Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwich

Total Time:
8 hr 30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
8 hr 15 min

Yield:
8 sandwiches
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 pork tenderloin or roast (about 2 pounds), cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
  • 1 can (12 ounces) root beer
  • 1 bottle (4 ounces) liquid smoke
  • 1 cup Sassy Sauce, recipe follows, or your favorite barbeque sauce
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • Spicy bread and butter pickle chips, for serving
  • Sassy Sauce:
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Directions

Place the pork tenderloin or roast in the bottom of a slow cooker and sprinkle with the seasoning salt. Pour the root beer and liquid smoke over the top. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours. Once the pork is done, remove from the pan and shred with a fork. Place into a bowl and add in the Sassy Sauce, as well as 1/2 cup of the juice from the slow cooker. Serve on a bun with bread and butter pickles.

Sassy Sauce:

To make the sauce, add the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard and to a medium saucepan. Stir in the remaining ingredients and simmer over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes. Remove and serve with pulled pork sandwiches. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

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