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Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork
 "This simple slow cooker pulled pork recipe is big hit with my family of picky eaters. For a spicy kick, mix 1 part Frank's(R) RedHot(R) Buffalo sauce and 1 part of your favorite mustard-based BBQ sauce. You can use a pork loin instead of pork shoulder, if desired. Combine with your favorite BBQ sauce and enjoy."


1 (4 pound) pork shoulder roast
2 tablespoons coarse kosher salt, or to taste
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle root beer
1 (4 fluid ounce) bottle liquid smoke flavoring, or to taste
4 cloves garlic


1. Place pork roast in a slow cooker, rub with salt, and pour root beer, liquid smoke, and garlic over the top.

2. Cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours. Remove pork to a bowl. Strain liquid through a fine-mesh strainer; discard liquid or save for another use (see Editor's Note). Add garlic cloves back to to pork. Shred pork using two forks. Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce.

Editor's Note: To store leftover pulled pork, add a little of the reserved cooking liquid and store in the refrigerator. Reheat in cooking liquid to keep pork from drying out.