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What a slow-cooker recipe should be: EASY, YUMMY & HEALTHY

I guess we were the last to know.  This recipe is all over the web and I can NOW understand why. It's criminally easy, healthy and really good!

*Photo courtesy of which also lists this recipe!

If you enjoy bbq pulled pork sandwiches -- or the tender, shredded meat a top your favorite salad, this is a MUST make recipe. And remember, for a red meat, pork tenderloin is super sensible. Read our past post "Pig versus Chicken."


  1. 2 lbs worth of pork tenderloin (We used 2 pieces of meat, each about 1.2 lbs)
  2. 12-16 oz Root Beer (We used A&W)
  3. Barbeque Sauce (We used TJ's all natural BBQ Sauce with a "kick". And we also used Gayle's Extra Sassy Barbecue Sauce from Whole Foods.  Both sauces are low-calorie, about 40 per 2 tablespoons.  We thinned out the TJ's sauce with apple cider vinegar).
  4. Slow Cooker (We have a Hamilton Beach and used the medium sized bowl, 6 quarts)

Gayle's BBQ Sauce


  1. Trim the big piece of muscle/fat off each tenderloin. Use scissors. It's quicker.
  2. Put tenderloin in slow cooker
  3. Pour in Root Beer
  4. Cook on low 6 to 7 hours
  5. Once done, remove from juices, and shred. It will shred so easily. I used my hands
  6. Mix in the BBQ sauce. We went light and then topped with more when we ate it later.

That is it!!!

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