December 19, 2012

Crockpot Rootbeer Pulled Pork


Last weekend we hosted our first Christmas Party. Of course, I couldn't just let it be a simple Christmas gathering so we called it Holiday Hoopla at The Hoods and asked everyone to wear their tacky Christmas sweaters. I knew about 25 people were coming and I was doing most of the cooking. When I cook for a crowd I always use my amazing crockpot! Saves me so much time and stress! I ended up borrowing 3 other crockpots and made Pineapple Baked Beans, Creamy Hot Chocolate, and of course  
Rootbeer Pulled Pork.
I love this pork because it's got a great flavor and is super juicy with just 4 ingredients!

 
 
I cooked 2 4lb pork roasts for the party. I would say each roast shredded will feed about 10 people. 
You can serve alone or on buns as sandwiches. 
 Crockpot Rootbeer Pulled Pork
  • 1 4 lb pork tenderloin (or shoulder)
  • 1 liter Root Beer – estimated
  • 1 large onion – sliced
  • 1 24 oz bottle your favorite barbecue sauce
  • 8-12 hamburger buns, split and toasted
Instructions
  1. Trim all visible fat from the pork.
  2. Place the pork in the bottom of the crock pot. Poor rootbeer over until the meat is completely covered.
  3. Add the sliced onion on top.
  4. Cover and cook on low until well cooked and the pork shreds easily, about 6 to 7 hours.
  5. When the meat is cooked through and it falls apart, drain half the root beer. (I leave some root beer to keep the pork moist).
  6. Using two forks, shred the pork into bite size pieces.
  7. You can choose to drain all the root beer and stir in the barbecue sauce or I like to serve the sauce on the side and let everyone add it themselves.
  8. Serve on hamburger buns (optional). 
 





   

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