Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork with Root Beer Sauce

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

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 7 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 12

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    370
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    12g
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    70mg
    70%;
    Sodium
    1130mg
    1130%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    34g
    34%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    14g
    14%
    ),
    Protein
    30g
    30%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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