This simple slow cooker pulled pork recipe is big hit with my family of picky eaters. For a spicy kick, mix 1 part Frank's® RedHot® Buffalo sauce and 1 part of your favorite mustard-based BBQ sauce. You can use a pork loin instead of pork shoulder, if desired. Combine with your favorite BBQ sauce and enjoy.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place pork roast in a slow cooker, rub with salt, and pour root beer, liquid smoke, and garlic over the top.

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  • Cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours. Remove pork to a bowl. Strain liquid through a fine-mesh strainer; discard liquid or save for another use (see Editor's Note). Add garlic cloves back to to pork. Shred pork using two forks. Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce.

Nutrition:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of cooking liquid. The actual amount of cooking liquid consumed will vary.

Editor's Note:

To store leftover pulled pork, add a little of the reserved cooking liquid and store in the refrigerator. Reheat in cooking liquid to keep pork from drying out.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

345.2 calories; 18.6 g protein; 4.3 g carbohydrates; 71.5 mg cholesterol; 1211.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2016
This was my first pulled pork recipe I've ever made, and it was good. I'm not a huge pork fan, but family likes it and wanted something simple on a warm summer day to throw together. I used one bottle of Jones root beer, and only 5 dashes of liquid smoke. There is simply no way I could bring myself to use the entire bottle. Mine took 7.5 hours. I drained the juices, shredded, and added a mixture of some of my favourite BBQ sauces. Served on a bun with a chopped salad or top. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2015
4 fluid ounces of a good quality liquid smoke is way too much. 1 teaspoon is plenty enough for 4 pounds of pork. I'm going with the spicy kick next time. Read More
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39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2016
This was my first pulled pork recipe I've ever made, and it was good. I'm not a huge pork fan, but family likes it and wanted something simple on a warm summer day to throw together. I used one bottle of Jones root beer, and only 5 dashes of liquid smoke. There is simply no way I could bring myself to use the entire bottle. Mine took 7.5 hours. I drained the juices, shredded, and added a mixture of some of my favourite BBQ sauces. Served on a bun with a chopped salad or top. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2015
4 fluid ounces of a good quality liquid smoke is way too much. 1 teaspoon is plenty enough for 4 pounds of pork. I'm going with the spicy kick next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2016
This was my first pulled pork recipe I've ever made, and it was good. I'm not a huge pork fan, but family likes it and wanted something simple on a warm summer day to throw together. I used one bottle of Jones root beer, and only 5 dashes of liquid smoke. There is simply no way I could bring myself to use the entire bottle. Mine took 7.5 hours. I drained the juices, shredded, and added a mixture of some of my favourite BBQ sauces. Served on a bun with a chopped salad or top. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2016
It was good but I did not think the root beer added a whole lot of flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2015
This is my family's very favorite pulled pork recipe. I really like the fact that it's a "dump" recipe - just add ingredients set cooker and go. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2018
I loved it. I am going to make it again because my sister does not like meat and she loved it also my other sister liked it and she is very picky with what she gets. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2015
I am making it again right now. It was delicious juicy and very easy. I'm going to add onions to the pot this time and maybe a couple of potatoes cut into chunks to cook at the same time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2016
I didn't see the point of adding root beer. It didn't taste any different than just slow cooking it. There wasn't any added flavoring to it. BUT on the other hand - I was able to shred it the pork was tender. and I used another recipe to make Shredded Pork Burritos. Very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2019
This is super easy to make sometimes I use Dr Pepper, then shred and add my favorite BBQ sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2019
Amazing! Did not add garlic though. Read More
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