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root beer pulled pork

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Kristin D
Clearfield, UT

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 ratings)
yield 20 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 9 Hr

Ingredients For root beer pulled pork

  • 6 lb
    pork tenderloin (you may use any cut you like)
  • 3-12 oz can
    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

  • 1
    Begin 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.
  • 2
    Place 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.
  • 3
    Once 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.
  • 4
    Split 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.