Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Another fabulously easy slow cooker recipe – Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches!

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Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches - simple and delicious! An easy weeknight dinner recipe that everyone will love! | | #slowcooker #crockpot #sandiwch #dinner


I’m so excited to share this easy slow cooker recipe with you all! These Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches This past week was the first week in FOREVER that we didn’t eat out during the week.  Swim team is done for the year and our evenings are finally freed up.  That is, until soccer starts this next week. Oh, well…

I am continually relying on my slow cooker to crank out meals on these busy weeknights – and weekends – because 1. I am so tired by the end of the day that my kids could just eat crackers and peanut butter and I’d be totally okay with it. 2. My husband  “insists” on home-cooked meals. and 3. My brain power gets sucked out by about noon so if I haven’t started dinner by that time, chances are good I won’t be able to think of anything that night.

Enter the slow cooker.

This is one of my favorite slow cooker meals because it’s a whopping three ingredients.  Two of which I always have on hand – root beer and barbecue sauce.

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches - simple and delicious! | | #slowcooker #crockpot #sandiwch #dinner

I grab some buns, whip up my Copycat KFC Coleslaw and bam – dinner is DONE.  Oh, and did I mention that this pulled pork is killer?? I mean, SO good!  You can also use this on chicken breasts.  Just sub in equal weights and you’re good to go.  Don’t have root beer? Try Dr. Pepper instead – also insanely delicious.

So here’s the crazy thing, you can’ Promise.

It really does not taste like drinking a root beer when you bite into these sandwiches. However, root beer does seem to go quite well with them…

Now for the barbecue sauce.  Here’s the thing – just use your favorite sauce and you can’t go wrong. If you like it a little spicy, use a spicy sauce, if you like a little molasses, go with a sauce with molasses.  As long as you pick a barbecue sauce you love, you’re going to go crazy for this pulled pork.

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches - simple and delicious! An easy weeknight dinner recipe that everyone will love! | | #slowcooker #crockpot #sandiwch #dinner

So, I truly hope I’ve convinced you to give this recipe a try.  Your family will thank you!


Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches - simple and delicious!
Serves: 8 sandwiches
  • 2 lb pork loin roast
  • 12 oz can of root beer (your favorite)
  • 18 oz bottle barbecue sauce (your favorite)
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • coleslaw
  1. Place pork in slow cooker.
  2. Pour root beer over the pork.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours or until it shreds easily with two forks.
  4. Remove pork and shred it using two forks.
  5. Drain liquid from slow cooker.
  6. Return shredded pork to slow cooker and stir in barbecue sauce.
  7. Continue heating on low for an additional 30 minutes.
  8. Serve on hamburger buns with coleslaw if desired.

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches - simple and delicious! An easy weeknight dinner recipe that everyone will love! | | #slowcooker #crockpot #sandiwch #dinner

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  1. Yum!! These look fantastic! Such an easy to throw together dinner for the family. School and soccer is fast approaching here too and I need all the help I can get making sure I feed everyone! Can’t wait to try this one out :)
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  2. They look amazing Trish! There’s nothing like a good pulled pork sandwich. I love making them with root beer, or cola. Pinning!
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  3. I’m with you…if I haven’t thought about dinner by noon, I’m in trouble. Making breakfast sandwiches every night isn’t ok, is it? My family loves pulled pork, and these sandwiches look so nice and saucy! It’s all about the creamy coleslaw on top for me, too. These look delicious! Pinning. :)
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  4. Lovely recipes. Thank you. Take a break and pamper yourself a little. You deserve it.

  5. These look fantastic, Trish! I loved that you made it in the slow cooker too – perfect for those busy nights or when you don’t feel like turning on your oven :)

  6. I loved pulled pork! Especially when I can put it in the crock pot and forget about it!
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  7. I’ve made pulled pork like this so many times – always perfect! I love the slow cooker! And I still want to make your KFC cole slaw – the best cole slaw ever!
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  8. Root Beer? I love the wild and crazy. I know all kinds of ‘different” sauces work with pulled pork. I have to try this one. And yeah, the slow cooker is our friend on busy days.
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  9. Saw you on the Tater Tots n Jello party!! This looks super yummy!! Will be following you from now on! So glad I found you!!! :)

  10. I adore my Slow Cooker too! Love the addition of coleslaw on these fabulous sandwiches. Totally tops it off!
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  11. YUMMMMM! I’m obsessed with my crockpot. Thank you for this recipe. :)
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  12. Making this right now! Just a quick question…do I toss the root beer before adding the bbq sauce, or do I mix some of it in? Thanks for the great recipe!

  13. Everything about this is calling my name!! I’m thinking it needs to be made in my near future! :) Yum!

  14. Stopping over via the link up.. Oh, how I wish I owned a slow cooker! (and that they sold Root Beer in Germany)
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  15. Kim Pugliano says:

    Holy wow. You were not kidding about the coleslaw. Crazy!!! And the pulled pork-my husband was so baffled that it was so delicious and not made his way. Score one for the wife!!

  16. This looks amazingly delicious and easy to make!

  17. Judi James says:

    Pulled pork is always awesome in a slowcooker! I use rootbeer & bbq sauce but always add a package of dried onion soup mix. This is also yummy with Coke or Dr. Pepper.

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  19. Yum! I made these and used your KFC coleslaw copycat recipe AND IT WAS AMAZING! Seriously! I can’t wait to make these again for a family get together!

  20. Made this tonight and it was great! Kids loved it. Doubled the recipe, used pork shoulder/butt, and cook for 6 hours on low. Added bbq cause to taste (I don’t like too much bbq sauce on my sliders). Thanks for the great recipe!!

  21. Thank you so much for this recipe and the KFC coleslaw recipe. What a delicious meal. Kids and husband loved it. We all ate way too much! Thank you so much for sharing!

  22. Can you cook this on high?

  23. Wow! These sandwiches are fabulous!

  24. Hi. Can you recommend a good bbq sauce? So many out there.

  25. Quick question, I’m still new at this cooking thing as I didn’t grow up being taught and am now a stay at home wife who needs to cook lol. I’m learning as I go but anyway back to the question: I have found a couple of different recipes for this and yours says 6hrs on low and the other says 10hrs on low? Is this dependent on the size of meat you are cooking?

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