Friday, October 7, 2011

Root Beer BBQ Pulled Pork

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Well...this is definitely NOT what I wanted to share with you today...

See...I had this thought in my head that I would celebrate my favorite month (October) with nothing but Halloween treats and pumpkin goodies.

I have a delicious pumpkin recipe to share with you, but unfortunately flickr was being mean to me last night and wouldn't let me upload pictures.

My mornings are usually taken up by getting me and the two kids ready before having to take Little Butt to school, so I tend to start setting up my blog posts the night before.

But lucky for you, flickr wouldn't let me do that last night so I'm sharing this delicious recipe instead!

Pulled pork is super easy to make.

I only recently discovered just how easy it really is.

Once I found out the trick, I've been a pulled pork making machine!

Not really. I've only made it about 4 times in the last 4 months. Once a month...that's not bad right??

The only negative I've ever had to say about this stuff is that it makes SO much! (I never think to half a recipe)

When it's just me, a 4 year old and an infant, pulled pork for days can get a bit old.

HOWEVER! This last time I made it, I took the leftovers and made BBQ pulled pork nachos.

Go ahead...think that one over. I'll give you a minute.


You back? Awesome!

You hungry for pulled pork that can then be made into the most amazing nachos ever??

Let's get cooking then!

Cut the tenderloin lengthwise to get four pieces. Sprinkle both sides of meat with the magic four ingredients.

Toss the pork in a crockpot and pour in the root beer.

If any of the meat pokes out of the top of the root beer, cover it with some BBQ sauce. Cook that up for a good 6 hours or so.

The meat should shred easily when attacked with two forks. Pour off the excess juices after shredding the meat, then smother with BBQ sauce. Cook for another 30 minutes to an hour.

Serve it up and enjoy!!

Root Beer BBQ Pulled Pork

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  • 2-2 1/2 pounds boneless pork tenderloin
  • 24 ounces root beer
  • 20 ounce bottle BBQ sauce
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • garlic salt
  • pepper
  1. Slice tenderloin lengthwise so you have 4 long pieces.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of each piece with garlic powder, onion powder, garlic salt and pepper. Place in crockpot.
  3. Pour root beer over the pork tenderloin. 
  4. Baste any pieces of tenderloin that are not covered by the root beer with BBQ sauce.
  5. Cook on low about 6-8 hours.
  6. Shred pork and pour off excess juices.
  7. Add BBQ sauce and stir to coat well.
  8. Let simmer another 30-60 minutes.
  9. Serve and enjoy!!
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