Root Beer Pulled Pork With Root Beer BBQ Sauce

Root Beer Pulled Pork With Root Beer BBQ Sauce
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Root beer, like other sodas, makes a great marinade for meat. This recipe capitalizes on the unique flavor by doubling down in the meat and the sauce. This recipe is courtesy of Imperial Sugar.
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Root Beer Pulled Pork with Root Beer BBQ Sauce
Total time: 5.15 hours
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup imperial sugar dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 pound boneless center cut pork loin
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle root beer
  • 1 cup root beer
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoon imperial sugar dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  1. Place onions and garlic in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Combine the sugar, salt and pepper in a bowl and coat the meat with the mixture.
  3. Place the meat in the slow cooker on top of the onions.
  4. Pour the root beer around the sides of the slow cooker.
  5. Cook on high for four to five hours until the meat is tender and pulls apart easily.
  6. Shred the meat with a fork and mix it in with the juices to keep it tender.
  7. Serve on a bun.
  8. Store airtight for up to three days.
  9. Place all the ingredients in a medium saucepot and stir until combined.
  10. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  11. Drizzle the BBQ sauce on top of the pork to serve.
  12. Store airtight for up to two weeks.