Fall is the season of slow cookers, cozy sweatshirts, and football games. There is a unique twist on a classic recipe by using the popular adult beverage Not Your Father’s Root Beer for this pulled pork recipe.
Toss it in the crock-pot to make a sweet and savory dish just right for serving at your next football party or drag your slow cooker down to the tailgating party. If you want, you can even freeze this recipe into smaller portions for quick and easy meals whenever you want.
The alcohol in the root beer cooks out while leaving the meat so tender that it can literally be torn apart with your bare hands.
Even if you opt for a cheaper cut of meat to make sure you get the most value for your money, there will still be a distinct flavor left behind that is suitable for serving to a crowd.
To add plenty of flavor and create your own twist to this slow cooker pulled pork. The recipe works well with a bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce, but you can substitute any barbecue sauce you enjoy. To really enhance the taste, I recommend making your own homemade barbecue sauce. Try one of my BBQ sauce recipes below:
- Sweet and Zesty Garlic Barbecue Sauce
- Easy Hickory Barbecue Sauce
- Jack Danel’s Barbecue Sauce
- Blue Moon Hickory Barbecue Sauce
- Frank’s RedHot Barbecue Sauce
If you want this root beer pulled pork recipe to have a bit of a kick, you can add red pepper flakes to make it just the right amount of spicy.
Make your own crockpot pulled pork
- 4lb Pork Roast
- 1/2 Bottle Not Your Father’s Root Beer
- Bbq Sauce
Not Your Fathers Pulled Pork
- Place pork roast in crockpot.
- Pour 1/2 bottle of Not Your Father’s Root Beer into the crockpot.
- Cook on low 8hr.
- Take a fork and shred the pork
- Smother in BBQ sauce
- Serve on buns and enjoy!
Serve this pulled pork with
The possibilities for serving these sandwiches are truly endless, and you can serve them as regular pulled pork sandwiches as well. In our family, we like to make kid-sized sliders by sprinkling this on Hawaiian sweet rolls.
I think a sweetbread makes a really nice complement to this recipe for pulled pork. Add these to your favorite game-day sides like Baked Mac and Cheese or baked beans.
Pulled pork goes great with things like onion rings and french fries along with some of your favorite cookout side dishes like potato salad.