This post first appeared on Chicagoist.
We’ve been known to harsh on YumSugar‘s more useless features from time to time. Like Name That Dish! or their silly polls like “Do You Like Sandwiches?” But we must admit we had a kind of YumSugar “What Would You Make?” moment the other day.
In our cupboards we had Chicago’s own Goose Island Root Beer and Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Chipotle barbecue sauce. What would you make with these ingredients? We came across this recipe online and realized that all we needed was our slow cooker and some pork tenderloin and we’d have perfect pulled pork sandwiches. Admittedly, we had our doubts about putting root beer in with our tenderloin, but we shouldn’t have worried. The pork turned out amazing. So tender and moist. We added slightly less barbecue sauce than called for, but then ended up squirting some on top of our sandwich. We also seasoned the tenderloin with salt & pepper before putting it in the slow cooker.
Mr. Chicagoist declared this recipe to be “a keeper” and requested it be made again soon.
1 (2 pound) pork tenderloin
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle root beer
1 (18 ounce) bottle your favorite barbecue sauce
8 hamburger buns, split and lightly toasted
Place the pork tenderloin in a slow cooker; pour the root beer over the meat. Cover and cook on low until well cooked and the pork shreds easily, 6 to 7 hours. Note: the actual length of time may vary according to individual slow cooker. Drain well. Stir in barbecue sauce. Serve over hamburger buns.