Tangy Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe
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Tangy Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe

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The slow cooker not only makes this an easy meal, but it keeps the pork tender, saucy and loaded with flavor. —Beki Kosydar-Krantz, Mayfield, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 rolls or buns, split and toasted
  • Coleslaw, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 402 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 1181mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. Cut the tenderloin in half; place in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and pepper; pour over pork.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until meat is tender. Remove meat; shred with two forks. Return to slow cooker; heat through. Serve on toasted rolls or buns, and, if desired, with coleslaw. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tangy Pulled Pork Sandwiches in Light & Tasty June/July 2006, p27

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Robby1 User ID: 1478802 264355
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2017

"Pulled pork sandwiches couldn't get any easier than this and so tasty! The tenderloin was moist and the sauce is delicious. This recipe will be very easy to double or triple and I look forward to making it for friends and family."

Melissa User ID: 9129420 264302
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2017

"Would you advise...does the nutritional information include the buns? Trying to make sure I calculate my Weight Watchers points correctly. Thank you!"

bunqui95 User ID: 7138867 263920
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2017

"I doubled the recipe and made it today for a church potluck. No leftovers to bring home, so it seems to have been a very popular dish. More importantly, my husband gave it a thumbs up, so I plan on filing it away as an easy weeknight dinner for our family of three. Simple and tasty, and I love crockpot cooking."

lamsden User ID: 8554497 263784
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2017

"I have made this recipe many times. I use whatever weight of pork I happen to have on hand and adjust the sauce accordingly. I often use country style ribs and pick the meat off after the ribs have cooked all day in the crockpot. This recipe makes delicious pulled pork!"

slmarcial User ID: 6936938 256478
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2016

"I used 2.5 pounds of tenderloin & quadrupled the sauce recipe. I didn't have brown mustard so used BBQ sauce instead. My family raved about this & declared this recipe a 110% keeper. Thank you for sharing Beki & for the other tips below. With the extra sauce, my tenderloin was perfectly moist & flavorful. (I had enough sauce left over that I was able to add a little more sauce after shredding the pork). :)"

PageRD User ID: 5881442 250674
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2016

"I loved the flavors of the sauce but there wasn't nearly enough! I will double it next time. Also, I found the tenderloin to be dry so I might try a different cut. But it was a great midweek super with plenty of leftovers for the next day."

tcavman15 User ID: 1537577 222209
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2015

"This is my go-to recipe when we're craving pulled pork sandwiches. So easy! Often times I double or triple this recipe in my 6 qt. slow cooker. Now if I could only thicken the sauce just a little. Perhaps a cornstarch or arrowroot slurry added to the sauce and turned to high heat in the crockpot while I'm shredding the meat. Pairs nicely with Renee Endress's recipe for Creamy Coleslaw Recipe here in Taste of Home."

Remenec User ID: 6059530 134840
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"This marinade has great flavor. I would probably double the recipe next time, as I generally cook a larger size roast than the recipe calls for."

fritz80 User ID: 6178619 62132
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2014

"So easy to make and good flavor. One of our go to recipes in the summer for an easy healthy supper without having to turn on the stove."

lzcb User ID: 7407070 58519
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"Not so much. Catsup has SO MUCH sugar! Just way too sweet."

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