Root Beer Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork: a sweet and tangy dinner idea with less than 5 minutes prep! #slowcooker

Slow Cooker meals are my go-to dinners of choice, year round. In the winter, I love the comfort food and the smell of a roast cooking all day long! In the summer, I love having a good hearty meal, without turning on my oven!

Today, not only am I sharing a delicious Pulled Pork recipe, but one lucky reader will win the Ninja Cooking System. I was fortunate to be able to review this first! My old slow cooker is 18yrs old, it was a wedding gift. While it still works, there is one knob, with four functions…high, low, serve, off.

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork: a sweet and tangy dinner idea with less than 5 minutes prep! #slowcooker

But first, before we talk about the awesome cooking system, let’s talk pork. It’s the forgotten meat. I know many people think “dry meat” when they think of pork. If cooked properly, pork can be incredible juicy and moist!

I’ve been wanting to try Root Beer Pulled Pork for several years. However, whenever I pull out my pork tenderloins, I always go with a spicy dinner. I’m so glad I finally got around to making this pulled pork recipe. It’s so moist and delicious. The sweetness from the root beer really shines through. We used Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce, but something with a little more spice would have been an even better choice! But, that’s just because I like spicy food.

Ninja System

Using the Ninja Cooking System was so fun. I began by reading the manual (something my husband would never do!)! This powerful appliance can roast, slow cook and bake.

BAKE?!?! I’m totally intrigued by this, but I haven’t done it yet! It even came with a mini cupcake tray that fits inside. Crazy right?

Well, today, you all can enter to win one of these for yourselves (or give it to someone you love)! Be sure to scroll down for the recipe and the Rafflecopter (to enter the giveaway)!!

Oh, and before I forget, don’t even bother using liners for this slow cooker! The inside is non-stick and comes clean in a jiffy! Seriously, it was amazingly easy to clean….

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Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork: a sweet and tangy dinner idea with less than 5 minutes prep! #slowcooker

Yield: serves 6-8

Root Beer Pulled Pork

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours


  • 2 lb pork tenderloins
  • 12oz Root Beer
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (any variety)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper


  1. In a slow cooker, whisk together the root beer, BBQ sauce, salt and pepper. Add pork tenderloins. Heat on low for about 8 hours. Shred pork with two forks.
  2. Serve on a bun with additional BBQ sauce, if desired.
  3. ENJOY!

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Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork: a sweet and tangy dinner idea with less than 5 minutes prep! #slowcooker

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Posted on July 16, 2013

Comments & Reviews

    1. For this recipe, I like cooking the pork in the sauce, because that sweet root beer adds flavor!

  1. I love BBQ and would love to try the root beer BBQ recipe. That Ninja slow cooker sounds like it’s just the slow cooker I need. I wash my slow cookers by hand but after awhile the crock pot always ends up with a moly looking residue after it dries. I don’t understand why ! This cooker with its easy cleanup might be just the trick. Maybe it won’t collect a residue like the others. I don’t know how many I’ve had to throw away. Where do they sell the slow cookers by Ninja. I’d love one. You can bake and make cupcakes too ! Wow !!

  2. Is that pork tenderloin. Picture on Facebook, it looks like shoulder or butt. Can’ wait to try it either way. Slow cook also corned be and cabbage, chili, pot roast and vegetables, all yummy.

    1. It is a tenderloin, but shoulder or butt would definitely work (possibly even better as they get even more tender!!)

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