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This was so, so good, although I modified it quite a bit. I completely forgot about the onions, I've no idea why, but I never sliced them and didn't even think about it until I saw them sitting on the counter hours later. I didn't have ginger ale, but I had Dr. Pepper, so I used a 3.75 pound boneless pork shoulder and 1 can of Dr. Pepper and cooked on low for 10 hours. I removed the pork, shredded it, bagged it and threw it in the fridge. I discarded the cooking liquid. The day I needed it (I was cooking ahead for my daughter's birthday party) I tossed it back in the crockpot and mixed in the barbecue sauce (Sweet Baby Ray's). It seemed kind of dry so I added a bit of Sprite (again, it's what I had), maybe 1/4 c. or so, just to moisten it up a bit. Warmed through and served. It was so good, such a hit, and EVERYONE ate it (all the guests plus my toddlers!). Definitely keeping this recipe, and will make again and again!

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RSL October 15, 2010

Wonderful the meet fell apart and the onions just kind of metled into the meet.

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Hprothero August 23, 2010

The pork tasted great before adding the BBQ sauce. The sauce made it taste like a sloppy joe. Next time, I'll serve the meat plain and have the sauce on the side.

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birdzila February 07, 2010

This is was the most delicious BBQ pork I had ever eaten! I got a deal on a pork butt roast at my local grocery store (.99/lb). The roast I used was about 5 ½ pounds. I used one large onion and one cup of ginger ale. I put the roast on around 7:00 am before I went to work and it cooked until 5:00 when I got home (so about 10 hrs). It was easy to shred, it just fell off the bone. I’m usually not a big fan of BBQ because I don’t like the smoky taste. This meat was sweet and delicious before ever adding any sauce to it. I too like Sweet Baby Ray’s (honey barbeque). After I shredded it I put it back in the crock pot with the sauce and cooked on low for another hour. I didn't add the onions back to the meat, but enjoyed them on the side. My husband and I ate off the meat several times then I decided to freeze the rest. When I thawed it out a couple of weeks later I warmed it up in a skillet on the stove. It was still delicious. I’ll be making barbeque pork this way from now on.

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Judy M. December 03, 2009

If anyone can mess up, I can ... but this one is so forgiving! Other recipe comments braised the meat to keep in the juices, so I fried it quick w/ Spicy Mrs. Dash. When starting it I accidentally added the BBQ sauce in w/ the Ginger Ale. Used another 1.5 bottles of a different kind when I should have, and only cooked another 2hrs (since it had sauce all day). I want this everyday! Not dry, not mush!!

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acorn1206 July 23, 2009

Wow, this went over very well. I used a Miller High Life instead of the ginger ale and for the sauce I used some Finger Lickin Good BBQ Sauce (19023) that I had on hand. I also made 40 Minute Hamburger Buns (183081) to serve it with. Someone said something about shoulder being a little greasy so I went with butt. I'm glad to add this weapon to my cooking arsenal.

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Renegade Chef April 14, 2008

So easy to make--a joy to eat! I love pulled pork. However, eating it out was always a hit or miss kind of thing. Well, when I spotted this recipe and read all the great reviews I had to try it! I bought a Pork Sirloin Roast (3.75lbs) because the shoulder/butt had too much fat for our taste. I added more onions (3 large) and instead of a cup, I used the whole bottle of (12oz) Reed's Jamaican-style Ginger Ale. Stubbs-spicy (but it really wasn't that spicy) was the brand I used because it had less salt and sugar than the other brands. I added about 1/4 cup water to the BBQ sauce, actually I added it to the empty bottle, shaken not stir, to get the last drop. After shredding, I cooked it for only 1 1/2 hours, great advice. The meat was very tasty and tender, however, you can kick-it-up by adding raw onions, jalapenos and/or additional spicy BBQ sauce to your sandwich. I made Boleo/Bolillos (Authentic Mexican French Bread) Zippy Dressing; perfect combo ;-)

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Pi-E December 20, 2006

I made this recipe for our NYE party. I used slider buns. It was a huge hit!!!!

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Apron Wearin' Nurse January 17, 2012

This is absolutely the best pulled pork recipe. I make it exactly as written and it's a huge hit with my family. I have given this recipe to many others.

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dcahall October 08, 2011

I used the ingredients as described, and this turned out really tasty. I have a newer crockpot so I cooked a 4 lb pork butt for 8 hours on low. Then I shredded the pork and cooked it another 2 hours on low in the BBQ sauce. YUMMY!

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Cookie Princess September 06, 2011
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