I thought, why haven't I ever tried to make pulled pork? I love it, and I've only had it a few times in my life. I searched for pulled pork recipes on Allrecipes.com, my favorite recipe website. Whenever I want to attempt making a meal I've never tried before, I search there first and sort my results by rating. Then, I read a lot of the user comments to see how they improved the recipe. Here's what I ended up creating:
- 4 lb. pork shoulder, fresh or thawed
- 24 oz. of root beer
- 18 oz. bottle of BBQ sauce
Cook on low for 6 hours. Halfway through cooking, flip the pork one more time so each side can cook in the root beer. When the 6 hours is up, drain the root beer from the crock pot. I did this by removing the pork, placing it in a pyrex dish, and dumping the root beer from the crock pot.
If there is a bone in your pork shoulder, remove it. This should be fairly easy because the pork will slide right off the bone. Place the pork back in the crockpot, shred it up with two forks as much as you'd like, and stir in the BBQ sauce. Cook for another hour. I used Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory and Brown Sugar sauce, and it was amazing. This recipe isn't too saucy, which is prefect for us. If you like a ton of sauce, I'd suggest using two bottles.
Serve the pork on your favorite buns or rolls. I don't quite know the servings on this, but it's a lot. We are big eaters and this made enough for seconds and leftovers. This would be great for a summer party, and it's nice because the crock pot won't heat up your house.
If you'd like to see the recipe I adapted mine from, click here. She uses a 2 pound tenderloin, which reduces the fat, but you'll pay more and reduce the number of servings.