Root Beer Pulled Pork

3 minutes
July 27, 2021
Carole Jones
I’ve been going to the same gym for five years now.  That hour everyday to myself and my thoughts helps keep me sane.  During the past month though, I’ve become a bit self-conscious while working out.  Apparently, exercising while 8 months pregnant persuades people to come tell me what they think.  All the women over 55 feel the need to educate me on the risks of exercising while pregnant.  While the men and women around my own age like to share words of encouragement of “how great you are doing” while I’m the size of a house.
The first few comments made me chuckle, but now this almost daily attention is making me a bit uncomfortable.  I’m pregnant people.  Not that strange is it?!?!
Root Beer Pulled Pork

I enjoy exercising, but I really enjoy being able to eat more because I exercise.  These sandwiches are worth my time on the elliptical machine.  I tried this super easy recipe for the first time this summer for a camping trip then whipped it up again last week.  Really delicious as it is, or you can mix in your favorite BBQ sauce for something different.   I served these on some homemade oatmeal rolls topped with coleslaw.

Root Beer Pulled Pork

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Root Beer Pulled Pork

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Pulled pork made in the crock pot with a bottle of root beer as the cooking liquid.  The pork turns out perfectly seasoned and with a hint of sweetness from the soda.


  • 5 lb pork butt roast

  • 2 ltr bottle root beer, not diet

  • salt

  • pepper

  • BBQ sauce (optional)


  1. Place roast in your crock pot.  Salt and pepper generously then pour enough root beer into the pot to barely cover your roast.  Cook on medium for 8 hours or until the meat falls apart when pulled.
  2. Remove roast from crock pot and allow the roast to cool before shredding into a large bowl.  Pour some of the cooking juices over the pulled meat once it is all done.  You can serve it like this or add your favorite BBQ sauce to the meat before serving.  Leftovers freeze very well!
  • Author: Carole Jones


  • Serving Size: 1/16th
  • Calories: 356
  • Sugar: 27g
  • Sodium: 544mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


15 years ago

Yummm….is the recipe for the oatmeal rolls on here I wonder…

Rachel E
11 years ago

My crock pot only has a high and low setting. Which one would be better?

11 years ago

You could use either but it just depends on the amount of time you have. High will cook in about 6 hours and low will cook in about 10 hours. Good luck!

What’s on the Menu {4/7–4/11} |
9 years ago

[…] Wednesday—Root Beer Pulled Pork {in the crock pot}. A friend told Dylan about this, and he really wants to try it out. I’m a bit skeptical. […]

8 years ago

Can I ask why I should not use diet Dr. Pepper? I am on low carb so I can’t do the sugar. Thank you.

8 years ago

The artificial sweeteners will leave a bad taste in the meat

Samantha Dopp
7 years ago

Do you freeze the meat before or after you put on the bbq sauce?

7 years ago

Hey there my friend! Either option would work.

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