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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tenderloin


  • 8
  • 10 min
  • 420 min

Submitted by Barbara Day, M.S., R.D.


  • 1 – 2-pound pork tenderloin
  • 1 (12-fluid ounce) can or bottle root beer
  • 1 (18-ounce) bottle favorite barbecue sauce
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 8 hamburger buns



This is one of my favorite party recipes! It’s very easy, very little mess, can be cooked ahead of time and my family & friends always compliment me on it. I use Big Green Egg claws to chop the pork tenderloin but you can use forks as well.


Nutritional Information Per Serving:  335 calories, 21.2  grams protein, 5 grams of fat,  49.4 grams of CHO,  1.5  grams dietary fiber,  990 mg sodium.



Place the pork tenderloin in a slow cooker. Salt & pepper the pork tenderloin to taste. Poke holes with a fork in the tenderloin. Pour root beer over the meat.  Cook on low for 5 ½ to 6 hours until tender. Drain well. Shred the pork tenderloin. Add barbecue sauce & mix well. Cook for an additional 1 ½ hours. Serve over hamburger buns.

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1 – 2-pound pork tenderloin

1 (12-fluid ounce) can or bottle root beer

1 (18-ounce) bottle favorite barbecue sauce

8 hamburger buns


Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition.  The former publisher of Kentuckiana HealthFitness Magazine, Kentuckiana Healthy Woman magazine and radio show host of Health News You Can Use, Barbara has over 44 years of experience in promoting healthy lifestyles to consumers.  Barbara worked as Nutrition Consultant to the Navy SEALs (8 years) and the University of Louisville Athletic Department (10 years). Barbara currently writes a weekly nutrition column for the Southeast Outlook. Barbara is a runner, cyclist, hiker, a mother and grandmother to 13 grandchildren.    





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