Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

111 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    6 h 15 m
  • Ready In

    15 h 5 m
strayredbolt
Recipe by  strayredbolt

“This is a sweet and savory pulled pork that combines many techniques for the best flavor. The slow cooker makes the meat fall off the bone!”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

  1. Place the pork shoulder roast into a large plastic bag, pour 1 cup of root beer over the meat, and squeeze out all the air from the bag. Seal the bag closed, and refrigerate 6 hours to overnight.
  2. The next day, mix together the light brown sugar, kosher salt, black pepper, paprika, dry mustard, onion powder, garlic salt, celery salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg in a bowl.
  3. Remove the meat from the marinade, and shake off the excess. Rub the meat all over with the spice mixture, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  4. Mix together the balsamic vinegar, 1 1/2 cups of root beer, whiskey, and brown sugar in a bowl, and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  5. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and sear the meat on all sides until the meat develops a brown crust, about 3 minutes per side. Place the seared meat into a slow cooker. Pour the balsamic vinegar-root beer mixture over the meat, set the slow cooker to High, and cook for 6 to 8 hours.
  6. Remove the roast from the slow cooker, and shred with 2 forks. Discard the bones and all but 1 cup of the liquid in the slow cooker. Return the shredded meat to the cooker, mix in the barbecue sauce, and let sit on Low until ready to serve. Serve piled on buns.

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strayredbolt
233

strayredbolt

If you are not following the steps I really don’t think it is fair for you to rate the recipe. All reviews are helpful, but rating a recipe poorly after you clearly state that you didn’t follow the steps seems a little unfair.

Auntie M
132

Auntie M

This was excellent, ingredient-wise, but written with far more steps than necessary. I skipped the marinating and browning steps entirely with excellent results, and just added the spices and seasonings to the liquid in which the pork was slow-cooked. I may reduce the amount of cinnamon next time I make it, though. My husband couldn't stop raving about this one!

dblopa4
129

dblopa4

ONE OF THE BEST PULLED PORK RECIPES I HAVE EVER HAD! didn't use the whiskey and it tasted great....i am from GA and have had MANY bbq pork dinners....NONE as good as this!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 485 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 19.1 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs
  • 45.5 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 28.5 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 985 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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