Down-Home Shredded Pork


Down-Home Shredded Pork

Down-Home Shredded Pork
4 Hr 15 Min

We've got a 4-ingredient shredded pork recipe that'll make you smack your lips in anticipation! Sure, there's plenty of yummy pork recipes out there, but we've got a secret ingredient that gives ours that bit of something extra. Are you ready for this? We add root beer to the barbecue sauce and you won't believe just how good it makes our Down-Home Shredded Pork! But after one bite, you'll know exactly what we're talking about.

What You'll Need

  • 1 (2-pound) package pork tenderloin, trimmed, rinsed, and patted dry (2 per package)
  • 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 both tenderloins 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.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 185
  • 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 15g 5 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.4g 1 %
  • Sugars 10g 0 %

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To Test Kitchen Team wwilliam0 Detailed nutrition info shows total sugar from barbeque sauce onion adds to 83.7 for the whole recipe of 8 servings. Trying this tonight as it looks so easy.

I have a pork roast in the fridge waiting to be used. I know what I'm gonna do with it now!!

This is more a general comment using this recipe. How can a recipe with 83.7 grams of sugar be diabetic friendly?

Hi there! We're not sure where you see that this recipe has that many grams of sugar. One serving (4 ounces) of this Down-Home Shredded Pork has 10 grams of sugar. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Enjoy!

Oh my gosh--only three ingredients! How wonderful. This would be so easy to throw together on a weeknight.

Not a big pork fan, but I thought it was very good

Sounds good....and easy! Will be making this on Christmas Eve.


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