With the upcoming holidays; Father’s Day and Fourth of July, and all the Potlucks and Picnics I’m sure you will be enjoying over the Summer, you can never have enough easy recipes to serve. These Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Root Beer Barbecue Sauce get their rich flavor from Root Beer and Chili Sauce. And since they are cooked in the Slow Cooker they are also super easy.
When we went shopping for the pork roast for these sandwiches, we discovered that pork is actually cheaper right now than ground beef. We used a boneless pork sirloin roast, and although it was a little over $5 for the roast, it made a lot of sandwich meat.
Serve them on a nice soft bun, with lettuce and tomato, and of course bottled Root Beer too!
- 1 (2½ to 3 pound) boneless pork sirloin roast
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon oil, vegetable or canola
- 2 medium onions, cut into thin wedges
- 1 cup Root Beer
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 cups Beef Broth
- 3 cups Root Beer (two 12 oz cans or bottles)
- 1 cup bottled chili sauce
- 8-10 hamburger buns
- Trim fat from meat, if necessary cut in half to fit into slow cooker
- Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper
- In a large skillet, heat oil and brown meat on all sides, transfer meat to slow cooker
- Add onions, 1 cup of Root Beer, Beef Broth and garlic
- Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours
- In a medium saucepan, stir together 3 cups Root Beer and Chili Sauce
- Bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer uncovered for about 30 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 2 cups, stirring occasionally
- When meat is done, transfer to cutting board, using two forks, pull meat apart into shreds
- Serve on buns with lettuce and tomato and Root Beer Barbecue Sauce on the side (we used a squeeze bottle)
Recipe adapted from Better Homes & Gardens Make & Take Magazine