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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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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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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

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Prep

  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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Make

  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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Reviews

Ratings

Original (151)
Gluten-free (9)
Paleo (11)
Vegetarian (18)

73 reviews

The meatballs themselves were not very flavorful. The sauce was fine. We added a dollop of sour cream. We ate frozen peas as a side--it would have been nice to have a coordinated veggie option in addition to the sauce.

By: Rebecca
Posted: Jul 06, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Didn't add rice. Enjoyed it!

By: Stephanie
Posted: May 12, 2015
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

The sauce is delicious which really makes the meal! I suggest adding a little bit of sour cream before serving. I skipped the rice. Next time I will use turkey instead of pork.

By: Carrie
Posted: May 08, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Did this on the stove since I was only cooking for two. Added an egg and breadcrumbs to the meatballs like some people suggested. Also added a couple chipotles to the sauce, since some were saying it was a bit bland. Came out delicious! Need to come up with something more creative than rice to serve them with though.

By: Carrie
Posted: Apr 15, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Could be spicier, but the flavor was excellent.

By: Laura
Posted: Mar 26, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I did as several other reviewers suggested and added an egg & breadcrumbs to the meatballs, which I also made with ground beef instead of pork, because I had it on hand. Not dry at all, and very yummy. My husband & both said we would serve it a little differently next time, with more veggies.

By: Caroline
Posted: Feb 27, 2015
Diet: Original
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