My sister doesn’t cook as often as I do so when she said she had a recipe I should try, I knew it must be both easy and delicious, so it was time to get cooking. I made it once, and I was hooked! It is one of my most popular recipes and one that puts a smile on my guest’s faces overtime!
The best thing about this recipe is you only need three basic ingredients- pork shoulder, root beer and your favorite BBQ sauce.
When I have planned far enough in advance, I typically whip up a spice rub of brown sugar, ancho chili powder, kosher salt, fresh cracked pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme and a pinch of cayenne. You can use any pre-made rub but I just make my own. I put the rub on, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and let it sit for up to 24 hours.
I highly recommend you plan to keep busy outside your house while this is cooking because I promise you- the smell is simply tantalizing after just a few hours!
Over the years, I have served this up a few ways, but my tasters (AKA friends!) all agree, on potato rolls with tangy coleslaw is the way to go.