Last week I was in Oklahoma visiting my family and decided to make my Slow Cooked Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tenderloin Tacos. I knew this was an easy recipe that I could put in the crock pot in the morning and the family could eat for dinner that evening.
After making it I was reminded of just how gosh darn good it is! That was when I decided that I needed to add another slow cooked pork tenderloin recipe to my LLB repertoire.
I am totally addicted to using pork tenderloin as my choice cut of pork for slow cooking, it’s as lean as a boneless, skinless chicken breast and the most tender cut of pork, making it both a healthy and delicious option for the slow cooker!
Since my version of PF Chang’s Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe has been so popular, I decided it was about time I made a Sweet and Sour pork recipe!
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 lb pork tenderloin
- ½ red bell pepper (chopped)
- ½ green bell pepper (chopped)
- ½ red onion (chopped)
- ½ cup pineapple chunks
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup gluten free soy sauce
- 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
In a small bowl combine the brown sugar and ground ginger.
Rub the pork tenderloin with the mixture.
Place in the crock pot and add the bell peppers, onion and pineapple.
In a small bowl whisk the honey, soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, white wine vinegar, garlic and red pepper flakes together.
Pour the sauce over the pork in the crock pot.
Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 6-8 hours.
Remove the pork tenderloin from the crock pot and use two forks to shred.
Don’t worry, this part is really easy, the pork basically just falls apart after slow cooking all day!
Place the pork back in the slow cooker with the sauce, peppers and pineapple.
Now it’s time to decide how you want to serve the pork. I tried it three ways and loved all three, so it just depends what you’re looking for!
Option 1: place it inside warm pita bread for a pulled pork pita.
Option 2: place it in lettuce leaves for a low carb, gluten free option.
Option 3: serve it over a bowl of rice, also a great gluten free option.
No matter how you decide to serve it, this pulled pork recipe is so delicious!
Another great slow cooker recipe that takes 15 minutes to throw together in the morning and makes for one delicious dinner at night!
♦ Gluten Free Option: The pork recipe is gluten free. Serve in lettuce leaves or over rice for a gluten free meal.