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Recipe courtesy of Caryn Ross

Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwich

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 8 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 8 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 8 sandwiches
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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


  1. 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.
  2. Ingredients and Directions

Sassy Sauce:

  1. 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.