I love my crock pot recipes. One of my biggest pet peeves about crock pot recipes is that they always taste the same to me. For some reason, everything just has a meat-boiled-in-liquid taste. Weird, I know.
When I stumbled upon a recipe for Pulled Pork with Root Beer Sauce, I was a little skeptical at first but the ingredients had me feeling optimistic about it.
Pork sirloin roast is the type of meat I used because it is so lean (note: I will freak out if I bite into a chunk of fat) and is not crazy expensive either. This is literally the best and easiest crock pot recipe I’ve ever made…like the easiness to tastiness ratio is unreal. I usually have pulled pork on a bun, but this is so tasty you could eat it alone.
Another indicator of goodness–> Phoebe actually ate it! No sour faces made, no half chewed up food spit out, in fact, she kept trying to snatch pieces away when I was behind the lens.
Better Homes and Gardens: New Cookbook Bridal Edition hit the nail on the head with this recipe. Follow up the pulled pork with some Peach Pecan Crisp and you’ve got yourself a well-rounded Southern style meal.
- 1 2 1/2 to 3 pound pork sirloin roast
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup root beer
- 3 cups root beer
- 1 bottle chili sauce
- hot pepper sauce (optional)
- hamburger buns (optional)
- Trim any fat from the meat if desired. Place meat in slow cooker and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add onion, garlic,and 1 cup root beer. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8-10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4-5 hours.
- For the sauce, combine 3 cups of root beer and the bottle of chili sauce in a sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 30 minutes, or until mixture is reduced to 2 cups, stirring occasionally. If desired, add hot pepper sauce.
- Transfer the meat to a cutting board and shred using 2 forks. Place the meat in a large bowl. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the onions to the meat. Discard the cooking juices. Pour the root beer sauce onto the pork and toss to coat evenly.
- Serve on a hamburger bun, or eat alone.