Just 4 simple ingredients and you have this mouthwatering recipe for Crock-Pot Root Beer Pulled Pork. Use the pulled pork in sandwiches, wraps and more for a quick and easy meal!
Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork
This recipe comes from Crock-Pot Ladies reader Phaedra Valente and it is so good! Best of all there are only 4 simple ingredients and the pork comes out of the slow cooker moist and tender with enough to serve a good 6 to 8 people (more if you want to serve this pulled pork on slider buns as an appetizer!
Phaedra instructs to brown and sear the pork roast in a cast iron skillet before adding the meat to the slow cooker. This extra step helps to seal in moisture as well as adds a different flavor profile. However, I know that some people shirk away from any recipe that requires cooking on the stove top before so if that is you, go ahead and skip that step if you want to. The pork will still be delicious…just a tad different than the finished results if you follow the recipe exactly.
You can use your favorite brand of barbecue sauce. We are pretty partial to Sweet Baby Ray’s brand ourselves but really..whatever melts your butter!
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Crock-Pot Root Beer Pulled Pork Recipe
- 6 Quart Crock-Pot Or Larger
- On the stove-top, heat a medium to large sized cast iron skillet with a little cooking oil until hot. Sear the pork on all sides in the hot pan.4 Pounds Pork Shoulder Butt
- Place the pork roast into a 6 quart or larger slow cooker and poke holes in the top of the roast with a sharp knife.
- Add the onions to the slow cooker.1 Cup Sliced Onion
- Pour the root beer over the roast and cover and let cook for 8 hours on LOW.12 Ounces Root Beer
- When the cooking time is up remove the pork from the slow cooker and place on a large platter or pan and let cool slightly. Strain the cooking liquid from the slow cooker into a bowl and set aside.
- Using two forks shred the cooked pork roast and add the meat back into the slow cooker and pour the reserved cooking and the bottled barbecue sauce over the meat and stir to combine.16 Ounces Bottled Barbecue Sauce
- Serve meat in buns or rolls and enjoy!