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!

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Root Beer Barbecue Sauce

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  • Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes


Perfect to serve for a party, take to a potluck or pack in a picnic. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com


  • 1 (2 1/2 to 3 pound) boneless pork sirloin roast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 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
  • 810 hamburger buns


  1. Trim fat from meat, if necessary cut in half to fit into slow cooker
  2. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil and brown meat on all sides, transfer meat to slow cooker
  4. Add onions, 1 cup of Root Beer, Beef Broth and garlic
  5. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours


  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together 3 cups Root Beer and Chili Sauce
  2. Bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer uncovered for about 30 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 2 cups, stirring occasionally


  1. When meat is done, transfer to cutting board, using two forks, pull meat apart into shreds
  2. Serve on buns with lettuce and tomato and Root Beer Barbecue Sauce on the side (we used a squeeze bottle)


Make Ahead – Transfer pork mixture to airtight container, cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Or transfer to freezer container, cover and freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in fridge before serving. To reheat, transfer pork mixture to a saucepan, cover and heat over medium-low heat. If necessary, add 2-4 tablespoons water to keep mixture moist.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours

Recipe adapted from Better Homes & Gardens Make & Take Magazine




  1. Sounds great, I love Root Beer and want to try making this, but one question: what is Chili Sauce?

    • Hi Ben, Chili Sauce is sold near the ketchup, it comes in a glass bottle.
      Let us know what you think after trying the recipe. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Barbara Mathis Reply

    I’m making this delicious sounding pulled pork as we speak! Just put it all in the crock pot. I was wondering if I could shred the pork and then just add the root beer sauce and mix it up? I know I can do that, but would it be too strong? I really don’t want to bring it to this party in a bottle.

    • Hi Barbara, we didn’t make it that way, but I don’t see why you couldn’t.
      Happy Cooking!

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