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Just because it’s summer, and has been over 97° for almost a week straight, and you’d rather be at the beach or the pool doesn’t mean you don’t want to enjoy a meal like this…
I do actually enjoy making homemade barbecue sauce. And I certainly enjoy a nice pork butt thrown on the smoker. But sometimes you gotta use a little help from the store and the Crock Pot. Especially when the mercury is rising, and there are so many other things you’d rather be doing than slaving over the stove or grill or smoker. So there is nothing fancy about this recipe, but it is oh-so-easy and oh-so-good. The root beer keeps the meat moist and tender, so you can even go with leaner cut of pork (I used a pork loin roast), and adds a delicious herbal note. Just pile it on your plate or a roll, slather on your favorite barbecue sauce (when I am not making Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s Mutha’ Sauce, I am all about the Stubb’s Original), and sink your teeth into it.
I don’t often get to have a nice #SundaySupper with my mom, stepfather, and sister, like we did for so many years. So I was happy to make this for them last Sunday, and the fact that we were going on our second day in a row of 100° heat didn’t matter. Just a little corn on the cob, and some tomato cucumber salad. It was nice to enjoy a delicious meal that required pretty much no effort, so that we could focus on sharing the time together.
And, by the way, totally Bug-Approved!
Though truthfully, what he was really into was the corn.
What is your favorite thing to cook or eat when Mother Nature has turned up the heat?
Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork
- Pork loin roast tenderloin, or butt, as large a piece as you need
- Salt pepper, and, if desired, your favorite barbecue seasoning or rub (optional)
- Root beer
- Your favorite homemade or bottled barbecue sauce
- Rolls if desired
- Season the pork with salt and pepper, and seasoning mix or rub, if using.
- Place the pork in your slow cooker, and pour over enough root beer to almost cover it.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- Remove the pork and discard the liquid.
- Shred the pork and serve with the barbecue sauce, on rolls if desired.
- Alternatively, if you want to keep it warm or put it out at a party, return the shredded meat to the crock pot and pour the barbecue sauce over it. Stir, and keep on low or keep warm setting.
Looking for some more slow cooker recipes, no stove required?
Lightened Up Slow-Cooker Indian Butter Chicken
Slow-Cooker Mongolian Beef Stew
- Char-Grilled Corn Salad ~ The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Apple and Poppy Seed Coleslaw ~ Damn Delicious
- Mom’s Creamy Pea Salad ~ Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
I love using soda in my slow-cooker, I seem to use Dr. Pepper more often than not…it all cooks down and tastes delish…just as this looks.
Hmm, I am not a huge Dr. Pepper drinker, but I bet it is good in the slow cooker.
Root beer and pulled pork! I have never tried those two together, but I will have to soon. I love them separately.
Yes, you must give it a try!
Love your pics ! This recipe is simple and love that it uses root beer ! My family will like this! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you. It definitely is easy.
This looks so delicious. I love pulled pork and have never tried it with root beer. Super cool recipe. I love the photo of your little dude eating. He’s so cute.
Thank you. I have so many photos of him eating – such a little foodie!
My family will love this pulled pork with root beer! Thanks for sharing your Sunday Supper!
My pleasure. Hope you try this easy meal.
I love pulled pork! I’ve tried root beer in baked beans, but never with pork. What a fabulous idea!
Oooh, I haven’t tried it in baked beans. What a great idea!
Root beer and bbq sauce! How easy is this recipe! Thanks for sharing! I love slow cooker recipes
Me too, and nothing gets easier than this one.
This recipe looks amazing and that little cutie…. I could just eat him up! Thank you so much for sharing during #SundaySupper!
Thank you so much. I love photos of him eating, and I think it is especially fun to include them in #SundaySupper posts.
I bet the root beer really tenderizes the pork and adds a great flavor. Nice recipe and thanks for sharing!
It really does. So easy!
Gorgeous and exactly what I like to eat when it’s hot out! YUM! Thank you for participating in this week’s #SS!
Thanks so much for hosting! Wonderful job!