Main Dish, Pork, Sandwiches, Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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Where has this recipe been all my life?!
I consider myself to be a Master Slow Cook Chef. :)
I seriously use my slow cooker a couple of times a week and the fewer ingredients the recipe uses, the more I love it!
A couple of you had sent emails or left comments letting us know that your favorite slow cooker recipe was the one with root beer in it, which sounded so strange to me.
So I started googling it and found this simple 3 ingredient recipe. I decided to try it and even warned my husband that dinner might be a flop . . .
seriously those five-star ratings are not lying!
This pork was divine!!
If you have any potluck dinners coming up or need a recipe that will not only feed a crowd but impress them too, this recipe is for you!

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches
1 (3 pound) pork roast (I used boneless)
1 (12 oz) can root beer
1 (18 oz) bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce (we love Famous Dave’s Rich and Sassy)
8 hamburger buns

Spray your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place roast inside slow cooker and pour the root beer over the meat. Cook on low for about 6-8 hours (or until meat easily shreds).
Take the roast out of the slow cooker and shred using two forks (it should just fall apart). Drain the root beer out of the slow cooker and place the shredded roast back inside. Stir in the bottle of BBQ sauce. Keep warm in the slow cooker until serving.
Place meat on hamburger buns and serve.
Makes 8 servings.

Recipe source: Allrecipes

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  1. April says

    I’ve heard of bbq items made with Dr. Pepper. Do you think it could be substituted for the root beer?

  2. Kim McMillen says

    This is how I cook mine as well, I add some brown sugar when adding the barbecue sauce. I also slow cook my pork ribs in root beer, then throw them on the grill and grill with barbecue sauce till heated through.

  3. Sarah says

    We are on a nightshade free diet which means among other things no tomatoes, do you think this recipe would work with just the root beer?

  4. Daisy says

    Soooooo . I accidentally just added everything in at once :-/ . I didn’t even read the instructions thinking it was just a put everything in and it will work. Do you think it will still come out right?

  5. Penelope Pitstop says

    This is so, so good! I could eat it every day for a week!!!!!! My family went nuts over this and is asking for me to make it again next week. Awesome recipe and I feel blessed just finding it. Thanks so much!

  6. Penelope Pitstop says

    Can I just say I love you sisters! You’ve given me inspiration when it was desperately needed. That being said, my family loved this root beer pulled pork. I used Hatfield teriyaki pork loins cuz they were on sale and it came out so freakin’ good! My husband has already asked me to make it again. . .he also had three sandwiches! Great recipe and a great website. God bless and keep’em coming!

  7. Nicole says

    hi! is the rootbeer supposed to cover the meat? I have a huge slow cooker and i’m not sure that 1.5 cups will be enough… thanks!

    • Cyd says

      The root beer won’t cover the meat. You could turn the meat over halfway through the cooking process. If you are worried you could add a little more.

    • Catherine says

      I have a huge crock pot as well. I have made this dish twice and the root bear doesn’t cover the meat. The meat is fine because the moisture stays in the crock pot. Both times I have made this dish has turned out great. We love our sweet BBQ Pulled Pork. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe!!!

  8. Margie says

    Does it have a strong root beer flavor? We’re not generally root beer fans, so wondering if we would like this?

  9. Donna says

    Love your website! And I totally plan on trying this recipe today…I work night shift, so throwing everything in the crock pot before I go to sleep then dinner being ready when I wake up works out perfectly :-) However, can I put the pork roast in the crock pot frozen? I usually put chicken breasts and pot roasts in frozen, but I just wanted to double check. If not, I’d have to thaw mine out and wait until tomorrow to make it. Thanks!!

  10. Kim says

    I have a 6lb pork shoulder. I never buy such a big portion of meat but this was on sale. How long do you cook it in the crock pot for and should I double the ingredients?

  11. Becky says

    I just made these sandwiches for our extended family dinner tonight! They were amazing! Mu husband said it was the best pulled pork he has EVER had! Thanks so much for the recipe. Becky @

  12. Kaylen says

    Do you recommend thawing out the roast first, since my is frozen. I have heard people putting the frozen roast in for more moisture. Also, will diet soda work?

    • Cyd says

      We recommend thawing it first, even if it’s just part way. Not sure if diet soda will make a difference or not. We didn’t use diet. Let us know how it all works out! :)

  13. Liz says

    I make my barbeque pork this way but also cut up a couple of oranges and throw them in with the Root Beer and pork. Makes it even better with a hint of citrus.

  14. RHome410 @ Friday is Pizza, Monday is Soup says

    I’m not a huge pork fan. I’m not a huge BBQ sauce fan. But I was intrigued by the root beer and the super-simple prep. I LOVE these sandwiches, as does my whole family. There was a big demand for more, so I currently have 2 batches underway at once.

    We put them on our homemade whole wheat buns with prepared cole slaw, or shredded cabbage and mayo, for some freshness, crunch, and a great way to sneak in some healthy veggies. ;-) Will be sharing our experience, and linking back to this post, on my blog…hopefully, this week.

  15. Megan says

    Is the nutrition info for the whole recipe, including the buns? Is the calorie count equal to one complete serving?

    • Cyd says

      This calorie count for this recipe includes the bun since it’s listed in the ingredients. It’s for 8 equal servings. If you get more than 8 servings out of this recipe, then the calorie count would be less.

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