Crockpot Ginger Ale Pulled Pork

Fall off the bone pulled pork smothered in barbecue sauce! Served on a bun or straight up with a side of coleslaw, this savory dish will have the whole family in very messy grins.Fall off the bone pulled pork smothered in barbecue sauce! Served on a bun or straight up with a side of coleslaw, this savory dish will have the whole family in very messy grins. Small Town Girl Blog

I’m not a huge fan of pulled pork smothered in barbecue sauce, I find it often too saucy and somewhat lacking in flavors I enjoy. So when Bestie made this for me a while back, I shrugged my shoulders and tried to be polite about what we were having for dinner even though, to say the least, I was not thrilled . Boy did I have a different tune to sing after dinner! The meat was flavorful and the barbecue sauce didn’t overpower the dish! There was also this sweet spice hint that quickly had me asking questions and imploring if I could share this recipe on the blog. The answer? Ginger beer. Genius! I was never really liking the idea of adding cola to pork in the crockpot (which seems to be a popular option these days).  I’m not a really into cola, or pulled pork for that matter, so why bother right? I’m telling you people, this is the way to go! A great Sunday meal when you don’t want to do too much work in the kitchen.

In my opinion, I think the best thing to serve with Pulled pork sandwiches is coleslaw. Here are a few recipes I’ve tried and adore!

Crunchy Napa Cabbage Slaw Recipe by Made in a Day

Crunchy Napa Cabbage Slaw madeinaday.com

Apple and Poppy Seed Coleslaw by Damn Delicious

Apple and Poppy Seed Coleslaw - Wonderfully tangy and refreshing, and the perfect side dish to any meal!

 

 Instructions:

Slice the pork shoulder roast once vertically and twice horizontally. This will help the meat cook faster.

Fall off the bone pulled pork smothered in barbecue sauce! Served on a bun or straight up with a side of coleslaw, this savory dish will have the whole family in very messy grins. Small Town Girl Blog

Rub down the roast in dijon mustard and add the ginger beer, yellow onion, and garlic to the crockpot.

Fall off the bone pulled pork smothered in barbecue sauce! Served on a bun or straight up with a side of coleslaw, this savory dish will have the whole family in very messy grins. Small Town Girl Blog

Cook on high for 4-6 hours. It should fall apart relatively easily when it’s ready.

Remove the pork from the crockpot and shred. I used my kitchenaid mixer with paddle. It was super easy!

Fall off the bone pulled pork smothered in barbecue sauce! Served on a bun or straight up with a side of coleslaw, this savory dish will have the whole family in very messy grins. Small Town Girl Blog

Remove most of the liquid from the crockpot but save the onions!

Add the shredded pork back to the crockpot and smother it in Barbeque Sauce. Use as much as you like. Once it’s the consistency you want, cook on low for another hour or two.

Fall off the bone pulled pork smothered in barbecue sauce! Served on a bun or straight up with a side of coleslaw, this savory dish will have the whole family in very messy grins. Small Town Girl Blog

If you want to make this dish even more awesome, check out this post!

Pulled Pork Sliders

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Crockpot Ginger Ale Pulled Pork
Serves 10
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pork shoulder roast
  2. 2 bottles/cans ginger beer
  3. 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  4. 4 whole garlic cloves
  5. Dijon mustard
  6. 2-3 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce (I use Stubb's original)
  7. Fresh Bakery sandwich rolls - kaiser, mini french, cibatta, foccacia, etc.
Instructions
  1. Slice the pork shoulder roast once vertically and twice horizontally. This will help the meat cook faster.
  2. Rub down the roast in dijon mustard and add the ginger beer, yellow onion, and garlic to the crockpot.
  3. Cook on high for 4-6 hours. It should fall apart relatively easily when it's ready.
  4. Remove the pork from the crockpot and shred. I used my kitchenaid mixer with paddle. It was super easy!
  5. Remove most of the liquid from the crockpot but save the onions!
  6. Add the shredded pork back to the crockpot and smother it in Barbeque Sauce. Use as much as you like. Once it's the consistency you want, cook on low for another hour or two.
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  2. What could be used in place of ginger beer? I can’t get any here in MN on a Sunday and I want this for tonight!! Yum! Thanks!

  3. Loving this simple recipe! Great photos too 🙂 I think we should have this for dinner tomorrow night!
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  4. WOW! Everyone has been posting crock pot recipes right now. I just did a post myself on them. This is such a great recipe. I never would have thought to use Ginger beer!

    Thanks so much for posting this on the Wonderful Wednesday Link Party!

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