Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork

  • Recipe By
  • Published Mar 28th
  • Ready In8h 15m
  • Servings10
  • Calories345
This simple slow cooker pulled pork recipe is big hit with my family of picky eaters. For a spicy kick, mix 1 part Frank's® RedHot® Buffalo sauce and 1 part of your favorite mustard-based BBQ sauce. You can use a pork loin instead of pork shoulder, if desired. Combine with your favorite BBQ sauce and enjoy.

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork for 10 servings:

  • 1 (4 pound) pork shoulder roast
  • 2 tablespoons coarse kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle root beer
  • 1 (4 fluid ounce) bottle liquid smoke flavoring, or to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook8h
  • Ready In8h 15m

To cook Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork is about 8 hours , and you can serve your Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork within 8 hours 15 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork easily:

  1. 1 Place pork roast in a slow cooker, rub with salt, and pour root beer, liquid smoke, and garlic over the top.
  2. 2 Cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours. Remove pork to a bowl. Strain liquid through a fine-mesh strainer; discard liquid or save for another use (see Editor's Note). Add garlic cloves back to to pork. Shred pork using two forks. Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce.


  • Nutrition:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of cooking liquid. The actual amount of cooking liquid consumed will vary.
  • Editor's Note:
  • To store leftover pulled pork, add a little of the reserved cooking liquid and store in the refrigerator. Reheat in cooking liquid to keep pork from drying out.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 345 calories; 27.8 grams of fat; 4.3 grams of carbohydrates; 18.6 grams of protein; 72 milligrams of cholesterol; 1211 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jul 13th 2017

    I find this very dry...

  2. Jul 13th 2017

    It was bland but tender. I will make it again and kick it up a notch!

  3. Jun 13th 2016

    I didn't see the point of adding root beer. It didn't taste any different than just slow cooking it. There wasn't any added flavoring to it. BUT, on the other hand - I was able to shred i ...

  4. May 31st 2016

    It was good but I did not think the root beer added a whole lot of flavor.

  5. May 23rd 2016

    This was my first pulled pork recipe I've ever made, and it was good. I'm not a huge pork fan, but family likes it and wanted something simple on a warm summer day to throw together. I used ...

  6. Nov 7th 2015

    This is my family's very favorite pulled pork recipe. I really like the fact that it's a "dump" recipe - just add ingredients, set cooker, and go.

  7. Sep 16th 2015

    I loved it. I am going to make it again because my sister does not like meat and she loved it also my other sister liked it and she is very picky with what she gets.

  8. Sep 1st 2015

    I am making it again right now. It was delicious, juicy, and very easy. I'm going to add onions to the pot this time and maybe a couple of potatoes cut into chunks to cook at the same time.

  9. Feb 11th 2015

    4 fluid ounces of a good quality liquid smoke is way too much. 1 teaspoon is plenty enough for 4 pounds of pork. I'm going with the spicy kick next time.