Root Beer Pulled Pork
Recipe from Parents
Root beer gives these slow cooked pork sandwiches rich color and pleasant sweetness.
Prep Time: 15 mins
see savings1 2 1/2 - 3 poundpork sirloin roast
see savings1/2 teaspoonsalt
see savings1/2 teaspoonpepper
see savings1 tablespooncooking oil
see savings2medium onions, cut into thin wedges
see savings1 cuproot beer*
see savings6cloves garlic, minced
see savings3 cupsroot beer (two 12-ounce cans or bottles)*
see savings1 cupbottled chili sauce
see savings1/4 teaspoonroot beer concentrate (optional)
see savingsSeveral dashes bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)
see savings8 - 10hamburger buns, split (and toasted, if desired)
see savingsLettuce leaves (optional)
see savingsTomato slices (optional)
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
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.
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.
Do not substitute with diet root beer.
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