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Put Your Best Butt Forward with Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork - by Joanne Kidd

Prep TIme:
10 minutes Serves: 8 - 10

Okay, I don’t personally eat red meat or pork, but the rest of my family enjoys it, so this is a recipe I use for my merry band of pulled pork lovers. I usually like to cook enough to be able to put some aside for freezing because that gives me a dinner-cooking pass to redeem at whim.  

In picking out a pork roast, I like to get a 5 to 6 lb cut of meat. Some butchers call this cut a “shoulder roast” and some call it a “butt roast.”

If one this size isn’t available in the meat case, I ring the bell and get to ask the butcher for a big butt.  Seriously… That’s really fun, and there are two ways of doing this! Option A: “I'm looking for a big butt.” or Option B: “Do you have a big butt?” (After trying option B, though – you’ll probably need to find another butcher.)  

Okay, here's all you’ll need:
1 5 - 6 lb pork shoulder / butt roast
1/2 tbsp dried minced onion
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
16 oz Root Beer
1 18 oz bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey BBQ Sauce

Now, we’re gonna cook some butt. Start by trimming the fat and toning the butt. (Disclaimer: Skechers do not work for this.)

Next, place butt in slow cooker. (Do I need to spell this out, or is somebody going to get their behind stuck in the slow cooker?)

Season with salt, pepper, and 1/2 tablespoon dried minced onions, then add root beer to slow cooker and cover and lock down the lid.

Cook on low for 10 hours

After the meat is cooked, drain out all of the root beer and other liquid, and with a fork in each hand, pull the meat apart. Keep pulling and pulling until all the meat is shredded. Don’t forget to remove the bone when you find it.  

Add in the barbeque sauce and stir into the shredded meat. You can keep this on warm in the slow cooker until served. (As long as that’s within the next hour or so.)

Now you'll need to decide how you're going to serve this. It's great for sandwiches, on a bun or Hawaiian roll (Yum! I love those!), or just as a clump of meat next to some red garlic mashed potatoes.






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