Romance Cooks

Root Beer Pulled Pork – Gillian Archer

This is one of my favorite recipes from Better Foods & Gardens. The smoky flavor of the root beer makes for a yummy and easy marinade.

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Pulled Pork with Root Beer Sauce

1 – 21/2 to 3 lb pork sirloin roast

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp cooking oil

2 medium onions cut into thin wedges

1 cup root beer*

2 tbsp minced garlic

3 cups root beer*

1 cup bottled chili sauce

Hamburger buns

  1. Trim fat from meat. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. In large skillet brown meat on all sides. Drain off fat. Transfer meat to slow cooker. Add onions, root beer and garlic.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hrs or on high for 4-5 hrs.
  3. For sauce combine the 3 cups root beer and the chili sauce. Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Boil gently uncovered stirring occasionally about 30 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 2 cups. (It’ll also turn a vibrant red color when done.)
  4. Transfer meat to a cutting board. Using a slotted spoon remove onions from cooking juices and place on serving platter. Discard juices. Using 2 forks pull meat apart into shreds. To serve, if desired, line buns with lettuce leaves and tomato slices. Add meat and onions; top with sauce.

*Do not use diet root beer.

I personally don’t make it with tomatoes and lettuce, but I’ve never tried it that way so maybe it’s good. The sauce takes a while to make so don’t underestimate that cooking time. Also if you don’t think you’ll need as much sauce you can reduce the ingredients, just keep the ratio at 3:1, root beer to sauce 🙂

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But Jamie is a complicated man. He can’t handle how desperately he wants her in his bed–and his life. It’s up to Lauren to teach him how to make all night last forever.

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