Yield: 12 servings

Root Beer Pulled Pork

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes

A slow cooker and a handful of ingredients are all you need to make Root Beer Pulled Pork. This tender fall-apart pork is begging to be piled onto buns and served with coleslaw! You'll love this flavorful BBQ inspired meal.


  • 3 lb pork shoulder
  • 12 oz Root Beer
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (any variety)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ΒΌ teaspoon ground black pepper


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


  • Whisk together the marinade first. Add all the sauce ingredients and the root beer to the bottom of your slow cooker. Whisk them together before adding the pork so the meat gets evenly marinated.
  • Shred with forks. After the pork is done cooking, remove it from the pot and shred it in a separate bowl. Then, add it back to the slow cooker to recombine with the marinade.
  • Substitute. Use Coca-Cola instead of root beer for a similar flavor and texture!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 428mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 27g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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