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Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

Cold Beer, Pulled Pork Sandwich & Football...sounds like a great time right? I am a huge beer fan and I love cooking with it as well. So when messing around with making pulled pork in the crock pot, I decided that instead of cooking it in water...might as well add some more flavor by cooking it in some Yuengling (Pennsylvania Lager, for those who don't know). This is a very easy, quick and cheap recipe that would be great at your Super Bowl party or to have ready when you come home from a long day at work! Bon Appétit!

  • 4 Lbs. Boneless Pork Roast
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 (12 oz.) Bottle Yuengling (or whatever beer you want)
  • 1 (18 oz) Bottle of your favorite barbeque sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray's)
  • Cole Slaw; optional (Recipe Follows)

Season the outside of the pork roast with salt and pepper. Place pork in the crock pot bowl with onion, garlic and beer. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Remove pork from crock pot to a cutting board and shred with a fork. Drain left over liquid in crock pot through a fine-mesh strainer and reserve liquid. Return pork to crock pot, add bbq sauce and a few tablespoons of the liquid (just to help keep the pork moist). 


Cole Slaw Ingredients
  • 1 (16 oz) bag cole slaw mix
  • 1 cup mayonnaise 
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar

Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl, mix together and serve as a side or on the pulled pork sandwich.

Prices subject to change; cole slaw not included
Kitchen Word of the Day

Lager (German: storage) is a type of beer that is fermented and conditioned at low temperatures. Pilsner pale lager is the most widely-consumed and commercially available style of beer in the world. Bock, Dortmunder Export and Märzen are all styles of lager. There are also dark lagers, such as Dunkel and Schwarzbier.

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