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Jan 13, 2014

Root Beer Pulled Pork


Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This is a wonderful crock pot recipe, but warning: it cooks in the crock pot for 10-11 hours, so some planning is required when you make it. I was up early one morning so I got mine in my crock pot at 7:00am and it was done by around 5:00pm.
Perfect recipe for a mom on the go!
There is also a low carb option, by skipping the bun and using lettuce cups. (photo below)

You will need:
1 (5-6 pound) bone in pork shoulder butt roast
1 (1 oz) envelope dried onion soup mix
Salt and pepper
1 (12 oz) can root beer (Mug)
2 cups barbeque sauce, divided
10 hamburger buns


To Make:

Trim the pork roast of excess fat. 
Place on a work surface and sprinkle with the onion soup mix. 
Use hands to rub in onto meat well. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Place the seasoned roast in your slow cooker.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the root beer and ½ cup of the barbeque sauce. Pour over the roast in the slow cooker.

Cook and cover on low for 10-11 hours. 
Remove the roast to a cutting board and let cool a few minutes. 
Use 2 forks to shred the pork, cutting around and disgarding all but ¾ cup of the juices. Disgard any fat pieces. 
Place all of the pulled pork back into the slow cooker along with the reserved juices. 
Add remaining 1 ½ cups barbeque sauce. 
Stir to combine and put lid back on.
 Cook on high heat 15-20 minutes. 
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200 F.

Split the buns and place cut side up on a baking sheet. 
Warm in the oven until ready to serve. 
Scoop pulled pork onto warmed buns and serve immediately.

Low carb option too: skip the bun and place them in lettuce cups.

Source: Recipe girl by lori lange

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