Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

I don’t know why, but lately I have been craving some good barbecue.  This past weekend we had guests over and I thought I would try a new recipe out…slow cooker pulled pork.  And when I say a new recipe I mean something I made up 🙂  I was a little nervous it wouldn’t turn out, but to my delight it did!

I know you typically use pork shoulder or butt for pulled pork, but I decided to use a pork tenderloin.  Aside from that, here are other ingredients you’ll need.

Ingredients for slow cooker pulled pork: brown sugar, garlic, liquid smoke, onion, ketchup, worcestershire sauce

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds of pork tenderloin
  • 2-3 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups ketchup

Instructions

First I placed the pork tenderloin in the slow cooker. I then added all of the ingredients and mixed them around.

I placed it low and let it cook for 5 hours. During this time I stirred it twice.

I then removed the pork and shredded it. I returned it to the slow cooker for an additional 30 minutes before serving.

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The pork was so flavorful and tender!  I was nervous with the tenderloin that it would be a bit more tough, but it shredded so easily when I took it out of the slow cooker.  And really you can add as much or as little of the ingredients as you want depending on the type of flavors you prefer.  I might add a little bit of cayenne pepper for some heat next time.

moke, onion, ketchup, worcestershire sauce

moke, onion, ketchup, worcestershire sauce

moke, onion, ketchup, worcestershire sauce

moke, onion, ketchup, worcestershire sauce

moke, onion, ketchup, worcestershire sauce

I think I’ve been craving a barbeque pork sandwich because of the awesome weather we’ve been having.  With the warmer weather my taste buds immediately crave barbeque and watermelon…it must be a Southern thing 🙂