Root Beer Pulled Pork
 
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Look no further for the perfect root beer pulled pork sandwich, easily made in your slow cooker! Great for large crowds.
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Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
  • 2½ - 3 lb pork sirloin roast
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 medium onions, sliced in thin wedges
  • 4 cups root beer, divided
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup bottled chili sauce
  • ¼ root beer concentrate (optional)
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  • 8-10 hamburger buns
  • Lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, etc. for toppings
Instructions
  1. Trim fat from meat and, if necessary, cut meat to fit in your slow cooker.
  2. Season meat with salt and pepper and warm canola oil in large skilled on stove top.
  3. Brown meat on all sides in skillet and drain fat.
  4. Transfer meat to slow cooker and add onions, minced garlic and 1 cup of root beer (not diet).
  5. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours (recommended) or high for 4-5 hours.
  6. A half hour before you want to serve, in a medium saucepan combine the remaining 3 cups of root beer and the chili sauce. Bring to a boil and reduce heat; gently boiling and stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes or until sauce is reduced to ~2 cups. Add in your root beer concentrate and hot sauce if desired.
  7. Transfer meat to cutting board to pull apart, or if you want to skip this step, transfer directly to sauce in sauce pan and pull apart there with two forks.
  8. Scoop onions out of slow cooker and discard juices.
  9. To serve, line buns with pork, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese---whatever your heart desires!
Notes
Try substituting ½ cup Thai sweet red chili sauce with ½ cup of bottled chili sauce instead of the full cup of regular chili sauce.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 433 Fat: 12 g Saturated fat: 3 g Sodium: 877 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 35 g Cholesterol: 87 mg
Recipe by Nurse Loves Farmer at http://www.nurselovesfarmer.com/2014/07/root-beer-pulled-pork/