Thursday, September 11, 2008

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork

I love my regular barbecue beef recipe for the crock pot and have successfully used the same recipe for pulled pork. I've seen this recipe for root beer pulled pork in quite a few blogs along with rave reviews. I decided to give it a try and it was delicious. I won't retire my other recipe because its still my favorite and nothing beats the homemade barbecue sauce that accompanies it. The other recipe is better for brisket and I think this one is a better one for pork. I also like that this one is faster to throw together. I used Hansen's Creamy Root Beer Natural Cane Soda. Their products do not contain any preservatives, caffeine, sodium, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or colors. They have quite an interesting assortment of flavors too. I configured the recipe I used from several I have seen. I served mine over toasted garlic bread with steamed corn. I have to say we must have gotten corn that was perfectly in season because it was the sweetest most delicious corn I have ever had. It was also fun to watch our toddler eat his first corn on the cob. He loved it! Here is my version:

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork

1 Pork Loin Roast
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Salt and Pepper
1 Can Hansen's Root Beer
1 Jar Hickory BBQ Sauce (I used one from a local grocer)

I sprinkled the pork roast with the salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. I then poured the root beer over the roast and cooked on low for 7 hours. When the roast was done I shredded the meat and mixed in the barbecue sauce.


Joelen said...

I've heard nothing but raves about rootbeer pork! I will need to try this because it looks so easy. Besides, who doesn't like coming home to dinner that's practically read in the crockpot?!

wifeplzak said...

I love this recipe too. I made it with Dr. Pepper (since I didn't have root beer) and it turned out just as good. Yum!

Margie said...

This sounds too easy not to try!