Ben’s Favorite Crock Pot Meal: Healthy Pulled Pork Sliders

Meal 2 of pork sliders

My Paleo version of Healthy Crock Pot Pork Sliders

My Pulled Pork Sliders might be the easiest (yes I said EASIEST) crock pot recipe in my repertoire. It only has 3 ingredients and it is so yummy! The kids love it, adults love it, and Mamas love it too because there is little mess to clean up.

This recipe is great to serve at parties, tailgating, etc. Every time I make this, no lie, my kids do a little dance. I accredit it to my yummy cooking but I have a feeling it has a lot to do with the sweet BBQ sauce!

Ben’s Favorite Crock Pot Meal: Healthy Pulled Pork Sliders
 
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Seriously the EASIEST and TASTIEST crock pot meal EVER!
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Recipe type: Crock Pot
Cuisine: Healthy American
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 2 pork tenderloins
  • 2 cans of root beer, Dr. Pepper, or dark “cola” of your choice (For the pictures below I only had Coke Zero on hand and I used that and it was equally fabulous)
  • 1 can of your favorite Bar-B-Que Sauce (We use Salt Lick which is a local Texas Bar-B-Que joint here)
Instructions
  1. Place 2 pork tenderloins in the crock pot (thawed out if frozen)
  2. Pour your soda of choice over the crock pot. So I have a small crock pot (6 qts) and when I pour the soda over the pork tenderloin it covers the pork about ¾. If you have a bigger crock pot you might need more soda so if you want to buy a 2 liter to make sure you have enough liquid to cover the pork, go ahead. Also, if you only decide to cook 1 pork tenderloin I would not “half” the soda measurement because again the reason why we use cola is the sugar tenderizes the meat and it needs to cover as much of the pork as possible.
  3. Put on low and cook for 8-10 hours.
  4. Once the pork is cooked you can either shred it in the crock pot or drain all the liquid and shred the pork in a separate bowl. Either way separate liquid from pork.
  5. After all the pork is shredded and liquid is gone, just pour your Bar-B-Que sauce over the shredded pork and stir. And that is it!
Notes
Accompaniment: I used to serve this meal with those yummy sweet Hawaii Rolls and they are “melt in your mouth” good. For my nongrain/ Paleo followers, in the past I have used a lettuce wrap to eat these sliders, but this time around I cut a raw, colored pepper. It was so good because every bite was crunchy and sweet.

Crock Pot Pork Sliders Ingredients

Healthy Crock Pot Pork Sliders Ingredients

Ingredients in crock pot

Ingredients in crock pot ready to cook all day. Note pork tenderloin is almost submerged in liquid

Cooked all day and ready to shred

Pork Tenderloin cooked all day and ready to shred

Pork sliders ready to shred

Pulled Pork sliders ready to shred and pour yummy BBQ sauce over

Shredding pork tenderloin

Shredding pork tenderloin in crock pot before straining excess liquid

All done and ready to eat

BBQ sauce poured on and now ready to eat healthy pork sliders

My Paleo version of the healthy pulled pork sliders

Close up of my healthy pulled pork sliders

Meal 1 of pork sliders

My Paleo version of the Healthy Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sliders

 

Enjoy! Let me know what you think.

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5 Responses to “Ben’s Favorite Crock Pot Meal: Healthy Pulled Pork Sliders”

  1. BenAugust 30, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    Long time reader, first time poster. Thanks for this one. I’ve got to feed two crazy kiddos while my wife is trotting the globe so I really like easy recipes. This is about as easy as it comes. I made it this morning in like 3 minutes.

    • LauraAugust 30, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

      Thanks Ben for the feedback! It is husband tested as well! Easy enough for a man to do it; that’s what I am talking about. Enjoy!

  2. JoyOctober 12, 2012 at 1:03 am #

    Finally tried one of your recipes! Loved it! Easiest thing ever! And so delicious! I bought ingredients to try your pumpkin curry next!

    • LauraOctober 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

      Awesome Joy! So happy you loved the meal. Let me know how the pumpkin curry turns out and if it is a family fave too. We should get the families together soon!

  3. BenNovember 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    This one is so good and easy I made it again. All by myself. Such a big boy!

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