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


Bethie said...

Man, I might have to try this!

Debbie said...

It does look and sound like good! Love that you use root beer!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Rootbeer Sauce? really? I have got to try these...

A Year on the Grill said...

I have the exact recipe for root beer sauce, but I have made it with diet (all I had), and it came out fine. It is a great secret among competitive BBQers to use Rooot Beer or Dr Pepper to make the sauce

teresa said...

what a cool recipe, i love it!

Simon said...

Just want to make sure that the cooking time is really 7-8 hour on HIGH?

Because I've seen a lot of recipe of pork like this but it was all on LOW for 7-8 hours or 3-4 hours on HIGH.

Gabe's Girl said...

Girl, you are killing me! What an AWESOME AWESOME recipe! This looks so good. I am so hungry. I am gonna use this as one of my ROTD>

Pam said...

What a fantastic soundind sauce! Pulled pork is the best.

Muneeba said...

Did u say root beer sauce??? If that's doesn't hook the masses, I dunno what will!

Keep it cookin said...

Root beer and meat...what more could you ask for? I love your blog it has some awesome recipes.

You should check mine out some time at

Sophie said...

What a tasty recipe this is, Cheryl!!

MMMMMMMM,...very apart too!

grace said...

i don't like root beer. however, in this application, i think it must add the perfect dose of bitter and sweet. mmm. pork butt. :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Now that's a secret ingredient that will make them all wonder what that is! I can't wait to try this but I will keep the root beer as my own little secret for a while!

Wish you were here with me too...we'd have a blast!

The Blonde Duck said...

I can visit your blog at work again!!! Hooray! And such a delicious sandwich!

Anonymous said...

I made this rootbeer recipe and it was wonderful. Thanks for sharing it. It's great for a family gathering.

Sherry Ia

r4 gold pour dsi said...

Wow! Looking great. Thanks for such delicious recipe. Very easy to follow! I would like to make it in breakfast.

Kamagra Jelly said...

Everything in that picture looks delicious except for the olives which are very used in that famous drink The martini, I don't know how come some people can tackle the flavor of that.

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