Recipe: Slow Cooked BBQ Pulled Beef (or Pork)

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There are very few things that I cook well, but BBQ pulled beef is probably among my best. As such, I’ve decided to share this deceptively simple recipe here for all to enjoy. Although I prefer pulled beef, feel free to use a pork roast instead.

BBQ Pulled BeefIngredients

  • ~3 lb. Beef or Pork Roast
  • 20 oz Bottle of non-diet cola or other dark soda (I prefer Cherry Dr. Pepper)
  • ~16 oz Bottle of Barbecue Sauce
  • Buns or Soft Rolls
  • Optional: Some sides to go with it. I recommend potato salad, cole slaw, or even just a bag of chips.

Remember when I said this was deceptively simple? I wasn’t kidding.
Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Put the roast in the slow cooker and pour the entire bottle of soda over it.
  2. Set it on low and cook it for 6-8 hours.
  3. Enjoy how awesome your home is going to smell for the rest of the day.
  4. After at least 6 hours (once the meat can be easily pulled apart), take it out of the slow cooker, put it on a big cutting board, and shred it apart using two large forks.
  5. Pour the juices left in the slow cooker through a metal strainer in to a bowl. Discard what’s left in the strainer, save what’s in the bowl.
  6. Put the meat back in to the slow cooker, then pour in the entire bottle of bbq sauce and mix it together.
  7. Add some (not all) of the leftover juices to thin it out to your liking.
  8. Cook for at least another half our or so on low until it is heated through.
  9. Enjoy!
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