Sam's Favorite Pulled Pork Recipe -
Sam's Favorite Pulled Pork Recipe
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Sam's Favorite Pulled Pork

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"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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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    7 hrs 10 mins

    7 hrs 25 mins


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

Reviews More Reviews

Apr 07, 2015

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

Mar 08, 2015



9 Ratings

Jan 26, 2015

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 1/2 cup of water, but still had plenty for the slow cooker. I was a little concerned when it first started cooking, the vinegar scent was strong, but it mellowed throughout the day, and mmmmmm, the end result was delicious. I would recommend this recipe for families like ours with varied tastes, it is a good, tasty meat and people can add more hot sauce or barbeque sauce to their own servings.

Dec 15, 2014

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 sharing this recipe!

Nov 27, 2014

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 recipe (which my boyfriend said was amazing). Thanks for the recipe.

Nov 21, 2014

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

Jul 23, 2014

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. Thank you, Morgan, for posting it!

Jul 29, 2015

I absolutely LOVE this recipe!! There are so many tastes that just punch your taste buds in all the right ways! Thank you so much!!


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  • Calories
  • 350 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 23.7 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 658 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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