Ginger Beer Pulled Pork

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Before I get into this recipe, I need to talk about a realization I had when I was talking to my sister-in-law last week while in Door County.  I was having a conversation with my brother’s wife, telling her how I thought my mother-in-law ( not my sister-in-law’s mother in law, her mother-in-law is my mom.  got it?) has always been ahead of her time in the realm of food trends.  She was one of the first people in Iowa City to grow organic vegetables to sell at the farmer market.  ( she was doing this in the 80’s.)   She has been making things like breakfast casseroles and breakfast pizzas and making homemade jam WAY before they became a thing.  And, she was serving Moscow Mules in vintage copper mugs when most “hipsters” were still in elementary school, or maybe not even born yet.

That’s right.  I did not discover Moscow mules at a new trendy bar or a craft brewery.  My mother-in-law made me one back in 2005 when I was 22 and dating my husband.  Just imagine being 22, and visiting your future in-law’s and your future mother-in-law greets you with a homemade Moscow Mule.  ( as the mom of three sons I need to take note of this little story and come back to it in about 20 years.)  

Anyway,  I make Barbecue pulled chicken and pork often.  My kids love pulled pork barbecue sandwiches and I was looking for a fun way to switch it up.  I thought replacing the typical Dr. Pepper pulled pork with ginger beer would be a great idea.  I thought of this while drinking a Moscow mule on vacation last week.

My six-year-old insisted on being my hand model the other day.  He is super duper proud of this photo and did such a good job!

Anyway, I decided that since I was using ginger beer in this pulled pork that some lime juice should be added, this was really good and flavorful.  This pork made for a good sandwich and a great lettuce wrap too!

Here is a video I made showing you how completely easy this is!

Ginger Beer Pulled Pork

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 8 ounce ginger beer
  • 2 pound pork loin roast

Instructions

  1. In your Instant pot or slow cooker.  Add the chopped onion, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, ground mustard, lime juice, ginger beer and pork loin roast. 

Instant Pot

  1. once all the ingredients are placed in the instant pot.  Place the lid on and cook on high pressure for 90 minutes.   The Pork should Instantly fall apart once it is done cooking.  

Slow Cooker

  1. Place all of the ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  shred pork when it is done cooking. 

This pork was flavorful and tender, and I am really happy I tried it.  I hope you enjoy it too!