Easiest Crock Pot Shredded Pork Tenderloin

Great moisture and taste in the easiest crock pot shredded port tenderloin EVER. While I love pulled pork, this will do anytime.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy, Family, Quick
Servings: 4
Calories: 218
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin about 1-1/2 pounds
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Start with a pork tenderloin. Trim off extra fat and the silverskin.
  • Cut into 5-6 approximately equal chunks.
  • Mix 2 teaspoon brown sugar, two teaspoon chili powder, one teaspoon coarse salt, 1/4 teaspoon each of pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Mix well.
  • Add the spices to the meat in a bowl and stir well to coat.
  • Place the meat in the bottom of a small crock pot. Cook on high for 2 hours.
  • Shred the meat after 2 hours and mix back into the liquid in the crock pot. Let it cook another 15-20 minutes on high and you are good to go.

Notes

PLEASE be sure you have a pork TENDERLOIN and not a pork LOIN. They are NOT the same. A tenderloin is about 1 1/2 pounds, long and thin. A pork loin is much bigger and thicker. They do not cook the same and the problems most people are having seem to be the wrong cut of pork. If you have a loin, then please see https://www.101cookingfortwo.com/crock-pot-pulled-pork-loin/

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 699mg | Potassium: 658mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2.3mg