We had family over for dinner on Sunday, so I was looking for something I could throw in the slow cooker and not have to do too much other work too. I wanted to have time to make all of the accompaniments for my meal, so this recipe worked out great. Pork shoulder, a bottle of root beer, and a bottle of BBQ sauce. Does a meal get any easier? I used a rather large piece of pork (about 6 lbs) so I ended up using around 24 ounces of root beer. It didn’t quite cover the meat, but I just turned it a few times while cooking. I adapted this recipe from a post here. Here is the recipe in a nutshell:
1 pork shoulder or pork butt
1 bottle of root beer
1 bottle of BBQ sauce
Cooke the pork shoulder and root beer in a slow-cooker for 4 hours on high or 6-7 hours on low setting. Then drain the root beer, add barbecue sauce. Cook for one more hour in the sauce. Then shred. We used Hawaiin rolls, as the buns I tried to make did not turn out this time!
I used a recipe adapted from one posted on epicurious.com, posted at yumsugar.