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Root Beer Pulled Pork


I don’t like root beer. At all. I’ve tried a similar pork recipe with regular cola, so I pretty much knew going into it that I probably wouldn’t be able to taste the root beer in the finished product. I was right, thankfully. This is a great crock pot recipe using a pork roast, root beer, and other ingredients to make a delicious bbq sauce. We used this to make pulled pork sandwiches, but it would have been equally as good on tortillas.

Root Beer Pulled Pork


Heather @ onceamonthmeals.com, adapted fromĀ 365 Days of Slow Cooking


  • 2 pound pork roast
  • 0.5 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 0.5 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1.25 cups onion, sliced
  • 0.75 cups root beer
  • 0.25 cups ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 0.5 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon flour


Sprinkle roast with garlic salt and pepper. Place in slow cooker. Mix all other ingredients together and pour over roast in crock pot. Cook on low for 8-9 hours. Remove roast and onions. Shred pork and discard onions. Add roast back to sauce in crock pot. Serve with buns and slaw if desired.

Freezing Directions:

Place all ingredients into freezer bag(s). Label and freeze. To serve: thaw in fridge. Place in crockpot and cook on low for 8-9 hours.

Servings: 4


**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

8 Responses to “Root Beer Pulled Pork”

  1. Skirnir Hamilton says:

    Any idea if you can make this with diet rootbeer? I only have diet in the house, but would love to try it sometime.

  2. APRIL says:

    please email response if possible…I am always confused by this…do I put ingredients in bag assembled but raw to freeze or do i cook first, cool and assemble and then cook in crockpot again?

  3. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the clarification. I had assumed that you cooked the pork and put the pulled pork with sauce into the freezer. That way – nothing to cook when you pulled it out!

  4. Christine says:

    What would be a whole foods substitute for the root beer?

    • Kelly says:

      Christine you could find a more natural root beer such as Boylan’s, Zevia or Blue Sky. Look for as little ingredients as possible.

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