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.

Root Beer Pork Recipe Card

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.

FM Root Beer Pulled Pork

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.

Root Beer Pulled Pork Collage

 

Final Pic - Root Beer Pulled Pork
If you don’t want to freeze the pork you simply season the pork and then place in the slow cooker with the other ingredients.
This recipe called for a few Tastefully Simple ingredients.  If you are interested in trying these products you can check out my website.  Tastefully Simple offers easy-to-prepare gourmet foods.  I am also offering Freezer Meal Workshops.  The workshops are fun and productive!  They last approximately 2 hours and you walk away with 7-10 meals prepped and ready to go in the freezer.  These are great to have after long busy days!
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Nicole Mitchell grew up in Ramsey and has just recently moved back with her husband and two young children.  She used to be a corporate trainer for the New York Post and is now a Stay at Home Mom and owns her own Tastefully Simple Business. Tastefully Simple has offered Nicole the ability to combine her love of food and entertaining.  It has also given her the chance to meet new people and maintain a flexible work schedule.  Nicole is always trying new recipes and making them her own.  She really hopes that she can give others a simple solution to the question that is asked daily “What’s for dinner?” Check out her website and Facebook page.