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three ingredient pulled pork - MadMae

Looking for something easy and delicious to make this summer? Try this recipe for pulled pork. It's simple, it can be made in the slow cooker, and it tastes amazing!


1 (4 lb.) Boston Butt pork roast

24 oz. (2 Bottles or cans) of soda - We used A&W Root Beer with aged vanilla because it gave the meat a hint of sweetness.

1 c of your favorite barbecue sauce

Salt and Pepper to taste



1. Place meat in a slow cooker or dutch oven. (We chose to brown our meat in the pan first.)

2. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper. Pour root beer (or any type of soda) over the pork.

3. Cook on low in slow cooker for approximately 6 hours or in the oven at 250' for three to fours, until meat is tender and pulls apart easily.

4. Drain liquid. Begin separating meat with fork. Discard any bones or excess fat. Chop or shred pork.

5. Mix pork together with barbecue sauce.

6. Serve on buns and bask in the adoration of your friends and family!


Giving credit where credit is due:

Although we could not find the original recipe online that inspired us, this post from The Blond Cook comes closest!



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