Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Serves: 8 to 10 servings
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (3 to 4 pound) pork roast
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt (used: Lawry’s)
  • 1 (12 oz) can root beer
  • ¼ cup liquid smoke
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce (used: Sweet Baby Ray’s)
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  1. Grease the bowl of a 6-quart slow cooker with vegetable oil.
  2. Season all sides of pork roast with seasoned salt and place into the greased slow cooker bowl.
  3. Place chopped onions over seasoned meat.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together root beer, liquid smoke, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder and garlic. Pour mixture over pork roast and onions.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours until fork-tender.
  6. Carefully remove pork from slow cooker and shred with two forks. Return shredded meat to slow cooker and stir all of the juices and meat together.
  7. Spread softened butter on hamburger buns and toast butter-side up under oven broiler until golden brown.
  8. Spoon a generous amount of pork onto toasted bun bottoms and top with the other bun half. You may also top meat with coleslaw or additional onions and pickles.
  9. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Jennifer Cooks at