Monday, November 2, 2009

BBQ Pulled Pork

This is a great recipe that practically makes itself. I found pork loin on sale last weekend and was searching for a recipe to make something delicious that my 4 year old would like to eat. It is made in a crock pot and only has 4 ingredients. I have to admit, I was sceptical about it but the finished product exceeded my expectations. Olivia had a pulled pork sandwich for dinner tonight and she cleaned her plate, which almost never happens...She came to me after dinner and said:" Mommy, thank you for dinner! You really know how to make the yummiest food" This is a ringing endorsement from 4 year old if I've ever heard one. Give it a try if you're looking for hands off dinner.

* 1 (4-5 pound) pork loin
* 1 (12 fluid ounce) bottle root beer
* 1 bottle favorite barbecue sauce ( I used Bulls Eye Original)
* Hamburger buns, split and lightly toasted

Place the pork loin in a crock pot and pour the root beer over the meat. Cover and cook on low until well cooked and the pork shreds easily, 8 hours. Drain well. Stir in barbecue sauce. Serve over hamburger buns.


  1. WOW! Sounds great! I think it's good to go with beer.

  2. Sylwia, this sounds very good. I may try this next time I do pulled pork. The one I make is an all day process and I just don't make it as often as my Sweetie-Pi would like because of all the work.

    Just a question. In your narrative you say 5 ingredients, but the ingredient list shows 4, including the hamburger buns.

  3. Thanks so much guys!

    Katy, it should have been 4 instead of 5 ingredients. Thanks for pointing it out! I hope you'll try it and enjoy as much as we did.

  4. Don't you just love the crockpot! Why didn't I use it all those years I worked??? Never mind, it's fun now. I'm waiting for our corn chowder as I type.

  5. It's on my to make list, when we next have to do a takealong. Sounds very yummy! Thanks for double checking the ingredient list for me.

  6. Sounds different, but delicious! Thank God for crock pots!

  7. Ok, so this recipe looked too good to pass up. So, I garnered the ingredients--easy to remember--and planned on making it this morning for tonight's dinner. Unfortunately, the ingredients were easier to remember than the steps involved! I poured everything, including a little onion, into the crockpot (except the buns) and left for work. NOW I notice I was supposed to cook the meat in root beer only...I hope mine turns out as good as yours! We'll see in...9 hrs!!