Thursday, March 24, 2011

Crock Pot: Root Beer Pulled Pork

This is a favorite at my house.  Root beer pulled pork! I made it for my AXO buddies last weekend and then served the leftovers at Mata's birthday party at school (well I sent them...)!   It's super easy, and uses the crock pot... my favorite tool. 

What you need... 
  • 3-5 lb. lean pork sholder
  • 2 cans of root beer
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1-2 sweet onions (we love the onions after simmering all day!)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
For the Sauce:
  • 1 jar of chili sauce 
  • 1 can of root beer

Combine all of the ingredients in the crock pot.  I put the meat in first, then add the garlic, then the salt and pepper.  After dicing the onions, place them on top.   Lastly, add in 2 cans of REGULAR root beer.  Simmer on low for 8-10 hours.

After 8-10 hours, shred your pork and let it sit in the yummy juices.  

While it is soaking in all of the yummy juices make your sauce.   In a saucepan, combine 1 bottle of chili sauce and 1 can of root beer.   Bring to a boil, stirring often.  Once it boils, reduce heat to medium and keep stirring frequently.   The sauce will start to thicken.  Then after about a 1/2 hour or the sauce is as thick as you'd like it, it's ready.

Remove your pulled pork and onions from the crock pot with tongs.  Then pour your sauce over the pork and serve.  We usually like to eat it as sandwiches with tasty Hawaiian Bread Buns.

I hope you enjoy it!   Happy Spring BREAK!!! 

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