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Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars
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"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

8 h 15 m servings 345
Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

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  1. Place pork roast in a slow cooker, rub with salt, and pour root beer, liquid smoke, and garlic over the top.
  2. 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.

Footnotes

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 345 calories; 27.8 4.3 18.6 72 1211 Full nutrition

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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...

Most helpful critical review

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.

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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.

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...

It was good but I did not think the root beer added a whole lot of flavor.

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.

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.

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.

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, t...

It was bland but tender. I will make it again and kick it up a notch!

I find this very dry...