Crock-Pot Root Beer BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Crock-Pot Root Beer BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I found a nice Pork Tenderloin on sale at the store and decided to make a Root Beer BBQ Pulled Pork. This is not something we have normally as I am not a fan of pork, but I do enjoy a good BBQ Pulled Sandwich. You might not use the entire 2 liter of root beer, and that is okay. Use what you need and then save the rest for a Root Beer Float for while you wait for this to cook. My husband really liked the taste of this and told me it tasted like the meat was smoked.

Crock-Pot Root Beer BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Crock-Pot Root Beer BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches


2-3lb Pork Tenderloin
1 2liter Root Beer
1 Jar BBQ Sauce (use your favorite here)


  1. Place Pork in the crock-pot.
  2. Add in the root beer until the pork is just covered.
  3. Cook on LOW for 8 hours.
  4. Remove pork tenderloin from crock-pot.
  5. Pour off any remaining liquid from crock-pot.
  6. Put pork tenderloin back into crock-pot.
  7. Using a fork, separate the pork into pieces.
  8. Add in favorite BBQ sauce and stir well.
  9. Cook an additional 1 hour on LOW or until the BBQ is hot.
  10. Serve on sandwiches.

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  1. Sean says

    An alternative that I use to the bbq sauce is the following:
    24oz of the root beer
    1 bottle chili sauce

    combine in pan on stove and reduce down for 30 – 45 minutes stirring occasionally.

  2. Mel says

    Pork & I don’t get along very well (tears up my stomach something fierce). Instead, I use
    beef bottom round,
    1 bottle bbq sauce
    1 can root beer (I like to pour the root beer into the bottle of bbq sauce first, gets all the extra sauce out)
    The rest of the instructions is just like yours, remove the meat, get rid of the liquid, shred add more bbq sauce, keep warm, serve.
    It’s just me, so I only use a 2-3 lb piece of beef.

  3. says

    I’ve done this with both pork and chicken. Both taste fantastic. I use Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbeque Sauce, but I also add some duck sauce to it. I don’t like a strong BBQ flavor and the balance between the two is fantastic. I also add a little water to the final mix to keep it mild.

  4. tony says

    i made this yesterday and followed Robin’s Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey BBQ and duck sauce suggestion because i too don’t like over powering bbq flavor and it was a little too sweet for my taste. now let me say i marinated the tenderloin in a&w ten, one fresh onion sliced up and a hand full of fresh garlic cloves overnight so maybe that caused it to be too sweet. the flavor was good but i would have liked more meat/bbq to come through. i’ll try this again no doubt but this time i’ll use regular sweet baby ray’s and half a jar of duck sauce

  5. Kely says

    I made this yesterday for my family and added about two ounces of Jack Daniels along with the root beer – and it added a wonderful flavor to the pork. Thank you for the recipe!

  6. Nathan says

    Love this recipe! My only suggestion would be to use a pork shoulder instead of the loin. Unless you find an amazing deal on loins, shoulders are almost always cheaper (some places they are half the price!). The only draw back to the shoulder is that it has more fat in it. However, since we are slow cooking it anyway that will mostly melt off and be discarded when you pour off the root beer.


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