Costco Pork Loin Pulled Pork

Costco had their large pork loins (not to be confused with pork tenderloin) on sale this week.  I purchased two.  One went in the freezer and the other went into this pulled pork recipe.  This recipe is scaled down to use half a large pork loin about 1.5 kg.
Costco Pork Loin Pulled Pork
1/2 half a large Costco pork loin- about 1.5 kg
1 can Root Beer
2 tbsp butter, lard or oil
1 cup ketchup
1 tbsp garlic, minced ( I use the kind in the jar from Costco)
1/4 cu p Worcerstershire Sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut slits into one side of pork loin.  Place in slow cooker slit side up.  Put the butter, lard or oil into the slits.  Pour one can root beer over pork – cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours until pork is well cooked and shreds easily.  Drain, reserving all the juice for the barbeque sauce.
In heavy sauce pan place the reserved pork juice.  Add the ketchup, garlic, Worcestershire Sauce and brown sugar. Stir well.  Simmer, stirring occasionally until sauce is reduced and is thickened.  Pour over shredded pork – mix until coated.
*I add the lard or butter to the pork loin because it is very lean .

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