Ginger Beer Pulled Pork

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This is just one of the many ways I like to cook pork. My family enjoys the ginger flavor and also drinking ginger beer. It's a bit different, but delicious! —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
Ginger Beer Pulled Pork Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup ginger beer
  • 8 sandwich buns, split and toasted
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Combine garlic salt and ginger; rub onto all sides of roast. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown roast on all sides, 5-8 minutes. Add onion; cook until softened.
  2. Transfer pork, onion and drippings to a 4-qt. slow cooker. Stir in next 7 ingredients.
  3. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 6-8 hours. Remove roast; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices. Shred roast with 2 forks. Stir 1-1/2 cups cooking juices into shredded meat; mix well. Serve on buns with cheese.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Pair this recipe with a crunchy cabbage slaw.
  • Serve on slider buns, pretzel or sweet Hawaiian rolls.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 sandwich: 495 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 1244mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein.