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Down-Home Shredded Pork

Down-Home Shredded Pork

This diabetes-friendly recipe for Down-Home Shredded Pork gets its special flavor from the Test Kitchen's secret recipe: diet root beer! Pair it with some coleslaw and you've got a meal that can't be beat!

Serves: 8

Serving Size: About 4 ounces

Cooking Time: 4 hr 15 min

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (2-pound) package pork tenderloin, trimmed, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 1 cup diet root beer
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
What To Do:
  1. Coat a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Over medium-high heat, brown pork on all sides.
  2. Pour root beer into a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Add pork and onion, and pour barbecue sauce on top.
  3. Cook on LOW 4 to 6 hours, or until pork easily breaks apart. Using 2 forks, shred pork in slow cooker, mixing with sauce. 


  • To make your own low-carb barbecue sauce, whisk together 1/2 cup reduced-sugar ketchup, 1/4 cup cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon molasses, and 1 teaspoon dry barbecue seasoning mix. Store in refrigerator until ready to use. Makes 3/4 cup.
  • Serve on bibb lettuce with shredded carrot and scallion to make a tasty lettuce wrap. 


Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 182
  • Calories from Fat 23
  • Total Fat 2.6g 4 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.8g 4 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 24g 48 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 74mg 25 %
  • Sodium 397mg 17 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 14g 5 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1 %
  • Sugars 10g 0 %
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