Root Beer Pulled Pork Slow Cooker Recipe

My absolute favorite way to make pulled pork is in the crock pot. With a can of rootbeer.

Yup! You heard that right. I absolutely love that I can realize that I forgot to pull meat out of the freezer the night before, grab a pork loin, put it in the crock pot with a can of root beer and just let it simmer all day for a delicious and tasty meal in the evening.

What makes them even better? Some amazingly fresh and yeasty homemade hamburger buns!

If you haven’t already tried this way of cooking your pulled pork then you need to! It’s the perfect dish for the coming summer months.

Root Beer Pulled Pork

Root Beer Pulled Pork

5 from 2 votes

Root Beer Pulled Pork


  • 2 pounds pork loin
  • 1 can 12 ounce root beer
  • barbecue sauce
  • hamburger buns


  1. Place pork loin in the crock pot and cover with root beer. Cover and let cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  2. Take pork out of the liquid and shred in a bowl (or use your stand mixer with a paddle attachment to shred the meat for you!). Discard root beer.
  3. Place shredded meat back in the crock pot and mix in your favorite barbecue sauce. Let cook another 30 minutes and serve on your favorite hamburger buns.


What’s your favorite type of barbecue sauce? Sweet or tangy?

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  1. Oh my gosh. Now I need to make these! We like honey bbq sauce here and I think that would pair nicely with the root beer! Thanks for the recipe, Danielle! YUM!
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  2. Wow. I had never heard of this. It looks great. I’m actually a huge fan of pulled pork anyways, so this is right up my alley.
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  3. Seriously did not think these would be good… but they really are! Hubby makes them as well. Everyone should definitely give them a try. 🙂
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  4. Oh my goodness, I would have never thought to add root beer! We love pulled pork though so I’m going to have to check this out!
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  5. We had pulled pork sandwiches the other night, but I had never thought of putting root beer in there. We have this at least once a month during the summer so next time, I am going to have to give this version a whirl.
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  6. Love this recipe. Anything that is quick and easy AND super tasty is a win/win! 🙂 Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to taste it!
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  7. That sounds yum! I will have to try that! Do you think it would work with chicken too?
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  8. I love pulled pork and I do BBQ chicken in the crock pot and it is super yummy! I could go for this tonight for dinner 🙂
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  9. I have never heard of using root beer but now I want to try it STAT! Looks delicious!
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  10. WOW!!!!!!! That looks amazing, nice recipe and am looking very forward to giving it a go myself 🙂

  11. This looks easy, and sounds delicious! I recently found out the kids love pulled pork, and have been looking for a recipe. Can’t wait to try!
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  12. Oh my goodness this looks amazing! I’ve done Dr Pepper ribs, but Root beer Pulled pork sound so much fun for Memorial Day weekend!
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