This slow cooker root beer pork is so flavorful and delicious!
This Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork is going to be the hit of your next BBQ and you won’t have to heat up the kitchen with the oven! Pork slow cooks until falling apart in a sauce of root beer and bbq sauce with a few seasonings. This is so delicious and perfect piled high on soft buns with coleslaw.
There is nothing I love more an easy dinner that I can just throw in the slow cooker that everyone will love and this bbq pulled pork fit the bill.
I love that I can just throw everything in the slow cooker and have a delicious, flavorful dinner that everyone really enjoys. Whenever I find a dinner that everyone in my house eats I get happy! And for it to be in the slow cooker? That’s a double win for me!
This pulled pork just falls apart! This cooks up in a flavorful sauce of bbq sauce, root beer and some great seasonings.
I love that you can customize this to your family’s taste, make it spicier, sweeter, add your favorite seasonings, you can totally make this recipe your own.
Can we also take a minute to talk about how budget-friendly this dinner is? Everyone is feeling the pinch with the grocery prices right now and you can’t get much cheaper than a dinner with just a few ingredients. This dinner makes a ton so you can stretch it into two dinner. So this is a fabulous dinner when you are trying to save a few pennies.
Next time you want a family-friendly dinner even the pickiest kids will love throw these ingredients together and let the slow cooker take care of the rest!
I promise your whole family will love these Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork.
You will want to make this dinner again and again! We do!
You will love this recipe because it is
- Easy and fast.
- Family friendly.
- Budget friendly.
- Full of flavor.
- A set it and forget it meal.
- Perfect for weeknights.
My favorite slow cooker for this recipe is this Hamilton Beach one.
Can I use any other protein?
Yes, you could use boneless skinless chicken thighs, boneless skinless chicken breasts or even a beef chuck roast. Just adjust cooking times accordingly.
What should I serve this with?
We loved this piled high on fluffy buns with coleslaw but it is also great over white rice or in baked potatoes.
Can I make this more spicy?
You can add red pepper flakes, jalapenos or sriracha to give this a kick.
●Boneless pork shoulder butt roast- This is what I like to use but you can use your favorite cut of pork for making pulled pork.
● Root beer- Use your favorite brand, I have not tested this with diet so I am not sure well that will work.
● BBQ sauce- Use whatever brand and flavor you like.
● Onion powder- You can use sliced fresh onion if you like.
● Garlic salt- I like to use Lawrys.
● Cajun seasoning- This adds a little flavor and a bit of heat.
● Smoked paprika- I love using the smoked kind to give the meat a little smokiness.
● Coleslaw- This is optional but it is soo good on bbq sandwiches.
How to make this Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork
- FULL RECIPE BELOW
- Place the pork into the slow cooker.
- Cover the pork roast with the seasonings.
- Pour the root beer into the slow cooker.
- Pour half of the bottle of bbq sauce over the pork.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until the meat is falling apart.
- Discard any fat from the pork.
- Shred the pork.
- Add the rest of the bbq sauce and stir to combine.
Want more Slow Cooker dinners? Check these out!
- Slow Cooker Gyros
- Slow Cooker French Dip Sloppy Joes
- Slow Cooker Mississippi Sloppy Joes
- Slow Cooker Italian Beef
- ● 3-4 pound boneless pork shoulder butt roast
- ● 12 ounces root beer
- ● 18 ounce bottle bbq sauce
- ● 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ● 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- ● 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
- ● 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ● Coleslaw for topping, optional
- ● Buns
1. Place the pork into the slow cooker.
2. Cover the pork roast with the seasonings.
3. Pour the root beer into the slow cooker.
4. Pour half of the bottle of bbq sauce over the pork.
5. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until the meat is falling apart.
6. Discard any fat from the pork.
7. Shred the pork.
8. Add the rest of the bbq sauce and stir to combine.
● You can use a variety of different pork roasts for this recipe just adjust the
cooking time to accommodate your roast.
● Use your favorite bbq sauce, spicy bbq sauce would be great on this!
● You can spice this up by adding red pepper flakes while cooking.
● Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.