Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Long weekend, family all home, movie time.

Which means, I don't want to have to stop to go  hang out in the kitchen alone fixing meals.

Yesterday, we all cuddled on the couch and watched the Star Wars movies...or the first 2 at least before I had to get up and move on for fear of falling asleep, which seems to be something the TV does to me the minute my butt hits the cushions.

Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

For lunch, I made very quick nachos and then while we immersed ourselves in Star Wars history, I had a Root Beer Pulled Pork simmering away in the slow cooker.

I will tell you right now that I am NOT a fan of root beer, I do not like it, I do not drink it and I don't even like the smell of it, so I'm sure you're wondering what ever would possess me to cook with it.....well the answer is simple, it sounded good, my family likes root beer and I love them???

Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

First time I made it, it turned out AMAZING, so delicious, very smokey and barbecuey (I know that's not a word).  So it's now one of my favorite ways to make pulled pork sandwiches.

Super easy to throw together, really you must try it and if you don't like root beer, don't worry you won't even taste it.
Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Root Beer Pulled Pork


2 lb boneless pork roast
1 can of root beer (or 12 oz.)
1 barbecue bottle (18 oz.)

Put everything into the slow cooker. Cook on LOW for 6 hours.

When ready, just shred the pork and serve on buns, or whatever bread you wish, we actually like it on sliced bread.

What I like doing is leaving some of the pork in chunks, so I don't shred it all. Then I pile it on one half of the bread, then take the other half and dip lightly into the sauce in the slow cooker, now don't DUNK it in there, just a quick, gentle dip, you just want to get that side of the bread nice and covered with the sauce.

This is SO good!

Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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