Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Pork simmered in root beer makes all the difference. Topped with your favorite BBQ sauce, it’s sure to bring rave reviews.

Here are the deal folks! Most would agree that using a pork tenderloin for pulled pork is not a good idea. Cheaper cuts of pork work just the same and have tons of flavor! I used a 4-pound shoulder cut (also called Boston butt). It was only $5, whereas a 2 pound cut of tenderloin was $10! I cooked in the slow cooker for 7 hours, pulled it apart and mixed with Sweet Baby Ray’s Hot and Spicy sauce, and then cooked for another hour. I served them on Kaiser rolls with coleslaw and homemade fries from this site. Amazing!!

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 7 hrs Total: 7 hrs 10 mins Servings: 8


1 (2 pounds) pork tenderloin

1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle root beer

1 (18 ounces) bottle your favorite barbecue sauce

8 hamburger buns, split and lightly toasted


Place the pork tenderloin in a slow cooker; pour the root beer over the meat. Cover and cook on low until well cooked and the pork shreds easily, 6 to 7 hours. Note: the actual length of time may vary according to individual slow cooker. Drain well. Stir in barbecue sauce. Serve over hamburger buns.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 335 calories; 5 g total fat; 49 mg cholesterol; 990 mg sodium. 49.4 g carbohydrates; 21.2 g protein.