Thursday, January 13, 2011

Easy Pulled Pork

During the winter months I often use the slow cooker to have dinner ready when I get home from work. This recipe is very easy and my kids tell me it is better than the pulled pork from Texas Roadhouse.

1 cup beef broth
1 liter of rootbeer (or a little more if need to cover the meat)
1 minced garlic clove
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. coarse ground pepper
3 pounds of pork shoulder

Trim all the fat off the pork and pierce with a large fork. Place in slow cooker and pour liquids over the meat. Add garlic. Cook on low for about 8 hours. Remove from cooker and use 2 forks to pull meat apart into shreds. Dump liquids from the cooker. Return shredded meat to slow cooker and turn up to high. Add 1 small bottle of BBQ sauce (we prefer Sweet Baby Rays). Toss meat until well coated with the sauce and then continue cooking in slow cooker for 30 to 45 minutes.

Serve on toasted hamburger buns or as the main dish with some garlic red potatoes and grilled veggie skewer on the side. Enjoy!!

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  1. I've heard about making roast with root beer -- haven't tried it yet, though. It does look tasty!

  2. way to go mom on being the only post this week...thus far:) Love this dinner!!!!

  3. This looks really good! I've always wanted to try a pulled pork recipe but have been a little afraid I'd mess it up. Your recipe sounds super easy!

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  4. This looks divine! I've heard of cooking with root beer but have never attempted it... maybe I'll give it a try now, especially if it rivials Texas Roadhouse :)

  5. This looks awesome. I am definitely going to try my next pork this way.

    Extraordinary Life

  6. Oh my, totally going to write this one down, looks super yummy. Would have NEVER guessed root beer to be a secret ingredient. I once did a pot roast with Coke, should look for that recipe too.

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Just made this for dinner and it was delicious!!! After we ate I realized I never used the sea salt or pepper, but it was perfect without them. At what point was I supposed to add them. I don't see them in the directions anywhere. Thanks! :)


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