The lazy days of summer are almost here and as the temperature climbs, my willingness to slave in a hot kitchen diminishes.
This easy 3-Ingredient Pulled Pork can be thrown together in a slow cooker without much effort and without heating up your house. Spend the day at the pool and come back to delicious, fall apart in your mouth pork.
Get your notepad ready for the ingredient list. Think you can handle it? Pork tenderloin, root beer, and your favorite barbecue sauce. Bam! Dinner is done!
Now you could use a pork shoulder or butt here but I prefer the healthier and leaner pork tenderloin because it makes shredding so much easier because there’s no need to meticulously separate the meat from the fat. And because the pork cooks in root beer it doesn’t need the extra fat that a pork shoulder or butt offer to keep it moist.
The root beer acts as a tenderizer and after soaking in it all day, the pork practically melts in your mouth. Not only does the root beer work better than a store bought meat tenderizer, it gives the pork a hint of sweetness. I’ve used other flavors of soda, but root beer is by far my favorite. But feel free to experiment with your soda of choice!
Serve warm on top of hamburger buns with some corn on the cob and a salad.
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