Friday, March 4, 2011

Pulled Pork Sandwiches...with Root Beer...

This is my nephew Eric's favorite, wildly famous recipe....he is a HUGE Seattle Sounders soccer fan....he goes to every single game! Here he is with Drew Carey at one of the cool would that be going to the game with Drew Carey? Well anyway, Eric is not in the kitchen often...but when he is making his pulled pork recipe everyone steps aside and lets him create! I was sceptical when I heard of this recipe...Pork cooked in root beer, really? But after many family members said it was delicious and the best pulled pork they had ever eaten...I had to try this! Wow, am I glad I did!!! Thanks, Eric!

Root Beer Pulled Pork

Root Beer Pulled Pork
any size piece of boneless lean pork roast
meat rub of your choosing
favorite root beer to cover
favorite barbecue sauce
favorite buns
I cooked a 1 1/2 pound roast and it made 6 meaty time spent on these great sandwiches was maybe 20 minutes.....these would be great with coleslaw added to the can't go wrong with this recipe...whether for a backyard treat, a tail gate party or just barbecue in the middle of winter it is a huge winner!

the previous night, rub your seasoning all over the roast and place in the refrigerator, the next day place in your crock pot and ...

take out your favorite root beer, mine is Thomas Kemper made here locally....but the big 2 liter bottles will work just fine....

cover pork with the root the lid on and turn the slow cooker on low....go about your day...wait 8 hours....

here is the slow cooked pork.....the house smell great! Seriously like pork roast and root beer...

take the meat out and place on a platter...the meat is moist and fall apart tender....

shred in chunks with two forks.....and place back in the crock pot...put a bottle (or two) of your favorite barbecue sauce on top and gently toss....toast your buns and you are ready to assemble!

You may want some extra barbecue sauce to drizzle on the top...time to enjoy heaven on a plate!

Cheers to Happy  !!


  1. Did you dump the leftover rootbeer juice before you put the pork back in or did you leave it?

    Looks great. I have heard about rootbeer in pork.

  2. Hi Peruby! Yes I did pour all the juice out before putting the meat back in and the barbecue sauce was a shame, it smelled great! I couldn't think of anything else to do with it though...Thanks for the comment! Debbie