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Slow Cooker Root Beer Pork Sandwiches

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Slow Cooker Root Beer Pork Sandwiches
  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12
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Root beer and pork are a match made in heaven – and they come together in your slow cooker for a set-it-and-forget-it feast.

Ingredients

Pork

3
to 4 lb boneless pork shoulder roast, trimmed
1
tablespoon salt
2
tablespoons butter
1
cup root beer (from 12-oz bottle or can)
1/4
cup molasses
2
tablespoons Muir Glen™ organic tomato paste (from 6-oz can)
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1
tablespoon chili powder
3
garlic cloves, chopped
1
cup sliced yellow onion

Slaw

3/4
cup mayonnaise
2
tablespoons sugar
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
1
bag (14 oz) tricolor slaw mix
12
burger buns

Directions

  • 1 Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Rub pork with 1 tablespoon salt. In 12-inch skillet over medium heat, melt butter; cook pork in butter 2 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer pork to slow cooker.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat root beer, molasses, tomato paste, mustard, chili powder and garlic with whisk. Stir in onion. Pour mixture over pork in slow cooker. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours or until pork is tender.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix mayonnaise, sugar, lemon juice, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Add slaw mix, and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour, but no longer than 10 hours. Stir before serving.
  • 4 Carefully transfer pork to cutting board; let stand about 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Shred pork, discarding any pieces of fat and cartilage. Return pork to liquid in cooker, and toss to coat and heat through. Using slotted spoon, top buns with pork mixture. Top pork with slaw.
Tips  

Don’t have time to make dressing? Use 3/4 cup prepared cole slaw dressing instead.

Storing leftovers? Make sure to pour the cooking liquid over the shredded pork to keep pork from drying out.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
(
Calories from Fat
240
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
42%
(
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
1120mg
47%
Potassium
560mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
,
Sugars
13g
)
Protein
28g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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