I love grilling season, but how can you get that flavor if you don’t have a grill or smoker? Liquid smoke is one of my favorite ingredients to give that smoky flavor if you don’t have one. This recipe tastes as good as if you made it in a smoker.
It’s full of flavor and healthier than pulled pork from a restaurant, but it tastes just as good.
Nutrition tip: Using pork tenderloin rather than the usual pork butt decreases the total fat by 13 grams and saturated fat content by over 4 grams per 4 oz serving.
It goes well on a sandwich or just by itself. And it’s definitely worth the extra effort in buttering and toasting the ciabatta buns. Just add your favorite veggie side for a balanced and nourishing meal.
Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork
What you need:
1 1/2-2 lbs Pork Tenderloin
2 Tbsp liquid smoke
2 Tbsp Smokehouse Maple seasoning
1 Tbsp Montreal Steak seasoning
2-3 Tbsp Paprika, or enough to cover pork
Your favorite barbecue sauce for serving
What you do:
1. Pour liquid smoke over pork tenderloin. Rub to coat.
2. Sprinkle all seasonings onto pork and rub to coat
3. Place in slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, flipping pork halfway through. Pork is done when it easily falls apart and shreds.
4. Butter the inside of ciabatta buns and place buttered side down on a skillet over medium heat.
5. Serve pork on ciabatta buns with your favorite barbecue sauce.
6. Don’t forget your veggie side! I served mine with sautéed garlic zucchini.