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pulled pork on a soft roll topped with coleslaw

Pulled Pork Recipe

This delicious Apple Cider Pulled Pork is easy to make in a slow cooker. Sweet, spicy, and tender. This is the BEST pulled pork recipe!
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Servings 8 people
Calories 154kcal


  • 2 packages Smithfield® All Natural Boneless Tenderloin (about 2 pounds each)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons prepared stone ground mustard
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce for serving
  • coleslaw for serving


  • Place the pork loin into the slow cooker. (fat side up)
  • Pour in the apple cider around the pork.
  • Spread the prepared mustard on the top of the pork loin. Sprinkle with brown sugar, salt, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  • Set on low and cook for about 7 to 8 hours. Or on high for about 4 hours.
  • Remove the pork from the slow cooker, place on a butcher block or cutting board and pull with the meat apart with two forks.
  • Toss the pulled pork with your favorite brand of barbecue sauce and leftover cooking juices. Serve on toasted rolls, topped with coleslaw.
  • To keep the pork warm, place it back in the slow cooker and turn heat on low.


NOTE: Find fresh apple cider in the produce section with the other juices. If you cannot locate fresh apple cider, use apple juice from the refrigeration section (near the orange juice).


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 801mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg