Saturday, January 21, 2012

Crockpot Chronicles: Root Beer Pulled Pork

Check out my new toy!
Aint she a beauty?
Her name is Betsy and she's my very first Crockot.

(You know you're getting older when you parents
 start voluntarily giving you kitchen appliances and cookbooks for Christmas.)

Recently, I've been dying to get some time in the kitchen.
So I decided to have some of the women I disciple
 over for dinner and break Betsy in!

I choose a very simple recipe for my first attempt at using a slow cooker.
If you enjoy food,
I guarantee you'll enjoy this recipe.

Root Beer Pulled Pork

All you need:
1 (2lb) pork shoulder
1 (12oz) bottle or can or root beer
1 (18oz) bottle of your favorite bbq sauce
8 kaiser rolls

I added a little s&p to the meat.

Then I browned the outside of the meat on the stove.

Placed the pork shoulder in the slow cooker.

Added the root beer.

Let the root beer and pork cook on low for about 6 hours.

After about 6 1/2 hours I pulled apart the pork with a fork,
drained out some of the root beer
and added my bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's bbq sauce.
And just like that...
BAM it's ready to eat!

I sliced, buttered and lightly toasted my kaiser rolls.

Unfortunately, I had some famished dinner guests
and didn't get a proper picture of the finished product.
But it looked a bit like this!

{photo credit}
Dinner was pretty sweet.
But even sweeter was the company and the conversation.
I just adore these women.

Rachel, Kimmie, Kelsey, Brittany & Jenna

So my first Crockpot meal was a success.
And there is more where that come from....
more delicious recipes are on there way!


Jarah said...

looks delish. i gotta try this!

trishie said...

I love crockpot recipes! Have to try this soon.