Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Slow-cooked Pulled Pork

When I was growing up, the only slow cooker in the house was my mom. She would stew meat on the stove for hours on end, carefully watching it to make sure that the meat cooked slowly and stayed juicy until it was fork tender. Now, you can just throw everything in one pot, plug it in and you have 6 or more hours to do whatever.

Recently, I found a new recipe for pulled pork and it seems to be a big hit with everyone. There are only 3 main ingredients so it doesn't get any easier than this. I know everyone is big on grilling outside right now but it's nice to have an addition to the menu that you can set and forget.

Pulled Pork Sliders

  • 1 (2 pound) pork tenderloin
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle root beer
  • salt & pepper
  • dash of garlic powder
  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle your favorite barbecue sauce
  • 12 slider buns, split
Place the pork tenderloin in a slow cooker; sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder, pour the root beer over the meat. Cover and cook on low until well cooked and the pork shreds easily, 6 to 7 hours. Drain well. Shred pork with a fork and stir in your favorite barbecue sauce. Serve over slider buns.


  1. OMG I can't read your blog this late at night. It makes me want to pig out.

  2. I'm starving and its only 7:55am. Joe? What are we doing for lunch today?

    Thanks D'eva!

    Miss you and your amazing family dinners.

  3. I made this today for an impromptu picnic on Roosevelt island and everyone thought it was delicious. Never would've guessed cooking with root beer :)