Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe

Sweet, spicy, and a little tangy, these root beer pulled pork sandwiches will blow your mind! You’ll wish you had the simple recipe a long time ago.

While this recipe has only 3 ingredients, do not let that fool you! The flavor that is produced is out of this world. This is by far one of the most simple and creative pulled sandwich recipes that our family comes back for seconds and thirds! While this recipe will freeze well, we do not always have enough left for leftovers. That is just how much my family likes it. 

If you do happen to have enough left for leftovers and want to freeze it, it will freeze well in an airtight container or even a large freezer-safe Ziploc bag. 

You can take this pulled pork sandwich recipe to the next get together you have coming up and will have so many happy friends. They will probably ask you for the recipe so they can make it again!

We do have a lot of amazing recipes to use for your pork that you will also want to try out! More of our favorites are our SLOW COOKER TERIYAKI PULLED PORK SANDWICHES, SLOW COOKER PORK CARNITAS RECIPE, and our SLOW COOKER CILANTRO LIME PORK TACOS AND COLESLAW! You really cannot go wrong with any of them.

For this recipe with root beer, you will need the items on the lists below. You probably have most of them already!

Slow cooker pulled pork ingredients:

  1. Pork roast
  2. Can of root beer
  3. Bottle of BBQ sauce (THIS is our favorite BBQ sauce for this recipe)

If you don’t have a bottle of BBQ sauce handy you can always make your own! Have you ever made your own barbecue sauce? Did you know it’s pretty simple to make your own? Plus you probably already have all the ingredients you need at home to make it.

If you are interested in making your own for this recipe, check out this quick BBQ sauce recipe from Martha Stewart!

You will need these couple of items for this easy slow cooker recipe:

  • Slow cooker
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Two forks or a hand mixer (THIS one works wonderfully)
  • Wooden spoon

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Start preparing this delicious 3 ingredient recipe now!

3 simple ingredients are all that is needed.


Now that you are ready to get started, pull out your slow cooker and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. 

Then place the pork roast in the slow cooker and pour the root beer over top of the meat. 

NOTE: Your meat will not be covered in BBQ but you can always flip the meat half the way through if you are worried that the root beer flavor is being evenly distributed. 

Then, simply turn the slow cooker on low and cook the meat for 6-8 hours or until the pork shreds easily. 

Once the roast is done, take it out of the slow cooker and pull it apart with two forks or use a hand mixer to speed up the shredding process. 

Before you return the meat to the slow cooker, drain the root beer from inside. 

After that is done, place the shredded pork back into the slow cooker and add in the bottle of BBQ sauce. 

Leave it in the slow cooker on warm until you are ready to serve it. 

Then just scoop the meat onto your favorite buns/rolls and enjoy!


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Serves: 8

Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe

10 minPrep Time

6 hrCook Time

6 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 1 (3 pound) pork roast (I used boneless)
  • 1 (12 ounce) can root beer
  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle BBQ sauce (we love Famous Dave's Rich and Sassy)
  • 8 hamburger buns (or rolls)


  1. Spray your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Place roast inside slow cooker and pour the root beer over the meat.
  2. Cook on low for about 6-8 hours (or until meat easily shreds).
  3. Take the roast out of the slow cooker and shred using two forks (it should just fall apart). Drain the root beer out of the slow cooker and place the shredded roast back inside. Stir in the bottle of BBQ sauce.
  4. Keep warm in the slow cooker until serving.
  5. Place meat on hamburger buns or rolls and serve.


dairy free
soy free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free

Recipe source: Allrecipes

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55 Responses to “Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe”

  1. Penelope Pitstop
    Can I just say I love you sisters! You've given me inspiration when it was desperately needed. That being said, my family loved this root beer pulled pork. I used Hatfield teriyaki pork loins cuz they were on sale and it came out so freakin' good! My husband has already asked me to make it again. . .he also had three sandwiches! Great recipe and a great website. God bless and keep'em coming!
  2. Love your website! And I totally plan on trying this recipe today...I work night shift, so throwing everything in the crock pot before I go to sleep then dinner being ready when I wake up works out perfectly :-) However, can I put the pork roast in the crock pot frozen? I usually put chicken breasts and pot roasts in frozen, but I just wanted to double check. If not, I'd have to thaw mine out and wait until tomorrow to make it. Thanks!!
  3. RHome410 @ Friday is Pizza, Monday is Soup
    I'm not a huge pork fan. I'm not a huge BBQ sauce fan. But I was intrigued by the root beer and the super-simple prep. I LOVE these sandwiches, as does my whole family. There was a big demand for more, so I currently have 2 batches underway at once. We put them on our homemade whole wheat buns with prepared cole slaw, or shredded cabbage and mayo, for some freshness, crunch, and a great way to sneak in some healthy veggies. ;-) Will be sharing our experience, and linking back to this post, on my blog...hopefully, this week.
  4. Goldie Meers
    I have made this a few years ago for my daughter's 21st and quadrupled it, and I seem to remember loving the taste and simplicity. I can't remember if I thought it needed more sauce, though. I want to make it again for New Year's Eve, and I just noticed the source link to All Recipes. They call for a 2 lb tenderloin, and yours says 3 lb. Did you change the amount of pork intentionally because that is what you made your recipe with? When you quadruple the recipe, that makes quite a difference in the amount of the other ingredients! :) Thanks! (And I love your guys' stuff!)

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