This is a super easy and super yummy dinner.  We had a priest friend, Fr. Brian, come to dinner last week and I didn't want to be working in the kitchen.  It was great!  And leftovers to boot (Fr. Brian took some home too!).

1 2 1/2-3 lb pork sirloin roast or shoulder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp oil
1 1/2 - 2 medium onions, cut into thin wedges
1 cup root beer (not diet)
2 tbsp garlic, minced
3 cups root beer (2-12 ounce cans and not diet)
1 cup chili sauce
several dashes hot pepper sauce (optional)
hamburger buns or sweet Hawaiian rolls

  1. Trim fat from meat.
  2. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper and brown in large skillet in oil.
  3. Drain off fat and place met into 4-5 quart slow cooker.
  4. Add onions, 1 cup root beer and garlic.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours.
  6. Prior to serving, combine 3 cups root beer and chili sauce in medium saucepan.
  7. Bring to boiling, then reduce heat.  Boil gently, uncovered, stirring often, until reduced to 2 cups (about 30 minutes).  Add hot pepper sauce, if desired.
  8. Transfer meat to cutting board and shred with a fork.
  9. Remove onions with slotted spoon and place on platter and discard juices.  Add shredded meat.
  10. To serve, place meat and onion on buns or rolls.  Spoon on sauce!