1 2 1/2 - 3-pound pork sirloin roast
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 TBS cooking oil
2 medium onions, cut into thin wedges
1 cup root beer*
2 Tbs minced garlic
3 cups root beer*
1 cup bottled chili sauce
1/4 tsp root beer concentrate (optional)
Several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)
8-10 hamburger buns, split (toasted if desired)
*Do not use diet root beer
1. Trim fat from meat. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper. In a large skillet brown meat on all sides in hot oil. Transfer meat to 3 1/2 - 5 quart slow cooker. Add onions, the 1 cup root beer, and garlic. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8-10 hrs or high-heat setting for 4-5 hrs.
2. About 30 minutes before roast is done, for sauce, in a medium saucepan combine the 3 cups root beer and the chili sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 2 cups. If desired, add root beer concentrate and hot pepper sauce.
3. Transfer meat to a cutting board or serving platter. Using 2 forks, pull meat apart into shreds. If desired, use slotted spoon to remove onions from cooker to serve on top of the meat. If desired, line buns with lettuce leaves and tomato slices. Add meat and spoon on sauce.
I made this for my family last night and we all loved it, including the kids. The sauce is not too strong, and doesn't taste like root beer at all. (I didn't use the optional ingredients) This was really easy, as well. Just throw it in the crock pot early in the day and dinner is ready to go!