Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Root Beer Barbecue Sauce

Root beer adds a slight sweetness to this slow cooker favorite.


Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Root Beer Barbecue Sauce

by 12  people


add your rating
add a comment
Ingredients
  • 1  2 1/2 - 3  pound 
    pork sirloin roast
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    pepper
  • 1   tablespoon 
    cooking oil
  • 2   
    medium onions, cut into thin wedges
  • 1   cup 
    root beer
  • 2   tablespoons 
    minced garlic
  • 3   cups 
    root beer (two 12-oz. cans or bottles)
  • 1   cup 
    bottled chili sauce
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    root beer concentrate (optional)
  • 6 - 8   dashes 
    hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • 8 - 10   
    hamburger buns, split (and toasted, if desired)
  •  
    Lettuce leaves (optional)
  •  
    Tomato slices (optional)
Directions
1.
Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut roast to fit into crockery cooker. Sprinkle meat with the salt and pepper. In a large skillet brown roast on all sides in hot oil. Drain. Transfer meat to a 3-1/2-, 4-, or 5-quart electric crockery cooker. Add onions, the 1 cup root beer, and garlic. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
2.
Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan combine the 2 cans or bottles of root beer and bottled chili sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
3.
Boil gently, uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 2 cups. Add root beer concentrate and bottled hot pepper sauce, if desired.
4.
Transfer roast to a cutting board or serving platter. With a slotted spoon, remove onions from juices and place on serving platter. Discard juices. Using two forks, pull meat apart into shreds. To serve, line buns with lettuce leaves and tomato slices, if desired. Add meat and onions; spoon on sauce. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Make Ahead Tip
  • Transfer pork mixture to covered container and chill up to 24 hours. Or transfer to 1-, 2-, or 4-serving freezer containers; seal, label, and freeze up to 1 month. Thaw overnight before serving. To reheat, transfer to saucepan; cover and heat over medium-low heat until heated through, stirring occasionally. If necessary, add 2 to 4 tablespoons water to keep mixture from sticking.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 356, Fat, total (g) 10, chol. (mg) 59, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 44, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 22, vit. A (RE) 41, vit. C (mg) 5, sodium (mg) 786, calcium (mg) 40, iron (mg) 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Add Your Review
 Articles
Pulled Pork Tacos: A Dinner That Draws A Crowd
... most recent "taco feed", I tried out this Mexican Pulled Pork Taco recipe and fell deeply in love. When... in the oven are delicious as well. In addition to the main filling of pulled pork slowly cooking in the oven... mom would have been very proud! Get the recipe for these pulled pork tacos here!... read more...
BBQ Made Better: Fuss-Free Pulled Pork Dinners
... recipes to your dinner menu to enjoy barbecue with little stress. Root Beer Pulled Pork Kids will go crazy... Cotija cheese and cool sour cream. Pulled Pork with Strawberry BBQ Sauce Wait. Berries and barbecue... from standard. Slow-Cooker Barbecued Pulled Pork Fajitas Rather than a sub sandwich station at your... read more...
Cooking with Beer: 12 Delicious Recipes for Summer
... the light beer of your choosing into the ground beef along with maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce, and black... to the burgers, the extra minute is well worth it. Chili Barbecue Pork Ribs Nothing screams "Summer!" more than a... barbecue glaze. (Are you drooling, yet? I most certainly am!) Easy Beer Mac and Cheese Do you ever have... read more...
how tos