365 Days of Slow Cooking: Day 250: Root Beer Pork

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Day 250: Root Beer Pork


Makes 4-6 servings

2-3 lbs pork roast (picnic, shoulder, butt, boston cuts work the best)
1/2 tsp garlic salt
Pinch pepper
1 onion, sliced
1 (6 oz) can of root beer
1/4 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp quick cooking tapioca 

1.  Sprinkle pork with garlic salt and pepper.
2.  Place onions in bottom of 3-quart slow cooker. Top with pork.
3. Combine remaining ingredients in small bowl and stir with wire whisk until blended. Pour into slow cooker.
4.  Cover and cook on LOW 8-9 hours or until pork is tender. Remove pork and place on cutting board.  Shred it.
5.  Drain the juices and onions from the slow cooker.  Discard the onions.  Reserve the juices.
6.  Place pork back into the slow cooker add as much juices that you desired back into the pork.  Season to taste.
7.  Serve in tortillas or on toasted buns.

Oh yum. This one is a good recipe. I will be making this is the future. The root beer tenderizes the pork and it just shreds very easily. It was excellent on my warmed tortillas with tomatoes, cilantro and cheese. Very good flavor. I like the root beer pork over the coke pork. 4 stars.

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  1. I just made coke pork the other day. Can't wait to try this one. Thanks Karen!!

  2. I made this recipe on Sunday. It was really easy. My husband loved it, and I thought it was pretty good too. We ate it on toasted buns which was great. We will definately be making this one again.