I love this easy weeknight recipe!
Now, I love a slow-smoked and pulled pork shoulder – our friends Matt and Chip both make some fine pulled pork in their smokers. I also love my “Game Day Apple BBQ Pulled Pork” which uses a big ‘ol pork shoulder and a slow cooker. But for me, cooking and pulling a big bone-in pork shoulder is more of a weekend activity – I wanted to come up with a recipe that uses pork tenderloin which is lot easier to deal with on a weekday.
I know what your thinking… pork tenderloin is too lean if you want a succulent pulled pork. However, if you slow cook that dry rubbed pork tenderloin with some finely chopped bacon and garlic. The fat and flavor from the bacon melts right into that lean tenderloin making for a tasty, juicy and yes, succulent pulled pork sandwich!
We like our pulled pork on brioche or potato rolls that are buttered and toasted on a griddle. Add some cole slaw and pickles or maybe some baked beans and macaroni and cheese, and you have a delicious meal on your hands – probably some on your face too! Grab some extra napkins before you dig in!