On the Plain Pulled Pork Sandwiches for Tailgating

Marsha Gardner


What a great combo, pork, onion, root beer and chili sauce.

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3-4 lb
boston butt
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
2 large
onions, sliced
1 c
root beer
2 Tbsp
garlic, minced
2-12 oz
cans root beer
1 c
chili sauce
1/4 tsp
root beer extract (optional)
6-8 dash(es)
hot sauce (optional)
2-4 Tbsp
root beer (optional)
hamburger rolls or kaiser rolls

How to Make On the Plain Pulled Pork Sandwiches for Tailgating


  • 1The day before: Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3 1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker with a car adapter. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper. In a large skillet cook meat in hot oil over medium-high heat until brown on all sides. Drain off fat. Transfer meat to cooker. Add onions, 1 cup root beer, and garlic. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
  • 2Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan combine 3 cups root beer and chili sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 30 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 2 cups, stirring occasionally. If desired, stir in root beer concentrate and hot pepper sauce.
  • 3Remove meat from cooker. Using a slotted spoon, transfer onions to a large bowl and discard cooking liquid. Using two forks, pull meat apart into shreds. Add shredded meat and sauce to onions; stir gently to coat. Transfer meat mixture to a storage container; cover and chill overnight.
  • 4Tailgate day: Transfer meat mixture to a large saucepan. Reheat, covered, over medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. If necessary, add 2 to 4 tablespoons root beer to keep mixture from sticking. Return meat mixture to cooker.
  • 5Tightly cover slow cooker and tote in an insulated carrier.
  • 6At the tailgating site, plug slow cooker into car adapter if necessary and keep meat mixture warm on warm-heat setting.
  • 7To serve, fill with meat mixture and top with coleslaw. War Eagle.

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About On the Plain Pulled Pork Sandwiches for Tailgating

Course/Dish: Other Snacks, Pork, Sandwiches