Sweet and Smoky Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Loin

Sweet and Smoky Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Loin

Sarah Meedel

"This makes a massive batch of pulled pork that is great for cook-outs, potlucks, parties for a sizable group, or for lunches and dinners with plenty of extras to freeze and reheat. Substitute any other diet soda; the soda is used as a substitute for brown sugar. Dish can be served by itself or 'sloppy joe' style on hamburger buns."
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4 h 20 m servings 148 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings


  • Calories:
  • 148 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 16.1 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 322 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cut each pork tenderloin into 4 pieces and place into a slow cooker; set to High.
  2. Stir onions, barbecue sauce, crushed tomatoes, diet soda, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, liquid smoke flavoring, paprika, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl; pour mixture over pork tenderloin pieces. Cover and cook until tenderloin pieces begin to shred at the edges, 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Shred meat using 2 forks; reduce slow cooker setting to Low and cook 1 more hour.


  • Cook's Note:
  • I used 3 (1 1/2-pound) packs Farmland Oven Perfect(R) Chipotle BBQ pork loin fillets.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.


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I enjoyed this.. nice flavor. Only change next time will be to drain the tomatoes.. it was a bit watery

I followed this recipe with the exception the I read the reviews snd drained the water from the tomatoes can... is absolutley delicious and as. Leftover is amazing

Sweet & Smoky Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Haiku: "Didn't like nutmeg. Dr. Pepper a nice touch, did mine low n' slow." Used a pork LOIN (3 lb.) not tenderloin b/c I don't like to obliterate a lovely ...

Loved it! Next time I'll half the cinnamon .

It's actually still in the pot. Had to taste it while shredding it! I like it! Tasty but not overpowering the flavor of the pork. I also used Sweet Baby Rays original BBQ sauce. Like some of the...

Made it with pork tenderloin. I did not use liquid smoke instead I substituted a hickory smoked barbecue sauce. Great flavor

Nice flavor. I agree...too watery.

Made this once and now its cooking yet again. My husband and son are barbecue hounds and finished it before we got to have it for leftovers! A definite winner!!

Used a pork loin from BJ's, doubled the tomatoes and bbq sauce (hickory sweet baby rays) doubled the red pepper flakes and salted the pork over night. Cooked fat side up, it was done in 3 hrs on...

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