This is a relaxed slow cooker recipe. I've never really measured ingredients out as I've gone, but the end result is absolutely amazing. I never even use BBQ sauce, but you can if you want. Feel free to play with the ingredients, more or less here and there, to suit the tastes of your family. And get ready for a whole lot of mmmmmmm.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 hrs
total:
10 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
6 pounds
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Arrange sweet onions in the bottom of a slow cooker.

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  • Mix salt, brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl until seasonings are well mixed; rub all over pork roast. Place roast in the slow cooker, fat-side up. Brush any leftover seasonings mixture from the work surface into the slow cooker.

  • Cook on Low for 1 hour. Pour ginger beer into slow cooker. Continue cooking until roast is tender and pulls apart easily with a fork, 9 to 11 hours.

Nutrition Facts

190 calories; protein 17g; carbohydrates 3.1g; fat 11.8g; cholesterol 64.8mg; sodium 253mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2016
This recipe was easy to get together and was different than any pulled pork I have had before. I had never tried ginger beer before and it had a spicy kick, so, I was excited about the flavor it would give the pork. Unfortunately, I didn't taste any of the ginger in the pork. That being said, we still really enjoyed the pulled pork. It had a nice smokiness from the smoked paprika and a slight spice from the red pepper flakes. Very tasty! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/06/2016
This did not meet my expectations at all. I even bought the ginger beer (had to buy six pack so was hoping for great results) but was disappointed. The pork was fine after I added Hawaiian Islands original BBQ sauce so the pork was not wasted but I'll not make this again. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2016
This recipe was easy to get together and was different than any pulled pork I have had before. I had never tried ginger beer before and it had a spicy kick, so, I was excited about the flavor it would give the pork. Unfortunately, I didn't taste any of the ginger in the pork. That being said, we still really enjoyed the pulled pork. It had a nice smokiness from the smoked paprika and a slight spice from the red pepper flakes. Very tasty! Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
07/06/2016
This did not meet my expectations at all. I even bought the ginger beer (had to buy six pack so was hoping for great results) but was disappointed. The pork was fine after I added Hawaiian Islands original BBQ sauce so the pork was not wasted but I'll not make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2020
I thought it would have a little more flavor to it. It was juicy and was versatile enough to use in a variety of other recipes. I used a local brewer's Ginger Lime Agave Beer which is SO delicious, I have it often and had high hopes using it in this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2017
Great recipe all the family enjoyed the meal thanh you Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2016
This was really good! Used "Not Your Fathers Ginger Ale". Worked great. Wonderful flavor. Served up on corn tortillas diced tomatos sour cream and cilantro. Yum! Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2019
Instead of ginger beer I used a can of ginger ale. (I used Zevia brand as we are trying to limit our sugar). I used 2T dark molasses instead of brown sugar-- just because I love the flavor. If some in family like BBQ sauce in their pulled pork no problem. They can add it to their serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2020
Good flavor and easy to make. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2020
Easy recipe to follow. Smoked Paprika was a great spice for this. Will make again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2020
This is probably the best pulled pork recipe I've made thus far!! Mixed with a Carolina BBQ sauce and was happier than was probably reasonable Read More
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