Pulled Pork with Root Beer sauce
- Ready In:
- 9hrs 30mins
- 2 1⁄2 - 3 lbs pork sirloin roast
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 2 medium onions, cut in thin wedges
- 1 cup root beer (see Note)
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 3 cups root beer (two 12-ounce bottles or cans)
- 1 cup bottled chili sauce
- 1⁄4 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)
- 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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We found this recipe way too sweet. The cooking of the meat and onions worked out well, and in that step, the root beer only added what my husband calls a "twang" and was not overpowering. I could never get the sauce to thicken up, and it was just sickly sweet. I plan to make this again, but substitute another bbq sauce for the sauce ingredients called for here.
The meat in the recipe turned out very tender. Before shredding, I pulled off the fat. Adding the rootbeer concentrate to this recipe work better than other recipes that called for 3 cups of rootbeer. The sauce was thicker. I placed the shredded pork in a bowl and poured the sauce directly on top; toss to coat meat with sauce.
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