This 4-ingredient slow cooker bbq shredded pork tenderloin recipe is exactly what you want on your gameday menu. It only has 4-ingredients, so there isn’t a long grocery list to worry about. And it cooks from start to finish in the slow cooker. So you can set it and forget it while you decorate the house in the winning (fingers crossed) team’s colors and put out a few last-minute appetizers.
In the slow cooker crock, stir together barbecue sauce, a can of root beer, and halved jalapeños (if you want a spicer pork, don’t remove the seeds from the jalapeños).
Add the pork tenderloins (you can easily fit two in the slow cooker) and turn until they’re well-coated with the flavorful sauce.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 to 3 ½ hours or LOW for 6 to 7 hours. When the pork is done, shred with two forks. The tenderloin shreds easily and is ready to serve right from the slow cooker (you can even switch it to WARM so the meat stays that way throughout all four quarters).
We wanted this deliciously simply pork to speak for itself, so we served it on hamburger buns with a sprinkle on cilantro - no frills. But it would be delicious served with baked beans or as a taco filler if you set up a taco bar to feed the fans.
Winter, spring, summer, fall - you’ll find any excuse to make this pork all year long. Whether it’s front and center at your gameday buffet, your backyard bbq go-to this summer, or a simple weeknight dinner, you can’t go wrong with this 4-ingredient meal.