Wednesday, July 4, 2012

pulled pork sandwich

Happy 4th of July, everyone! July 4 is the perfect holiday for... BBQ! But if you are like us - live in an apartment and don't have your own backyard (or BBQ grill), then bring BBQ inside. This slow-cooker recipe brings BBQ inside the home and what's even better? You don't even have to stand by it and cook!


Pork tenderloin (or your favorite cut of meat) - 2 lbs
Root beer - 1 can (12 fl. oz)
Garlic cloves - 3 (skinned and cut in half)

Favorite BBQ sauce - 1 (small bottle - at least 18 oz)


  1. Prepare garlic cloves by taking off the skin and cutting in half (you will have 6 pieces total). If you are garlic fan, please add more of them! If you're not, just omit or reduce the number.


  1. In a slow cooker, add meat, root beer and garlic cloves. Root beer should at least be at the halfway mark of the meat. 
  2. Let it cook under LOW for 6 hours. 
  3. An hour and half before completion (so 4 and half hours into cooking), take the meat out, drain the root beer/garlic liquid out. Shred the meat using two forks. Mix in the whole bottle BBQ sauce and mix well. 
  4. Return the BBQ-sauced meat back into the slow cooker and cook for another hour. 
meat + root beer + garlic
After 5 hours
The other side of the meat was nice and brown
Shred it using two forks (my husband does better job shredding meat)
Mix in BBQ sauce
Pretty awesome BBQ sauce - very tangy, good for slow cooker meats


  1. Serve with homemade bread roll and cole slaw. 
  2. Add more BBQ sauce for dripping-BBQ-goodness.


  • 2 lbs of meat will make about 6-7 big pulled pork sandwiches

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