Pulled Pork Root Beer Sauce
- 3-pound pork sirloin roast
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1 large onion, cut
- 1 cup root beer
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 cups root beer (two 12-ounce cans or bottles)*
- 1 cup bottled chili sauce
- 8 hamburger buns
- Lettuce leaves
- Tomato slices
- Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut roast to fit into a 3-1/2- to 5-quart crockery cooker. Sprinkle meat with the salt and pepper. In a large skillet brown meat on all sides in hot oil. Drain off fat. Transfer meat to cooker. Add onions, the 1 cup root beer, and garlic.
- Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
- For the sauce, combine the 3 cups of root beer and the chili sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 2 cups.
- Transfer to a cutting board or serving platter. Drain liquids and save onions. Using 2 forks, pull meat apart into shreds.
- Serve on buns with lettuce leaves and tomato slices, if desired. Add onions and spoon on sauce.