Lean & Mean Pulled Pork Barbecue
This recipe may be tailored to whatever amount of pork is needed. While you may certainly use your favorite store-bought barbecue sauce, I love the flavor of the recipe that follows; prepare it in advance with basic pantry ingredients. The easy sauce is bursting with flavor and will keep in your fridge for weeks.


  • Pork tenderloin(s)
  • Beer or chicken stock (I have even used root beer)
  • Slather It On Barbecue Sauce (see recipe below), or your favorite store bought barbecue sauce


  1. Place the desired number of pork tenderloins in a slow cooker along with a 1/2 cup of beer or stock per pound of pork. (Leftovers are delicious, so cook extra!)
  2. Cook for 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.
  3. Pour off liquid, reserving a cup or so of it, and shred pork. I find this is easiest to do with two dinner forks–on a dinner plate for easy clean up.
  4. Place meat back in the slow cooker and mix in barbecue sauce, coating to your liking. If desired, you may stir in some of the reserved cooking liquid and thin to your desired level of sauciness.
  5. Cook on low to heat through, another 30 minutes or so.


  • Serve with coleslaw, rolls, and additional barbecue sauce. When using leftovers for tacos or salad, top with chopped avocado, tomatoes, shredded cheese, and any other taco toppings of choice.

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