Monday, February 8, 2010
Crock Pot Pork with Root Beer Sauce
One of my friends gave me this recipe years ago, I made it once, loved it, and forgot about it and how good it was. I tried to find the recipe again recently, and it seems I had lost it in the intervening years. It is so delicious and I really wanted to try it again so I searched the web and found a few different versions and of course had to tweak it for my preferences.
It turned out even better than I remembered! The pork is so moist and the sauce is a bit on the sweet side with a bit of tang from the Dijon and Hot Sauce, YUM!
3-4 lbs Pork Butt (I used a leaner choice)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp fresh cracked pepper
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced thickly
2 cups Root Beer (not diet and I used A&W)
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tbl honey
Root Beer Sauce Ingredients
1/2 tsp root beer extract (if you have it, I did not)
3 cups Root Beer (not diet)
1 bottle Chili Sauce (I used Heinz)
1-2 tsp hot sauce (I used Tabasco)
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tbl Dijon Mustard
Remove pork roast from the packaging and pat dry (this helps with the browning)
In a large skillet brown roast on all sides in the 2 tbl vegetable oil, the pan will need to be screaming hot
In the meantime, place the sliced onions in the bottom of your crock pot, add the garlic
Add the roast and pour enough Root Beer to almost cover the top of your pot roast
Cook on low for 7-8 hours, turning the roast about half way thru, when done pour off almost all the cooking juice reserving about 1 cup
Shred the meat with two forks and serve with the Root Beer Sauce
*****The Root Beer Sauce takes approximately 1 hour to cook, so keep that in mind*****
Root Beer Sauce Instructions
In a medium saucepan combine the 3 cups Root Beer, Chili Sauce, Garlic, Hot Sauce, Dijon Mustard and 1 cup of reserved cooking juice from the crock pot (if your roast is still cooking simply a cup worth out of the crock pot), simmer on low for an hour until the sauce reduces by half. Keep tasting and add more hot sauce and Dijon to your liking
Serve on Hamburger buns with whatever condiments you wish
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