Root Beer Barbecued Pork Sandwiches – Easy in the Crock Pot!

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I use my crock pot a lot. On those hot days that you don’t want to turn the oven on and you just don’t feel like grilling, the old slow cooker can turn out a delicious meal. The sweetness from the root beer just brings out that smoky barbecue flavor like nothing else! This one requires you do more to it during the cooking than most “dump it in the pot” recipes, but it’s well worth the work.

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And I suggest you buy a 4 to 6 pack of that really good root beer. You can drink it while it’s all cooking!

Here’s How to Do it:

Place the pork, root beer, garlic salt and lemon pepper in the crock pot. Turn the crock pot to high and cook for about 20 minutes.

Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook.

At about 2-1/2 hours after you have turned the heat to high, add 1/2 cup barbecue sauce and 1 teaspoon liquid smoke.

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Cook for another five hours, then add remaining ingredients except the rest of the barbecue sauce.

Continue to cook on low for another hour, or until the pork falls apart easily.

In a small sauce pan, heat the remaining sauce with 1/2 cup of the sauce in the crock pot .

Serve on warm or toasted buns

with hot pork

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and barbecue sauce.  Goes great with coleslaw!

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Root Beer Barbecue Pork Sandwiches - Easy in the Crock Pot!

Barbecued pork in the crock pot. The root beer gives it a sweetness that nothing else can. Simply delicious!

Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course, main dish, sandwich
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: barbecue, barbecue sauce, bbq, pork, root beer
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 6 - 8 large buns - I used potato buns
  • 2 pounds boneless pork butt, Use about a pound more if there is a bone in it.
  • 12-oz bottle root beer use a high quality soda
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 cup bottled barbecue sauce
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 2 Tablespoons Frank's hot sauce (Or any high vinegar hot sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup bacon fat (optional - but it does give it a lot of flavor)
Instructions
  1. Place the pork, root beer, garlic salt and lemon pepper in the crock pot. Turn the crock pot to high and cook for about 20 minutes.

  2. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook.

  3. At about 2-1/2 hours after you have turned the heat to high, add 1/2 cup barbecue sauce and 1 teaspoon liquid smoke.

  4. Cook for another five hours, then add remaining ingredients except the rest of the barbecue sauce.

  5. Continue cooking on low for another hour, or until the pork falls apart easily.

  6. In a small sauce pan, heat the remaining sauce with 1/2 cup of the sauce in the crock pot .

  7. Serve on warm buns with hot pork and barbecue sauce. Perfect with a serving of coleslaw!

Recipe Notes

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3 Responses to Root Beer Barbecued Pork Sandwiches – Easy in the Crock Pot!

  1. Irene says:

    This looks and sounds so good, Helen, I’ll have to try it soon!

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