Pulled pork in the crock pot is one of life's finer pleasures. Serve this sweet and tangy recipe on Kaiser rolls with potato salad for an easy but filling supper. Set the crock pot up in the morning for a tasty pulled pork supper at night!
Pulled Pork Crock Pot Recipe
2 large onions (sliced)
2 pound pork roast (shoulder or butt)
1 (18 ounce) bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce
1 (12 ounce) can or bottle of root beer ( A&W or Stewart's hold their flavor )
1. Place one of the onions (sliced) into the crock pot.
2. Place the roast on top and cover with the other sliced onion. Cover everything with the root beer.
3. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or on high for 3 hours.
4. Remove the meat, saving the onions and discarding the liquid.
5. With two forks, shred the meat and discard remaining fat, bone or skin.
6 . Return the meat and onions to the crock pot, adding the barbecue sauce. Cook long enough to warm the barbecue sauce.
7. Keep the pulled pork warm in the slow cooker until serving. Serve on crusty rolls to hold in all that tangy sauce.
Sides to Serve with Pulled Pork
Pulled pork is a great dinner to serve, but it isn't quite complete without a good side dish! Check out some of our ideas:
- French fries. French fries are a classic side dish to serve with any sandwich, pulled pork included. Grab some crinkle fries from the store, or make it fun by buying Smiley fries. Or, you can try your hand at making your own fries!
- Coleslaw. Coleslaw is a popular summer side, and for good reason. Its tanginess offers a unique dimension to any meal; it will contrast nicely with the pulled pork in this recipe. It's also easy to find pre-made at the store.
- Macaroni salad. Like coleslaw, the tanginess of mac salad will work nicely with the pulled pork. Mac salad can usually be found fresh at any deli, or you can try making it yourself.
- Potato salad. Potato salad is a common dish brought to cookouts and picnics. It's delicious, and it pairs well with many other summer foods. Serving potato salad with pulled pork sandwiches is sure to make your dinner a hit.
- Dinner rolls. If the rolls you're serving the pulled pork on isn't enough bread for you, then why not throw in some dinner rolls? Pop them in the oven and slather some butter on, and you've got yourself a side dish! Dinner rolls are beloved by many, so they're sure to be a hit.
- Fruit salad. If you want to add a healthy side dish to your dinner, fruit salad is the way to go. You can buy pre-made fruit salad from the store, or make your own with your favorite fruits. Apples, grapes, cantaloupe, and watermelon are all great options for a fantastic fruit salad.
- Corn on the cob. If it's summer when you make this, then corn on the cob is a great choice for your pulled pork sandwiches! Make sure you butter each ear appropriately, and salt them for some flavor. Your kids will love it, and you will, too! Just make sure to keep some floss on hand for all the bits that get stuck in between your teeth.
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