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Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Tenderloin
with slaw and avocados

Active: 30 min Total: 8 hr 30 min
We know you want to ring in 2015 with flavorful pulled pork! Get dressed up and enjoy it with a glass of champagne.
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Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Tenderloin:
  • Pork tenderloins - 2 1/2 lbs
  • Chili powder - 2 tsp
  • Coriander - 2 tsp
  • Cumin - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Maple syrup - 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp
  • Apple cider vinegar - 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp
  • Red cabbage - 4 cups , sliced
  • Cooking oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Avocados - 1 , cubed
  • Limes - 1/2 , sliced into wedges


  1. Pork tenderloins - Divide into smaller pieces. We want to increase the surface area for more flavor to seep in. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  2. Make flavoring - Mix together chili powder, coriander, cumin, paprika, first part of maple syrup and first part of apple cider vinegar.
  3. Slow-cook pork - Optional step, sear pork pieces in some heated oil until golden. Transfer to slow-cooker with the flavoring, and slow-cook for 6 to 8 hours on low.
  4. Cabbage - Slice. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  5. Make slaw - Mix together second part of apple cider vinegar, second part of maple syrup, and oil. Toss cabbage with dressing and some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

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  1. When pork is done, break it apart with a fork and return to slow-cooker and let sit in its juices for ~15 more minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and any of the other spices.
  2. Cube avocado. Enjoy pulled pork top with slaw, avocado, and lime wedges. Reserve 1/3 of the pulled pork for tomorrow’s soup.



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