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Pork Sandwiches with Root Beer Barbecue Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 9-1/2 hours


8 servings

My tasty recipe is sure to please a crowd! People say they love the subtle heat and hint of sweetness in these saucy sandwiches. Try serving them with coleslaw and pickles. —Karen Currie, Kirkwood, Missouri
Pork Sandwiches with Root Beer Barbecue Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds boneless pork sirloin roast
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced garlic
  • 3 cups root beer, divided
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 8 kaiser rolls, split


  1. Place roast in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Add the onion, garlic and 1 cup root beer. Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the chili sauce, hot pepper sauce and remaining root beer. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Remove meat from slow cooker; cool slightly. Discard cooking juices. Shred pork with 2 forks and return to slow cooker. Stir in barbecue sauce. Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes or until heated through. Serve on rolls.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 424 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 1066mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.

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