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Pulled Pork Tenderloin with Vidalia Onion BBQ Sauce

Pulled Pork Tenderloin with Vidalia Onion BBQ Sauce

A slow cooker transforms pork tenderloin into moist and tender meat ready for shredding. Serve it as part of a BBQ platter with pickles and cornbread or pile it on a soft bun to make a delightfully messy sandwich.


8 servings

Prep Time

30 minutes

Total Time

Slow-cooker time: 4-8 hours


Vidalia Onion BBQ Sauce

  • 1tablespoon canola oil
  • 2medium sweet onions (about 1 pound), preferably Vidalia, grated
  • 2 1/2cups ketchup
  • 1/2cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4cup honey
  • 2tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2teaspoon ground pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper, or to taste

Pulled Pork

  • 2medium sweet onions (about 1 pound), preferably Vidalia, sliced
  • 21-pound pork tenderloins, trimmed
  • 1teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2cups Vidalia Onion BBQ Sauce or other barbecue sauce


  1. To prepare sauce: Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add grated onions and cook, stirring often, until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add ketchup, vinegar, honey, lemon juice, Worcestershire, mustard, pepper and cayenne. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. (Makes 4 cups.)
  2. To prepare pork: Place sliced onions in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add pork, season with pepper and top with 2 cups of the sauce. Cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 8 hours.
  3. Using 2 forks, shred and pull the pork into strips. Stir the pork into the sauce.


Refrigerate the sauce (Step 1) for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

5- to 6-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 8 servings)

Calories 223kcal
Carbohydrate Total 25g
Total Sugars 17g
Added Sugars 12g
Fiber 2g
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 1g
Mono Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 492mg
Protein 24g
Potassium 705mg
Calcium 36mg
Chromium 3mcg
Folate 21mcg
Omega-6 1g
Vitamin B12 1mcg
Vitamin E 2mg
Zinc 2mg
Vitamin B3 8mg

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