Posted: 3/25/2013 5:04:58 PM
This turned out great, although I didn't follow the recipe exactly. I used a semi bone in shoulder (on sale for 1.47/lb, can't resist that price!), omitted the onions and used soda (diet coke). My family LOVED it! I kind of think the bone helped retain some of the moisture, as all the meat surrounding it was the juiciest and most tender part of the whole roast. I will do it exactly that way again next time (and there WILL be a next time!)
Posted: 2/7/2013 7:54:05 AM
This was so wonderfully easy & a big hit w/the family.
We used pork butt and a wheat ale. The onion flavor was not too strong, just a lovely accompaniment.
Next time we'll try some pepper in the initial rub.
Very flexible--people can add hot sauce or bbq or cheese to their individual sandwiches if they like more zip.
Based on the reviewer's tip about ginger ale, would like to try ginger beer, although maybe with a splash of wine at the end when cooked?
Posted: 1/28/2013 9:01:59 AM
I have put onions in with the pork when making pulled pork when I start it cooking with the beer, it is yummy!
Posted: 1/28/2013 8:59:27 AM
To make a wonderful pork chili burrito, when cooking the pork in beer about half way through the cooking time I add some salsa (however hot a salsa you like), use your favorite kind (I use On the Border Medium Salsa), after shredding it, I return it to the crock pot and sometimes add a little more salsa and a can or two rosarita refried beans, and then let it cook for a little while longer and use this filling to wrap up in tortillas, add some cheese, sour cream, lettuce and whatever else you like! It is a yummy meal!!!!!! My girlfriends all love this!!! Everyone always wants the recipe!
Posted: 1/27/2013 8:35:53 PM
Used to use root beer to make this. I was going to make it one time and bought Dr. Pepper instead of root beer by mistake. It tastes great, best crock pot pulled pork I have ever made
Posted: 1/27/2013 5:52:03 PM
I've used cola (cheap, generic) whenever I cook beef or pork in the slow cooker or in the oven in a roasting bag. The sugar in the soda helps break down the meat. Grape jelly is also great with pork in the crockpot .
Posted: 1/27/2013 3:21:24 PM
I have always used a nice dark beer such as Yuengling black and tan. After shredding I put it back in the slow cooker and add my favorite BBQ sauce.
Guests rave about it!
Posted: 1/27/2013 2:54:36 PM
i've recently been hearing about incorporating root beer into bbq sauces. i'm always looking for ways to use up beer and this sounds great. but i've never seen a pulled pork recipe incorporating onions into the final product....i think i'd never, ever do that.
Posted: 1/19/2013 12:58:40 PM
we make pulled pork in the crockpot with a can of root beer all the time. on low for 6-7 hours, pull the pork, and then add your favorite BBQ sauce and put back in crock pot for an hour.