Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork with Root Beer Sauce

Make melt-in-your mouth pork for easy sandwiches with a surprising secret ingredient--taste it and you'll be a believer.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
boneless pork loin roast (3 lb)
2
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cans (12 oz each) root beer (3 cups)
1
bottle (12 oz) chili sauce
1/2
teaspoon salt
12
sandwich buns
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over high heat. Cook pork roast in oil 6 to 10 minutes or until brown on all sides.
  • 2 In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, place pork roast, 2 teaspoon salt, the pepper, onion and 1 cup of the root beer. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 3 About 30 minutes before serving, in 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, heat remaining 2 cups root beer, the chili sauce and 1/2 teaspoon salt to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is glossy and reduced to 2 1/2 to 3 cups.
  • 4 Remove pork from slow cooker, discarding cooking liquid. Shred pork, using 2 forks to pull pork apart. Stir in chili sauce mixture. To serve, spoon about 1/2 cup pork mixture in each bun.

Expert Tips

Do not use diet root beer for this recipe.

For more root beer flavor, stir 1/4 teaspoon root beer concentrate into chili sauce mixture.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
1130mg
1130%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.