Root Beer pulled pork

Kristin D


Ok, I know what you must be thinking. "She puts root beer on her pulled pork? Is this girl nuts?!"

This is another big group recipe, so, as with my potato salad recipe, it can be reduced to feed a smaller army. ;)

I promise you, this is a simple, easy to make recipe that will impress anyone. The slow cooker and root beer make all the difference.


★★★★★ 3 votes

10 Min
9 Hr


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6 lb
pork tenderloin (you may use any cut you like)
3-12 oz can(s)
barq's root bear
3-18 oz. bottle
jack daniel's no. 7 bbq sauce (blue label)
3 Tbsp
garlic powder, for rubbing
1 Tbsp
salt, for rubbing
2 Tbsp
ground black pepper, for rubbing
hamburger buns, lightly buttered and toasted

How to Make Root Beer pulled pork


  • 1Begin by rubbing the garlic powder, salt and pepper into the meat. Poke holes all over meat with fork to absorb more of the cooking liquids.
  • 2Place prepared meat into a large slow cooker. Pour root beer over the meat. Pour BBQ sauce over root beer and meat. Turn meat to coat. Cover and cook on the *LOWEST* setting for 8-9 hours.
  • 3Once cooking has finished, place meat into large bowl and shred with 2 forks. place back into slow cooker, toss meat in juices to coat. Heat for an additional 15 minutes.
  • 4Split hamburger buns and place on cookie sheet. Lightly butter, then place in 400 F oven for 7 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Place heated pork onto buns. Serve warm.

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About Root Beer pulled pork

Course/Dish: Pork
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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