How To Make Root Beer Pulled Pork

I love to cook and use various techniques to get things done in the kitchen. But, of everything that I could do, I never used a slow cooker until my mom introduced me to it a couple of years ago. Now, I will admit, that there’s nothing else in the kitchen that is more of my go-to than that my crockpot!

The slow cooker is one of my absolute favorite ways to cook now. I’m not exactly the most talented chef, but using my crockpot makes me feel like one. Recently, after a day out with friends, we were all coming back to my place for dinner. This sent me into panic mode;. I had no idea what to cook! Furthermore, I knew we would be hungry when we got back, and I didn’t want to spend time cooking. I didn’t want to disappear into the kitchen and force everyone to wait around until I finally appeared with something that may or may not be edible. I finally realized the perfect solution. I decided to cook a meal in the crock pot. It worked out perfectly.

I added the ingredients in the morning before we left, and our meal was done perfectly when we arrived home. Not only that, the house smelled amazing. I put together a couple of quick sides and we had a wonderful meal together. I plan on doing it again next time, and I’m absolutely going to give this recipe a try. What’s the secret ingredient to the best pulled pork? Root beer!

Here’s the recipe:

2-lb pork butt or shoulder (boneless if you can get it)
1 12-oz bottle of root beer
12 or 16 oz bottle of your favorite bbq sauce, divided
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
d1 tablespoon chili powder (optional)
8 hamburger buns

1. Mix salt and chili powder then rub onto dry pork
2. In the slow cooker, mix root beer, 1 cup of bbq sauce, and Worcestershire sauce
3. Add in the loin.
4. Cook on low 6-7 hours.
5. Shred pork with two forks, removing any bone or fat chunks.
6. Add in rest of the bottle of BBQ sauce, stir and let cook for another 30 min.
7. Serve on toasted buns

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