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Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

November 28, 2012

Anyone so excited to get started with Christmas baking that you just forget about making dinner? I mean I make it, I have a plan and all, but during the Christmas season trying new dinner recipes loses it's luster for me. I'm all about the baked goods right now, people!

This one was good. Really, really good. I've made a couple pulled pork numbers at home and I was actually grossed out with the amount of fat in the sauce. Most recipes say to dump in the bbq sauce right in with the roast and let it go. But if you think about, all the fat is never drained away and goes right into the sauce. :/

This one COOKS in ROOT BEER. Did you read that? And no, you would have no idea it's cooked in root beer, but it does give it a sweeter flavor which I really liked. The best part is all that fat is drained away and you're left with amazing flavor. An easy dinner to prepare so you can hurry along and get to baking!

Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches
from Forkful of Comfort

3lb boneless pork roast
20oz root beer
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried, minced onion
20oz bbq sauce
big crusty rolls

Place pork roast in slow cooker and pour root beer over the roast. Add seasonings. Cook on low for 7 hours. Remove roast and drain slow cooker insert. Return roast to slow cooker, shred with forks (I used my tongs), and add bbq sauce. Mix to combine and cook on low one additional hour until heated through. Serve on rolls along with an ice cold glass of root beer. :)

Serves 8. If you don't have a crowd of 8, make it anyway and freeze the leftovers. Two tasty meals in one!

Here's more Crockpot sandwich ideas for you:

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Crockpot Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

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16 comments on "Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches"
  1. i make pulled pork like this except I use pepsi instead of rootbeer

  2. How interesting to use the root beer! I wonder how it would taste with chicken...

    1. Hmm, that sounds interesting Lisa! I'm willing to try anything once. :)

  3. Oh, I make ones similar to these! Only, I used just regular cola or Dr. Pepper, I'll need to try Root Beer!

  4. I've made roasts with different pops before, but never thought of doing pulled pork that way. It does sound good! -Jamie

  5. Holy mackerel this sounds good! Pinning and sharing on Facebook later today! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe at Mom On Timeout!

  6. Yummy! These look delicious! Stopping by from I Freakin Did It Friday! Hope you have a great weekend!


  7. I love BBQ and root beer. I can't wait to try this in my Crockpot!

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  9. Hi Kelly,
    Your Pulled Pork looks so good I can almost taste it! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Yummy! Pinning this one to my crockpot board on Pinterest. Found you through It's So Very Cheri

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  12. I was thinking of making pulled pork for a party. This sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. This looks perfect for those busy baking days... I showed you off tonight!


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