Root Beer Pulled Pork

I don’t know about you and your priorities, but BBQ is a sacred food around here. SACRED. I actually realized that Alex was the man I was going to marry when he gave me a bit of some ribs he was making and they literally melted in my mouth. Maybe the way to a woman’s heart is also through her stomach? Well, at least mine. Our absolute favorite BBQ is when Alex smokes something. My man has skills with the smoker. He could smoke a tennis shoe and it would be the best thing you’ve ever eaten. Back of ladies – he’s all mine! The bummer is that smoking takes a ton of time and prep. Since we literally can’t go more than a few days without some type of BBQ, I’ve found some quicker options for us to get our fix. This recipe is easy and, as always, delish. While the pork doesn’t taste the same as smoke pulled pork, it’s still really good. We did sandwiches, but you can add this pork to anything – or just eat it with a fork from the crockpot! I’m not one to judge.

Root Beer Pulled Pork

Servings = 8

Weight Watchers Points+ = 5

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • Any seasonings you’d like (I used Lowry’s Seasoning)
  • 1 can diet root beer
  • 9 ounces BBQ sauce (I like Sweet Baby Ray’s)

Instructions:

Place the tenderloin in a slow cooker. Season with whatever floats your boat.

Pour the can of root beer over the top. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until the pork shreds easily with a fork.

Drain and discard root beer. Shred the pork and return to the slow cooker. Pour BBQ sauce over the pork and stir to combine. Heat until sauce is warm.

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