Thursday, January 13, 2011

Idiot-proof pork tenderloin

If you've never cooked before you can impress anyone with this no-fail recipe for pork tenderloin. Instead of traveling the world, I found it traveling along the Internet. My Philadelphia-based fellow travel and food writer friend Beth D'Addono ( posted a link to it on Facebook. That took me to All,, a wonderful site which had listed its Top 10 recipes of 2010.

I was intrigued and couldn't resist trying it, especially never having cooked with root beer (!) and with Florida experiencing an atypical cold snap. 

All you need are two or three ingredients and a crock pot or slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
8 servings of pulled pork sandwiches

1 2-pound pork tenderloin
12 fluid oz. root beer
18-oz. bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce
Place pork loin in a slow cooker, fat side down. Pour root beer over the meat, cover and cook on low until the pork shreds easily, probably 6-7 hours depending on your cooker. Drain well.

That's it. The original recipe called for shredding the pork - you pull it off with a regular dinner fork - then mixing it with the barbecue sauce. I tried that with some of the roast but much preferred the unadorned subtle sweetness.  I used left over shredded pork in stir fries and in sandwiches with just a smidgen of mayonnaise. Both were wonderful.

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