Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe

5 from 3 votes

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This Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe is the best! The mix of root beer and BBQ sauce gives the pork all the good flavors.

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Let’s talk about this Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe that can be found in The Recipe Girl Cookbook.

Lori {who is Recipe Girl} wrote her cookbook a while ago and only now have I had the chance to look through it all very thoroughly and actually enjoy some of the recipes. I liked this pulled pork so much that I had to post about it!

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My husband is a bit of a pulled pork freak. He knows a good pulled pork from a bad one. And this my friends is a good one! I think the root beer + BBQ sauce combo is what makes these slow-cooked sandwiches so magical. Or that could be the drugs talking……

But, I’m pretty sure these are the bomb.

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Moreover, if you have company coming into town for certain holidays this month or next, this would be a great set-it-and-forget-it easy meal. Slow-cookers to the rescue!

For more yummy recipes, check out or purchase her book here. {Would make a great stocking stuffer! Just sayin’…}

Printable recipe below! Hope you have a better weekend that I will have. Odds are, you will!

5 from 3 votes

Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe is the best! The mix of root beer and BBQ sauce gives the pork all the good flavors.
servings 10 servings
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 hrs
Total Time 10 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 5-6 lb bone-in pork shoulder butt roast
  • 1 1 ounce envelope dried onion soup mix
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 12 ounce can root beer
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce divided
  • 10 regular-size hamburger buns


  • Rub with onion soup mix, salt and pepper. Place pork butt into slow cooker. Top with root beer and 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce. Cover and cook on low for 10 hours or until pork is very tender, falls apart and shreds easily.
  • Remove meat from slow cooker. Pour out and discard all but 3/4 cup juices. Use 2 forks to shred meat, discarding any extra fatty pieces.
  • Place meat back into slow cooker with reserved juices. Add remaining BBQ sauce and stir to combine. Cover and heat through 15-20 minutes more. Serve on warmed hamburger buns with coleslaw, if desired.


Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 1388mg | Potassium: 794mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pulled Pork Sandwiches
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Easy BBQ Pulled Pork

Carolina BBQ Pulled Pork Frito Bites

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Crispy Cheese Pulled Pork Tacos with Sesame Slaw

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  1. Susan Marie

    I got to be transferred by ambulance a year ago from our rural hospital to a larger one, about an hour’s ride. And my EMT’s were pretty hunky-looking. However, I had been the lunch lady of one of them in high school, and he must have liked me, for he constantly inquired as to my comfort the whole way and offered to give me more morphine if I wanted. 🙂
    The pulled pork sounds delicious. I think I’ll try it with a spicy bbq sauce!

  2. Michele {Delish Dishes From Michele}

    5 stars
    Yuck! No fun with the hospital visit. Hope you get to feeling better soon!

    My husband LOVES pulled pork as well, and I happen to LOVE slow cooker recipes, so this may just be a match made in Heaven for our house! I will need to try this recipe! Thanks for the post 🙂


  3. Kathleen

    I am totally laughing right now! You are too funny. I am sorry that your in pain. 🙁
    I too took an ambulance ride and did not have the “Grey’s Anatomy” experience. What did happen was a few days later, after being diagnosed with acute Diverticulitis, I was given a colonoscopy (!!!) by the best looking doctor around!

  4. Pat

    5 stars
    By Monday the anti’s will have worked their magic…… YAH!!!!!! Been there done that. All will be well.

    There could be nothing wrong with the Root Beer Pulled Pork. Root Beer is the only soft drink we have in the house, ever, and will definitely use one of them on our next pulled pork sandwiches. Thank you for sharing.

    Also: I entirely forgot to thank your Husband for his Service to our Country on Veterans Day. So thank him very much for me (Big Hug!!!)

  5. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Oh my gosh. Sorry to hear about all this. But I think it’s good that your ambulance ride was boring. I think an exciting ambulance ride is not a good thing! Although I certainly wouldn’t mind a good looking doctor or two!

  6. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    That pulled pork looks amazing. I have tried a ton of pulled pork recipes and haven’t loved any of them, so I’ll have to try this one. It looks delicious and quick and easy, so can’t ask for much more! So sorry about the horrid sounding infection – hope you feel better soon!

  7. Susan

    I took an ambulance ride a few years ago. Kidney stones!! Unbelievable pain! Don’t know if the ambulance guys were Grey’s Anatomy worthy or not….too busy being in horrific pain and throwing up! I’m sure I impressed them 🙂 Glad to hear you are on the mend.

    Oh…and this pulled pork sounds like the bomb! I love pulled pork and will be making this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Donna Abell

    I had to leave Disneyworld by ambulance! No one would believe me when I told them Elvis was the EMT. But really, his name was Elvis!!

  9. Karen

    Yes, sorry about the whole ordeal. I personally don’t want anyone who looks good around me when I am sick…and looking at my worst…call me vain. I am glad you are feeling much better and very sorry you had to go through any of that. This looks delicious, and thank your husband for his service to our country also!

  10. Gina

    A friend told me to just put pork and root beer in the crock pot and it was great pulled pork. Didn’t love it but it was better once we put vinegary sauce on it and bbq sauce so might give this a try because I think you’re combo of other favors might help a lot!

  11. Robin

    Grey’s Anatomy! So sorry McDreamy was not there for you! Funniest thing I’ve read this week. Thanks for the laughs and I hope you feel better soon!

  12. Chels R.

    Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry that you had to go through that! It sounds terrible. I had a ruptured cyst on my ovary once and we considered going to the hospital for it, but after some research, not a lot they can do-I literally thought that pain was worse than childbirth.
    Yay for having a hubby who will take care of you though. 🙂

  13. Maria

    Sorry, sorry to hear about your kidney infection. I had one a few years ago. I missed an entire week of week, went back to doctors -3X in one week. It’s no fun at all. I hope you are feeling better. My daughter took an ambulance ride last spring – no Grey’s Anatomy look a-likes either. Pulled port looks yummy!

  14. Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life

    Oh! I hope you are feeling better soon! I had an emergency gallbladder removal earlier in the year and was driven to the hospital by a pretty hunky guy who stayed with me for the whole day (it’s okay, he’s my significant other).
    I suppose I should thank him for his service (and his love everyday) by making him some root beer pulled pork. He’s going to love it!

  15. Natalie | Paper & Birch

    I’ve been in the ambulance once and nope, nothing like Grey’s at all. Old dude and a burly woman. Total letdown. Wow, I hope you’re feeling better!

  16. Suzanna

    5 stars
    I made these last week and one night we had them as sandwiches with sweet potato fries. So yum!! With the leftovers I made our version of one of my kids my favorite restaurant appetizer called “Man Fries.” It’s a Hawaiian restaurant so they basically pile Kalua Pork onto french fries and cover that with cheese, chopped, green onion, and special sauces. My kids LOVED them with the Rootbeer Pulled Pork! They said they were “as good if not better” than the restaurants! We’ll definitely be making this recipe again and again!

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