Pulled Pork with Root Beer Sauce

Root beer gives these slow cooked pork sandwiches rich color and pleasant sweetness.



by 22  people


add your rating
add a comment
 
savings in
 
Ingredients
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1  2 1/2 - 3  pound 
    pork sirloin roast
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/2  teaspoon 
    pepper
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   tablespoon 
    cooking oil
  • see savings
    On Sale
    2   medium 
    onions, cut into thin wedges
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   cup 
    root beer*
  • see savings
    On Sale
    6   cloves 
    garlic, minced
  • see savings
    On Sale
    3   cups 
    root beer (two 12-ounce cans or bottles)*
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   cup 
    bottled chili sauce
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/4  teaspoon 
    root beer concentrate (optional)
  • see savings
    On Sale
     several dashes 
    bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • see savings
    On Sale
    8 - 10   
    hamburger buns, split (and toasted, if desired)
  • see savings
    On Sale
     
    Lettuce leaves (optional)
  • see savings
    On Sale
     
    Tomato slices (optional)

Directions
1.
Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut roast to fit into a 3-1/2- to 5-quart crockery cooker. Sprinkle meat with the salt and pepper. In a large skillet brown meat on all sides in hot oil. Drain off fat. Transfer meat to cooker. Add onions, the 1 cup root beer, and garlic.
2.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
3.
Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan combine the 3 cups of root beer and the chili sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. 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. Using a slotted spoon, remove onions from cooking juices and place on serving platter. Discard juices. Using 2 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.
Note
  • Do not substitute with diet root beer.
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...
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... and drinking a nice cold beer. But as much as I love drinking my favorite brew on hot summer days, I also love... experienced beer-braised bratwurst or the summer classic beer can chicken, but the opportunities are actually... read more...
Great Winter Sides with Root Vegetables: Easy Does It
...Is there anything more comforting than creamy Classic Mashed Potatoes? Or a bowl of Roasted Root... Vegetables like parsnips, turnips, beets, rutabagas, and carrots? Hearty root vegetables add sweetness... attractions. Try the Herbed Root Vegetable Cobbler that's shown above, a savory One Dish Wonder with fluffy... read more...
how tos

shop our favorite products