Root Beer Pulled Pork

Root Beer Pulled Pork

This slow cooker pulled pork gets an infusion of flavor from an unusual ingredient—root beer! Serve the shredded pork with your favorite bbq sauce.
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Cut the pork shoulder (aka pork butt or Boston butt) into several large chunks and add it to the slow cooker along with the sliced onion, salt, pepper, and root beer. Place the cover on the slow cooker and cook on the low setting for 8 to 10 hours, or until the pork is very tender. Alternatively, choose the high setting and cook the pork for about 4 to 5 hours.
  3. Step 3

    When the pork is ready, drain and discard the liquids. Use two forks or a potato masher to shred the pork. Add the barbecue sauce and stir to blend.
  4. Step 4

    For a classic pulled pork sandwich, pile the shredded pork on a bun or hoagie roll and top with sliced dill or sour pickles and coleslaw.
  5. Step 5

    Serve pulled pork sandwiches with extra barbecue sauce and coleslaw on the side.
  6. Step 6

    Alternatively, use the shredded pulled pork to make tacos, or serve it as an entree along with mac and cheese, slaw, and biscuits.
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