Saturday, March 6, 2010

Pork and Root beer?

Pork and root beer you say? I am intrigued, to say the least.

So I have hauled out the old slow cooker, got us some root beer, a bottle of my favourite Guinness infused BBQ sauce, and I am about to turn it on. Up until now I have been using a seasoning packet, which calls for the addition of ketchup, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar. It has been consistently good. This will be a good sayonara to the (old) crock-pot before it's much better replacement arrives.

However, this recipe is blissfully simple, and on my fav recipe site, it was getting rav reviews. Plus it is made with root beer! Sounds like pretty low risk to me...

It is a gorgeous day out there, and a simple dinner where the bulk of the work is already done is perfect. We will serve this up with some warm buns, coleslaw, and some homemade french fries.

I have my fingers crossed that this recipe rocks....

A different kind of pulled pork...

  • 1 (3 pound) pork loin, roast, boneless shoulder (depends on what you want to spend)
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle root beer
  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle your favorite barbecue sauce
The How to -
  1. Place the pork tenderloin in a slow cooker; pour the root beer over the meat. Cover and cook on low until well cooked and the pork shreds easily, 6 to 7 hours. Note: the actual length of time may vary according to individual slow cooker. Drain well. Stir in barbecue sauce. Serve over warm buns.


kittenwhore said...

If it actually tastes like root beer, then that's just gross. However, keep in mind I may be the only person who detest root beer.

How were the results??

Kazzy said...

As pulled pork, this recipe turned out really well, and no, it did not turn out tasting like root beer.

BUT, we found that this recipe was too sweet, it didn't have a bite to it and so far we like the taste of the clubhouse packet better because it has more of a bite...

Kazzy said...

Found a variation on this recipe that may try next time.. it calls for addition of salt, pepper, some crushed/minced garlic, and then a bottle of chili sauce, and a few dashes of hot sauce... I think that would kick up the flavor a bit!