Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Crock Pot Root Beer Pulled Pork

I have shared with you our latest crave of pulled pork.  We prefer it baked but sometimes simplicity is what is needed. This is a simple and delicious recipe.  I love the BBQ sauce.  Adding the root beer adds a great flavor.

Crock Pot Root Beer Pulled Pork
adapted from Gooseberry Patch
2 cups onions sliced and divided
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
4  pound pork roast (loin is best)
1/2  teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons liguid smoke (optional)
3 cups  Root Beer divided
16 oz bottle BBQ sauce ( or two cups)

Place 1 cup onions and the garlic it the bottom of the crock pot. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper, place in crock pot.  Add 1 1/2 cups root beer and liquid smoke. Cover and cook on low setting for 8-10 hours or on high setting for 5 hours.  Remove roast and set aside to cool. Discard onion and liquid in crock pot.  In a saucepan, bring the BBQ sauce and 1 1/2 cups root beer to a boil and then simmer for 15-25 minutes.  When roast is cool enough to handle, shred with a fork.  Discard fat.  Return shredded meat to the crock pot. Stir in sauce mixture and remaining onion. Cover and cook on high for 1-3 hours, until the onion is soft. 
*We were anxious to eat so added the onion to the sauce mixture, then combined it with the meat and ate!!
*We also added a little liquid smoke to the sauce mixture, for an added smoky flavor.
We took the leftover and froze them. It froze great and was a great easy meal for later!!

14 comments:

  1. What a neat idea to add root beer to this. I'm sure it made the pulled pork into something totally amazing.

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  2. Sounds great Tiffanee! Yummy and easy-Happy Wednesday:@)

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  3. Now that the weather is getting better, this pork is perfect for an excersion.

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  4. Root beer? Did you say root beer? That is amazing! I'll have to try this. :-)

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  5. I bet that is delicious! Sounds like something my boys would love and easy too!

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  6. Just popped in to say Hi Tiffanee! And, it looks like I'm just in time. Crock pot, pork and root beer. A meal after my own heart. It sounds deee...licious!!!

    Thanks for sharing...

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  7. YUMMY :), this would be a hit with the boys :)

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  8. Sounds delicious! I have had recipes with pop in them before and it is amazing how good they can be.

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  9. Pork lends it to so many flavor additions. I am loving the root beer!

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  10. The crockpot is my friend and I'm pretty fond of root beer. This sounds delicious!

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  11. This sounds fantastic, I have a feeling this would be a winner in my house. x

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  12. I love making new sauces for pulled chicken or pork. I love the addition of the liquid smoke, yum!

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  13. Can't wait to try this one! And I so happen to have pork and root beer on hand!!

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  14. I loved this recipe! Root beer is the reason why I would never stop drinking soda forever. I loved using it in the crockpot with this recipe :) Thank you for sharing.

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