|This butt roast was $4 off because it was about to expire. So a 4.5 lb roast for $7.|
|In the crockpot.|
|Covered in seasoning salt and an onion. About to be doused in root beer.|
|In goes a bottle of root beer.|
I cooked it on low for about 2 hours, and then on high for about 2 more hours. So 4 hours later, it looked like this:
|Ugly, fatty, but tasty!|
|Shredded pork back in the crock, fat chucks in upper left of jelly roll pan, |
shredding meat in the middle, and juices with onions in the bowl to the right.
The fatty roast was a pain to shred. I put all the shredded pork back in the crock, cut up about 3/4 of the onions and added them, and poured in 1/2 to 3/4 of the liquid. I also added some salt and a little more seasoning. After 30 more minutes on low, it was juicy and flavorful:
|Finished root beer pork roast!|
Like I mentioned at the top, we should have done this with a loin as we've done in the past. This shoulder butt roast was a bit too fatty and much more work. In the past we made a loin much like this with root beer, and once we made BBQ root beer pulled pork that was tasty too.