Pulled Pork with Root Beer sauce

Recipe by Rhonda O
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READY IN: 9hrs 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2 12 - 3
    lbs pork sirloin roast
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    teaspoon black pepper
  • 1
    tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2
    medium onions, cut in thin wedges
  • 1
    cup root beer (see Note)
  • 2
    tablespoons minced garlic
  • Sauce
  • 3
    cups root beer (two 12-ounce bottles or cans)
  • 14
    teaspoon root beer concentrate (optional)
  • 3 -5
    dashes bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • 8 -10
    hamburger buns, split (toasted, if desired)
  • lettuce leaf (optional)
  • tomatoes, slices (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Trim fat from meat.
  • If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3-1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet, brown meat on all sides in hot oil.
  • Drain off fat.
  • Transfer meat to cooker.
  • Add onions, 1 cup root beer and garlic.
  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
  • For sauce, in a medium saucepan combine 3 cups root beer and the chili sauce.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat.
  • Boil gently, uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 2 cups.
  • If desired, add root beer concentrate and hot pepper sauce.
  • Transfer meat to a cutting board.
  • or serving platter.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove onions from cooking juices and place on a serving platter.
  • Discard juices.
  • Using 2 forks, pull meat apart into shreds.
  • To serve, if desired, line buns with lettuce and tomato.
  • Add meat and onions; spoon on sauce.
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