My last few posts have been chicken recipes. Today I am going to share a another slow cooker recipe that is also a great freezer meal! It is for pulled pork, a favorite in my house! My husband and I have been making variations of pulled pork for years. He has his favorite version that he cooks low and slow on the grill. He uses a pork butt shoulder with a brown sugar rub. I have tried many varieties in the slow cooker using different cuts of meat. Our most recent slow cooker recipe for the Root Beer Pulled Pork is near the top of our list! It was so easy and so delicious.
If you want to make it as a freezer meal you want to rub the seasoned salt on the pork and then place in a gallon size resealable freezer bag. Then I label the bag and place in a second gallon freezer bag. The second bag serves as extra protection for the meat in the freezer. A good idea is to put the date and cooking directions on your label so that it is ready to go when you take it out.
Take the pork out of the freezer the night before and let it thaw completely in the refrigerator overnight. Once it is thawed, place in a greased, 4-quart slow cooker. Pour root beer and dressing over the roast. Put the cover on the slow cooker and let it cook on low for 7-8 hours. Once cooked, remove pork from the slow cooker. Let it cool slightly and shred using 2 forks. After the pork is shredded, remove the remaining liquid from the slow cooker; skim the fat and reserve 1 cup of liquid. Return the shredded pork to the slow cooker and stir in the desired amount of reserved liquid. Heat on high 15-20 minutes or until hot. Then you can put the pork on the buns of your choice. This recipe makes about 6 servings.