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Kansas City Pulled Pork is an easy slow cooker recipe that’s perfect for summer. Almost effortless, it’s an easy family dinner idea that you’ll love.
It’s my favorite time of year. I’m a bicentennial baby, so I have always thought of this time of the year to be very special. We like to go all out and celebrate the whole 3 day weekend. One day we make ribs, one day we grill chicken or steak and one day we do a super easy crock pot dish to round out the weekend right. Of course, we have all the side dishes and plenty of desserts too. The weekend is fabulous with a full spread of food, which means I always look forward to it. I just got back from Kansas City, therefore I thought it would be great to make some pulled pork in the slow cooker. We used some of the BBQ sauce I picked up while I was there. I knew you would want the recipe, so I made sure to capture it before it was devoured by the family.
Kansas City Pulled Pork
We set up our spread in the backyard because the weather was absolutely gorgeous. Watermelon, pasta salad, corn on the cob, baked beans, iced tea and so much more to go with our pulled pork sandwiches.
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It was a fabulous meal that I can’t wait to make again. I mean, pulled pork is already one of my favorite foods on the planet. It’s almost effortless in the preparation, so you can’t go wrong. When I’m entertaining, I like things quick and easy but still impressive, which is what I get with Chinet® Cut Crystal® cups.
Kansas City Pulled Pork
Kansas City Pulled Pork
- 8 lbs pork shoulder
- 2 mini-cans root beer about 16 oz
- 4 sweet peppers- diced
- 1/2 purple onion- diced
- 1/2 cup water
- dash of hot sauce
- salt pepper, garlic powder - 2 tsp each
- 2 tbsp Kansas City BBQ rub
- 1 bottle Kansas City- bbq sauce
- Place all ingredients, except BBQ sauce in the slow cooker and cook on high approx 5-6 hrs
- Remove pork and place in a large bowl and pull apart (it should be very tender and come apart easily)
- Return to slow cooker, cover, reduce to low and cook another 30 min
- Remove pork with a slotted spoon and put back in your large bowl
- Add BBQ sauce and stir to coat evenly
- Serve on your favorite bun
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With as easy as this is to make, a Kansas City Pulled Pork sandwich is a no-brainer for summer dinner ideas.
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YUM! I love a good pulled pork! 🙂
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Miz Helen says
Your Kansas City Pulled Pork would be a great hit for any party! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!
When I was in Kansas City a few years ago I loved the pulled pork. Didn’t realize the secret is root beer. Thanks for sharing on Let’s Get Real.
Gina Kleinworth says
In the slow cooker, Karen, it makes it effortless. The carbonation & the syrup of the root beer really help break down, tenderize & flavor the meat. Adding authentic KC bbq sauce & seasonings just finishes it off.
Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & Shared