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Sam's Favorite Pulled Pork

Rated as 4.74 out of 5 Stars

"Pork tenderloin cooked all day in the slow cooker makes for an affordable, delicious supper! Serve pork on warm rolls/bread with a few dollops of the sauce. It's also great with sauted onions."
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7 h 25 m servings 350
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Season pork tenderloin with salt, black pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; fry pork in hot oil until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer meat to a slow cooker. Add water, brown sugar, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and hot sauce.
  3. Cook on Low for 7 hours. Remove tenderloin to a platter and drain cooking liquid, reserving about 1/2 cup. Shred pork and return to slow cooker. Add enough reserved liquid to moisten meat.
  4. Whisk mayonnaise, white vinegar, garlic powder, lemon pepper, and 1 pinch cayenne pepper together in a bowl. Serve mayonnaise sauce with shredded pork.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you wish, add about 1/4 cup prepared BBQ sauce to the shredded pork.
  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 350 calories; 18.9 20.6 23.7 72 658 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Made it exactly to recipe. Served it with corn tortillas and the sauce. Made excellent pulled pork tacos.

Most helpful critical review

I made this exactly to the recipe, and the meat was dry. The only flavor left after the cook was the mayo. Will not be making this again.

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Made it exactly to recipe. Served it with corn tortillas and the sauce. Made excellent pulled pork tacos.

Outstanding. I omitted the cayenne and hot sauce because my son doesn't care for anything too spicy, and I knew my husband would douse his serving with hot sauce regardless. I also only added ...

This pork turned out very tender and was easy to shred. I added about a quarter cup of bbq sauce and served mine on a soft taco shell with a spoon full of coleslaw and the sauce provided in the ...

Seriously great recipe! I've tried many pulled pork recipes. This one is certainly unique! I strongly suggest eating this with the mayonnaise sauce. It made the sandwich! Thank you, Morgan for s...

I have tried many pulled pork recipes and this one is simple and delicious!

This recipe is fabulous! We have made it repeatedly since it was first posted--with no changes--and it always is delicious. The sauce is perfect. Dinner guests always ask for the recipe. Tha...

I only added ½ cup of water, skipped the hot spices & mayo sauce. I added 1 bottle of Newman’s own bbq sauce after shredding the pork. It was delicious!

I made exactly as directed and came out perfect! I served over tortilla chips and added cheese to make pulled pork nachos. One of my favorite recipes!