I remembered seeing a recipe for pulled pork sandwiches on another one of my favorite blogs, Culinary Adventures of a New Wife, and found it in her archives under May. That means I've had these sandwiches in the back of my brain for a very long time! They were quite memorable because the pork tenderloin is cooked in root beer to tenderize the meat.
In order to make this I had to buy two things that rarely enter our household: a large hunk of raw meat and soda. I was utterly disgusted by the raw pork tenderloin, but I managed to trim some of the fat off, get it seasoned, and into the crock-pot on top of some sliced onions before gagging. I poured a bottle of IBC root beer over the top and let it cook on low for 5 hours.
Usually I love using the crock-pot because it fills the apartment with such wonderful smells all day long, but this time it was just a weird, somewhat unappetizing smell all day long. I pulled all the meat apart meticulously, doused it with BBQ sauce, and put it back in the crock-pot for another hour.
When it was time to eat, I was so hungry that I forgot to take a picture until I was a few bites in, so here's my half eaten sandwich.
It was delicious, except every once in a while the root beer flavor would come through and taste a little strange. Overall, it was a big success though. Thanks Sharon!