Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
This recipe is so simple, and SO RIDICULOUSLY delicious. Root beer, BBQ and red onions take this pork to the next level. Serve it with some Coleslaw on the side, or on top and KABOOM.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) pork roast
  • 1/2 - small red onion(s)
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - 12 oz can(s) root beer
  • 16 - oz. BBQ sauce
  • 8 - hamburger buns**
  • Side: - Coleslaw salad kit**
  • Side: - chips**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Thinly slice the red onion.
  2. Place the pork roast and red onion slices in the base of the slow cooker and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour the root beer and BBQ sauce over the pork roast. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours.
  3. Prepare the Coleslaw salad just before serving.
  4. Once the pork roast is cooked, shred the meat with 2 forks and toss with the sauce. Spoon shredded pork onto hamburger buns and top with Coleslaw.
  5. Serve Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork with chips.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Thinly slice 1 small red onion.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. pork roast
  • Half of the red onion slices
  • Salt and pepper
  • 12 oz. can root beer
  • 16 oz. bottle BBQ sauce

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours.

Special notes

Serve these on Kaiser rolls or onion topped buns for fuller flavor. Also, you could substitute the root beer for Dr. Pepper soda.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides and dairy-free Cole slaw.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free buns or over other gluten-free side like rice.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, shred the meat with 2 forks. Spoon onto hamburger buns and top with Cole slaw.
Serve with chips.

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