Adorable BBQ Parfait Mason Jars With Delicious Sweet Root Beer Pulled Pork

Pulled pork is one of my favorite BBQ dishes.
I’ve tried quite a few different pulled pork recipes, like this sweet and spicy pulled pork, but I’d be hard-pressed to say which one is my favorite. And while many would argue that I’d have to travel to Carolina to taste the best pulled pork, I have stumbled on a tasty three-ingredient recipe that I absolutely love, just like the three-ingredient frozen hot chocolate.
Using only pork loin, a bottle of root beer, some barbecue sauce, and a slow cooker, I made some sweet and delicious pulled pork right here in the LittleThings office. The process was so simple and the pork was so flavorful, that I decided to take my project one step further.
I took my root beer pulled pork and used it as the inspiration for a barbecue parfait in a mason jar. This project resulted in one of the cutest servings of barbecue that I’ve ever seen. I included pulled pork, mashed potatoes, and baked beans in my parfait. And now I can’t wait to make these at home for my friends. They are perfect for a party or even a wedding!
Will you be making these barbecue parfait mason jars with sweet root beer pulled pork yourself? Let us know in the comments.

To make this delicious three-ingredient pulled pork, simply start with pork tenderloin, a bottle of your favorite root beer, and some barbecue sauce.

bbq parfait mason jar root beer pulled pork
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Place the pork into a slow cooker and pour the entire bottle of root beer over the meat.

Place the pork into a slow cooker and pour the entire bottle of root beer over the meat.
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Cover the slow cooker and set it on low for about 6 hours, or until the meat is tender.

bbq parfait mason jar root beer pulled pork

LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

After the meat has cooked completely, use a fork to the shred or "pull" the pork.

bbq parfait mason jar root beer pulled pork
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Add barbecue sauce to the pulled pork.

bbq parfait mason jar root beer pulled pork
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Mix the barbecue sauce and the pork thoroughly. Now this sweet and tasty root beer pulled pork is ready to enjoy.

bbq parfait mason jar root beer pulled pork
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein


To use the three-ingredient pulled pork to make adorable BBQ parfaits, simply start with the pork, mashed potatoes, baked beans, and mason jars.

bbq parfait mason jar root beer pulled pork
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Place the baked beans in the bottom of the mason jars.

bbq parfait mason jar root beer pulled pork
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Use a healthy amount of beans to create the bottom layer of the parfait.

bbq parfait mason jar root beer pulled pork
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Carefully place mashed potatoes on top of the beans.

bbq parfait mason jar root beer pulled pork
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

The potatoes should create a perfect second layer for the parfait.

bbq parfait mason jar root beer pulled pork
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Place the sweet root beer pulled pork on top of the mashed potatoes.

bbq parfait mason jar root beer pulled pork
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Fill the jar right up to the very top with pork.

bbq parfait mason jar root beer pulled pork
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

To add a little flair to the parfait, use a cute cupcake liner underneath the mason jar lid.

bbq parfait mason jar root beer pulled pork
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

These are great for serving at picnics, barbecues, or parties.

bbq parfait mason jar root beer pulled pork
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

The three-ingredient pulled pork was surprisingly easy to make. And the BBQ parfaits took less than five minutes to do.

bbq parfait mason jar root beer pulled pork
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

Everyone at the LittleThings office was impressed by this adorable take on a delicious BBQ meal.

bbq parfait mason jar root beer pulled pork
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein

These BBQ mason jar parfaits are not only delicious, but the presentation will definitely make a lasting impression on your guests.

bbq parfait mason jar root beer pulled pork
LittleThings / Maya Borenstein
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