We support you, just not your browser.
Your browser hasn't been updated in a while. For a better experience, we recommend upgrading to the latest version of IE, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari.
Save and Share
Sorry, something went wrong. Please save again. Error occurred while removing from favorites X

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork with Root Beer Sauce

(10)
  12 reviews
  • 35 min prep time
  • 7 hr 15 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 12 servings
Sorry, something went wrong. Please save again. Error occurred while removing from favorites X

Make melt-in-your mouth pork for easy sandwiches with a surprising secret ingredient--taste it and you'll be a believer.

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
boneless pork loin roast (3 lb)
2
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cans (12 oz each) root beer (3 cups)
1
bottle (12 oz) chili sauce
1/2
teaspoon salt
12
sandwich buns

Steps

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over high heat. Cook pork roast in oil 6 to 10 minutes or until brown on all sides.
  • 2 In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, place pork roast, 2 teaspoon salt, the pepper, onion and 1 cup of the root beer. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 3 About 30 minutes before serving, in 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, heat remaining 2 cups root beer, the chili sauce and 1/2 teaspoon salt to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is glossy and reduced to 2 1/2 to 3 cups.
  • 4 Remove pork from slow cooker, discarding cooking liquid. Shred pork, using 2 forks to pull pork apart. Stir in chili sauce mixture. To serve, spoon about 1/2 cup pork mixture in each bun.
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over high heat. Cook pork roast in oil 6 to 10 minutes or until brown on all sides.
  • 2 In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, place pork roast, 2 teaspoon salt, the pepper, onion and 1 cup of the root beer. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 3 About 30 minutes before serving, in 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, heat remaining 2 cups root beer, the chili sauce and 1/2 teaspoon salt to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is glossy and reduced to 2 1/2 to 3 cups.
  • 4 Remove pork from slow cooker, discarding cooking liquid. Shred pork, using 2 forks to pull pork apart. Stir in chili sauce mixture. To serve, spoon about 1/2 cup pork mixture in each bun.

Expert Tips

Do not use diet root beer for this recipe.

For more root beer flavor, stir 1/4 teaspoon root beer concentrate into chili sauce mixture.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
70mg
24%
Sodium
1130mg
47%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
14g
14%
Protein
30g
30%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Comments + Recipe Twists

© 2015 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved