Wednesday, March 28, 2012

3 Ingredient Pulled Pork

If you have been reading my blog the past few months, you know that I am not a huge fan of the crockpot. I have ruined countless meals with this pot. However, my best friend, MMB, convinced me to try this recipe. To my surprise, it was fabulous and I will definitely be making it again. I chose to use pork tenderloin instead of pork shoulder or pork butt because it is more lean. Some people advise against this but my meat turned out just as tender so don't bother with that fatty stuff!
Adapted from Tablespoon
1 (2 pound) pork tenderloin (pork shoulder or butt can also be used)
1 (18 ounce) bottle of root beer (you just need enough to cover the meat)
1 (18 ounce) bottle of barbecue sauce (KC Masterpiece is my favorite)
Place the pork tenderloin in a slow cooker and pour the bottle of root beer over the meat. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
DO NOT open the slow cooker before 6 hours. It may be hard to do but you will lose the effect of the slow cooker if you open it before this time.
After the pork has cooked, drain and discard the root beer. I know this picture does not look appetizing but I did not want you to be surprised if you cooked the tenderloin and it looked like this after you drained it. I promise it is still good. Don't judge a book by it's cover!
Shred the pork and place back in the slow cooker.
Here is what it looks like all shredded!
Pour the barbecue sauce over the pork and stir to combine. Serve immediately or keep warm in slow cooker until ready to serve.
For last night's meal, I used the pulled pork for tacos! They were so delicious. I made my own taco bar with fresh whole wheat tortillas, diced tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, carrots, scallions and diced red onions.
We savored every bite. Tomorrow, I will share with you what we did with the left over pulled pork.
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