Pulled Pork Taters
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
- 1 boneless pork loin roast (2 to 3 pounds)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 cup root beer
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 6 large potatoes
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon cold water
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 6 tablespoons sour cream
- 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Thinly sliced green onions, optional
- Place roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with onion. Combine the ketchup, root beer, vinegar, Worcestershire, hot sauce, salt, pepper and mustard; pour over top. Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, 6-8 hours.
- Meanwhile, scrub and pierce potatoes. Bake at 400° until tender, 50-55 minutes.
- Remove pork; shred meat with two forks. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a large saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 2 minutes. Return meat to cooking juices; heat through.
- With a sharp knife, cut an "X" in each potato; fluff with a fork. Top each with butter and pork mixture; top with sour cream. Sprinkle with cheese and, if desired, green onions.
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Nutrition Facts1 serving: 795 calories, 29g fat (18g saturated fat), 145mg cholesterol, 1677mg sodium, 89g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 7g fiber), 44g protein.
Apr 15, 2014
I followed this recipe to a T to use as pulled pork sandwiches. It cooked up nicely, and the texture was good but the flavor was too heavy with root beer, even after cooking it so long.
Jul 11, 2012
Made this today and it was excellent!!! We used it more as a pulled pork sandwich than over the potatoes. Looking forward to trying it over potatoes!! I cut out 1/2 the salt (used only 1 tsp) and the flavor was still excellent. Another bonus, my kids didn't even notice the onion (which is rare!)If you're needing to shred boneless meat for a recipe, an excellent tip that I've found is to put it in your stand mixer. Shreds like a dream and in no time flat. Makes recipes like this a little easier. Will definately be making again, soon!!!!
Jul 10, 2012
Sugar is listed on nutrition labels as a subcategory of the carbohydrate. We only list total carbohydrates, not the individual sugar and fiber break downs. Hope that helps. You could use any dark soda in place of the root beer with good results.
Jul 10, 2012
Leaving out the salt and using low sodium for the other ingredients would help lower the sodium content of this recipe. My question is, what could be used in place of root beer soda? I see sugar isn't listed in the nutrition facts.
Jul 9, 2012
I had this at a church lunchon and it was a meal in itself. Had very good flavor.
Jul 9, 2012
This recipe was excellent when made without the hot sauce and cheese. Sour cream was optional.
Jul 9, 2012
I trade out the plain potatoes for sweet potatoes, family loves it.
Nov 20, 2011
This recipe is DELICIOUS! I have a shredded beef BBQ recipe that is awesome. This is along the same line. It has a little hint of BBQ, but really has a different flavor. The pork was juicy and easy to shred. Definitely one to keep and make again and again.
Sep 28, 2011
Aug 8, 2011
Made exactly as it called for until shredding it, put my own homemade BBQ sauce in with a little water and let it cook down. My family loved it. 8 and 10 year old were skeptical because of the meat on top of the potato but tried anyway and loved it. Would also be good to try brushing the outside with oil and coating it with favorite seasoning. I like "potato toppers" in the seasoning package.