Root Beer Pulled Pork Sliders

pulled pork sliders

Everyday is a great day for pulled pork according to my husband.  He never gets tired of it.  I have made every variation imaginable to just to change it up a bit.  No matter what, his favorite is my root beer recipe.  It’s a great base that is fine on its own or with added barbecue and toppings.

Root Beer Pulled Pork Sliders
Recipe Type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: [url href=”http://onceuponatine.com” target=”_blank”]Once Upon A Tine[/url]
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Serves: 16 sliders
Root beer pulled pork sliders are a great appetizer or main dish.
Ingredients
  • 4 lbs Boston butt pork
  • 12 oz root beer (unchilled)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt (as desired)
Instructions
  1. Place pork in crock pot and add 8 oz of root beer.
  2. Turn crock pot on high and cook for 8 hours.
  3. When pork is done, tender pieces should pull apart easily with a fork.
  4. Drain liquid from pork. Shred pork by pulling apart with fork. Discard fat. Add salt and mix.
  5. Place brown sugar, hot sauce, an sriracha sauce in a small bowl and mix together.
  6. Add 4 oz of root beer to brown sugar mixture and stir gently.
  7. Pour brown sugar and root beer mixture over pulled pork and mix thoroughly.
  8. Voila! It’s done. From here you can add any barbecue sauce and toppings you choose or eat it as is. Either way, it’s delicious.
Notes
If you like a mustard base barbecue sauce, I recommend adding Carolina Classic by Sticky Fingers Smokehouse. It goes great with this recipe. If you like toppings, then try it with coleslaw and pickles.

 

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