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Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin in Barbecue Sauce

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin in Barbecue Sauce

Monday, July 6, 2020


After a long simmer in a slow cooker, lean pork tenderloin shreds when sliced. Scoop up the pork with its hot-sweet sauce and serve plain, over baked potatoes or in a bun with coleslaw.


Makes 6 servings

¾ cup sweet and smoky low-sodium barbecue sauce

¾ cup unsweetened apple juice

1 - ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon brown sugar

¼ teaspoon smoked hot paprika

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 (1 - ½ pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed of visible fat

1 garlic clove, smashed


In a bowl, stir together barbecue sauce, apple juice, vinegar, sugar and paprika. Stir in onion. Rub pork tenderloin with garlic clove; discard leftover garlic.

Pour half the sauce into a 5-quart slow cooker. Top with pork tenderloin. Pour remaining sauce over pork.

Cover. Cook at low setting for 5 to 6 hours. (Meat thermometer inserted into pork should read at least 145 degrees.) Remove pork from slow cooker, but don’t turn off slow cooker. Let pork rest for 3 minutes. Slice pork into ¼¼-inch thick slices. Meat will break into thick chunks. Return to slow cooker and let soak in the sauce for 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Calories 230
Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 72 mg
Sodium 270 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 26 g

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