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Root Beer Pulled Pork

This Root Beer Pulled Pork recipe is the best! The mix of root beer and BBQ sauce flavored pork is smashed between two buns and eaten as a sandwich!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword root beer pulled pork
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 495kcal


  • 5 lb bone-in pork shoulder butt roast or 6 lb
  • 1 oz dried onion soup mix 1 envelope
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 12 oz root beer 1 can
  • 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