so good. Will for sure be making this again, thanks for such an easy and flavorful recipe!

  4. I love a quality slow cooker recipe and this one was amazing! The piri piri seasoning is so good, I’m so glad that this recipe inspired me to try something new!

  5. 5 stars
    We used this pork recipe to whip-up some taquitos, and it was amazing! So full of flavor, and your instructions made it super simple to cook. Definitely keeping this recipe on rotation in our house.

  6. 5 stars
    I absolutely love cooking with piri piri spice, but I’ve only used it to make wings. This was a much better (and tastier) way to use it.

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