Pulled Pork with Root Beer Sauce
Look for root beer concentrate in the spice section
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 8 to 10 hours (low) or 4 to 5 hours (high)
1 2 1/2- to 3-pound pork sirloin roast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon cooking oil
2 medium onions, cut into thin wedges
1 cup root beer*
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups root beer* (two 12-ounce cans or bottles)
1 cup bottled chili sauce
1/4 teaspoon root beer concentrate (optional)
Several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)
8 to 10 hamburger buns, split (toasted, if desired)
Lettuce leaves (optional)
Tomato slices (optional)
1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3 1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle meat with the salt and pepper. In a large skillet brown meat on all sides in hot oil. Drain off fat. Transfer meat to cooker. Add onion, the 1 cup root beer, and the garlic.
2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
3. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan stir together the 3 cups root beer and the chili sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 2 cups. If desired, add root beer concentrate and hot pepper sauce.
4. Transfer meat to a cutting board or serving platter. Using a slotted spoon, transfer onion to serving platter; discard cooking juices. Using 2 forks, pull meat apart into shreds.If desired, line buns with lettuce leaves and tomato slices. Place meat and onion on rolls. Drizzle meat with some of the root beer sauce. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Nutrition Facts (per serving):
433 calories, 12 (g) total fat (3 (g) saturated fat), 89 (mg) cholesterol, 877 (mg) sodium, 45 (g) carbohydrates, 3 (g) dietary fiber, 35 (g) protein.
4% vitamin A, 14% vitamin C, 10% calcium, 17% iron.
1 Other Carbohydrates
4 Lean Meat
*Note: Do not use diet root beer.
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