- 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds)
- 1 can (12 ounces) root beer or cola
- 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
- 12 kaiser rolls, split
- Place roast in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Add root beer; cook, covered, on low 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
Remove roast; cool slightly. Discard cooking juices. Shred pork with two forks; return to slow cooker. Stir in barbecue sauce. Cook, covered, until heated through, about 30 minutes. Serve on rolls.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Yield: 12 servings.
Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.
Reviews for Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches
"I agree with everyone else - this was super easy and had a nice flavor. I used regular hickory BBQ sauce and everyone loved it!"
"I was surprise that root beer and pork went go together. I love the great flavor and will make again."
"Everyone loved the great flavor. I will make again."
"I typically don't find root beer to add much flavor to a recipe. But this one is the exception! What an easy and delicious way to marinade pulled pork. I will be making this again and again!"
"This made a nice pulled pork sandwich on the sweet side. My kids love Root Beer and Pulled Pork, so they were curious to try this recipe and were not disappointed."
"Super easy and very tender! You can use whichever barbecue you like best. Great recipe -- I'll be making this again!"