This is a recipe I heard about a year or so ago. I was really skeptical but had to try it. If it was good then AWESOME if not I would have just ordered pizza. Luckily it was great! I did try it a couple of different ways and found the way I like best. This is also fantastic for potlucks or if you are having a summer get together. Best thing is that it only has a few ingredients! Let’s get started!
Here is what you need
- 2 liter of root beer (or enough to completely cover your roast)
- your favorite BBQ sauce
- pork roast
Normally I use pork tenderloin for this. I personally like it better but Crest had a great sale going on for Pork Shoulder Roast. You can use shoulder, butt, or tenderloin.
Put the roast in the crock pot.
Pour your root beer right on top. It will foam up but that goes away quickly.
Make sure you put enough to completely cover the roast. The original recipe I found only called for 1-2 cups of root beer but, when I made it like that the part of the meat that wasn’t in the root beer turned out dry and didn’t taste as good as the meat that was in the root beer.
Here you can see how much root beer I used. This was a full bottle when I started.
Cover and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours. This does have an odd smell while it is cooking. Nothing bad, just different. Here is what it looks like when you are done.
Take the roast out of the pot, discard the root beer, and shred up the roast.
Now if you aren’t serving this immediately you can put the meat back in the pot (make sure you have dumped out the root beer) and add your favorite sauce. Just make sure you add plenty and put the crock pot on warm. I usually serve it right away so in a bowl I will just add enough BBQ sauce to coat the meat. You can also split the meat up and coat them with different sauces if you are having a get together.
If we were having people over or if I had more time I would make some coleslaw and cornbread muffins to go with this. But of course we didn’t eat till after the baseball game and it was around 8:30 when we got home. So, we just went with some chips on the side.
So there you have it! Easy right?? It’s very yummy too. I’ve always wanted to try making my own BBQ sauce so if you guys have any suggestions on recipes please link them in the comment.
Thanks so much for reading! I hope you guys enjoy this!