6-Ingredient Root Beer Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

6-Ingredient Root Beer Slow Cooker Pulled PorkSlow cooker shredded pork (or beef) made with stevia-sweetened natural Ginger Root Beer, honey-sweetened barbecue sauce and a simple blend of dried spices.

Another Crock Pot recipe for the books!

This slow cooker pulled pork has become a main attraction on my Instagram and Facebook pages. I just cannot get enough of it.

Stuffed in a sweet potato, sprinkled over yam fries with a touch of garlic aioli, or mixed with steamed quinoa and roasted veggies.

Really, any way you decide to serve this… it’ll be amazing.

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And! Other shredded pork recipes call for upwards of 1 cup of brown sugar + regular ‘ol sugar-high root beer.

This recipe? Has none of that.

Natural, whole, goodness.

Through and through.

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6-Ingredient Root Beer Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Recipe type: Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free
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Serves: 24
Slow cooker shredded pork (or beef) made with stevia-sweetened natural Ginger Root Beer, honey-sweetened barbecue sauce and a simple blend of dried spices.
  1. Remove the twine from the shoulder roast and place in your slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle the roast with paprika, garlic powder and onion powder.
  3. Pour the root beer along the side of the pork.
  4. Cover and cook, on low, for 9 hours.
  5. Drain the juices from the slow cooker, return the meat back to the slow cooker, shred with a fork.
  6. Stir in barbecue sauce and cook on low for 1 hour.
  7. Serve with a roasted sweet potato and veggies or a gluten-free wrap, bun or bread.
Root Beer: Any root beer here will do the trick. I used stevia-sweetened ginger root beer.

Barbecue Sauce: Any barbecue sauce would do the trick. I used a honey-sweetened (local) barbecue sauce. You can also make your own using this sugar-free barbecue sauce recipe.

Pork vs. Beef: to make this recipe leaner, swap out the pork for a sirloin roast. You can keep all of the ingredients the same except you'll need 4 cans of root beer and you'll need to cook on low for 12 hours instead.

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This recipe makes 24 servings and I had all 24 of them. Back to back to back for 24 awesome days.

Check out all the ways that I enjoyed it HERE.

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You’re a creative bunch. Other than stuffed in a bun, how else could you serve pulled pork?


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  1. I love “pulled pork salads.” A large garden salad with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, cakes, red peppers–topped with a serving of pulled pork. For dressing use ranch or bleu cheese dressing. Yummy! I make my pulled pork with the recipe for Kalua Pork in the Instant Pot recipe book that comes with the pot. I have a homemade BBQ sauce with no sugar that I add to the pork after I have pulled it. It makes several meals for us. Over salad or over cauliflower mock mashed potatoes. Spaghetti squash would work as well.

  2. Is sevia ginger root beer gluten free? Regular root beer is not, caramel color is gluten….I’ve never seen this ginger rootbeer, but will look if it’s gf!

  3. Made this for the hubs last night. I used smoked paprika and Podnah’s BBQ sauce. It was so tasty. Saving the recipe for sure!!

  4. Hi!

    Has anyone tried doing this recipe with jackfruit instead of meat? I would love to make this vegan, and I’m thinking that it could be done in that way (similar to jackfruit carnitas).


    • Wow, that’s a great idea! I would love to hear how it goes for you if you give it a shot!

  5. What an innovative recipe! I love the idea of using Zevia; very creative! I may try this with pork tenderloin (which I often sub for the more fatty pork shoulder roast)! Thank you for the yummy sounding recipe!

  6. Hi Leanne,

    This sounds AMAZING, but I do have a question about subbing the garlic and onion powder ingredients. My boyfriend is allergic to both so could I swap it with one chopped white onion and 3 – 4 cloves of minced garlic?? That should work right??

    Thank you and I love this website. :)

    • Hey Brooke – for sure, that would work! Enjoy :)

  7. OMG I think I’m in love! Stuffed in a sweet potato!? Awesome recipe!! This is getting bookmarked for sure. Thanks for sharing. ;)