For as much as I love my slow cooker, I don’t use it nearly enough. It’s so easy, but there are so many bad crockpot recipes out there that I hate taking the chance and ending up with a dud. But I took mine out of hiding the other day to make this super ridiculously easy meal and I’m so glad that I did. It was so nice to not have to worry about cooking dinner after a busy day. I just put the ingredients (there’s only two!) into the crock first thing in the morning and had a hot meal waiting for me 10 hours later. Swoon.
When dinnertime came around, I defrosted some Brioche Burger Buns and added 2 shredded apples and a handful of golden raisins to a store bought cole slaw mix and served the sandwiches with some chips. Easy peasy. Dinner on the table in all of 10 minutes worth of effort? I’ve gotta use this baby more often.
Slow Cooker Rootbeer Pulled Pork – as seen on Dinner with Kirsten
- 1 2-4 lb. Pork Shoulder, Butt, or Loin
- 1 16 oz. Bottle Root Beer
Place the pork shoulder in the crock of a slow cooker and cover with the root beer. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
Remove pork from the crock and drain the liquid. Shred the pork with a fork (or your fingers, if cool enough). Mix in about half a bottle of your favorite barbeque sauce for BBQ pork, or a jar of salsa to use in tacos.