This delightful pulled pork recipe is broiled in one of my favorite sodas, root beer. Coke would make a good replacement if you are not a fan of this drink. Cooking time may vary depending on the meat and the slow cooker used.
2 lbs. whole pork tenderloin
1 12oz. can or bottle root beer
1 18oz. bottle barbecue sauce
8 hamburger buns, split and lightly toasted
Ground pepper to taste
Put the pork tenderloin in the slow cooker. Slice it if it does not fit. Pour the root beer over the meat. Cover and cook it on low for six to seven hours or until the pork falls apart easily. By this time the root beer should have caramelized. Do not let it dry up, so add more if needed. Let the cooked pork cool completely and then shred it. If there is still some liquid, drain it well. Place the shredded pork in a bowl and then add the barbecue sauce. Stir. Â Season it with ground pepper. Â Â Reheat the pork after shredding if desired. Divide the meat among the hamburger buns and serve immediately with coleslaw or fries.
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