The crock pot is my favorite tool for beating the heat. It makes delicious, hearty meals without heating up the house, all while I'm off working or training. I saw this recipe on Pinterest and tucked it in my mental folder to try one day, so when Littles and Lydees Foods sent me their Zoe's Sauce, I knew how I'd use it.
A little about Littles and Lydees (I'm so funny): the company is powered by a husband-wife team that raises money to send disadvantaged young people to culinary school. They eventually want to use the profits to open a fully functioning cafe to employ the graduates of this initiative. I love this mission, and the sauce is really awesome, too. The sauce name, Zoe, means "life" in Greek, which is a nod to the fact that the sauce goes well on everything - pizza, fish, veggies, meats and more.
It really went well with the pork here. Since there are only three ingredients for this recipe, the quality of your sauce really matters in this recipe and is what you taste in the end. Choose wisely!
Crock Pot Slow Cooker Pork Recipe
2 pounds of pork tenderloin
12 ounces of root beer
1 bottle of sauce
Place the pork in the slow cooker and cover with the root beer. Cook on low for eight hours. Drain the crock pot, shred the pork with forks and return to the crock pot. Add the sauce and cook on low for another half an hour.
We ate these on Hawaiian rolls, sourdough rolls and onion buns. It's best to toast the bread first, though. You can also top nachos with this or use it for tacos.