Don’t you hate it when you have four pounds of pork tenderloin in the fridge and you need to use it that day, but it’s raining and you don’t want to go to the grocery store? Happens to all of us, right? Maybe it’s just me.
This is barely a recipe, more a method for making a very simple, slightly healthier version of pulled pork. The crockpot does all the work, and using pork tenderloin keeps things much leaner than using a pork butt. I know it’s not super authentic, but it was delicious and simple and I didn’t have to leave the house!
I served this as sandwiches with coleslaw, and also ate it plan…good both ways, and made for lots of leftovers.
Simple Crockpot Pulled Pork
- 4 lbs pork tenderloin
- 1 onion, roughly chopped
- 1 28oz bottle bbq sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays)
- 1 12oz bottle beer (whatever beer you have in the house)
- 1 tsp each of smoked paprika and garlic powder
Place the onion in the bottom of the crockpot. Add tenderloins. Cover with bbq sauce and add spices. Pour the beer over the whole thing. Cover, and set the crockpot for 6 hours. When time is up, you should be able to shred the pork easily with a pair of tongs.