Recipe: Crockpot shredded pork over baked potatoes

Who doesn't love to toss a few ingredients into a Crockpot before going about their day and then, come home to a perfectly cooked meal?!?  This is an excellent way to get some more pork into your diet and to use up that pork tenderloin that often goes on sale at the grocery store!  P.S. The pork would be really good on toasted hamburger buns as well!

Recipe: Crockpot shredded pork over baked potatoes

1 - 1.5-2lb pork tenderloin (most 4-5lb packages have TWO tenderloins inside, use one for this recipe and freeze the other or use both and just double the ingredients below)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Half an onion (quartered, if you don't plan to eat it; thinly sliced or diced if you do plan to eat it)
16oz (2 cups) of a 18oz bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's Original BBQ Sauce
8oz (1 cup) of a 12oz bottle of Lawry's Baja Chipotle Marinade (I can always find it at Target)
Shredded cheddar cheese, green onions, and any other baked potato fixings, if desired

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat for 2 minutes.  Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan.  Also, plug in crockpot and place on LOW heat.

Rub mustard all over pork.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Place into skillet and sear 2 minutes on all sides (three sides, a total of 6 minutes).  While it's cooking, add onion to the bottom of the crockpot.

Turn heat off skillet, remove tenderloin from skillet, and place into the crockpot on top of onions.

Pour in marinade and BBQ sauce, place lid on the crockpot, and let cook on LOW for 7 hours.

***NOTE: Baked potatoes in the oven take 2 hours to cook through (assuming each potato is about 1lb or smaller) so, be sure to leave yourself some time to bake your potatoes.  HERE is the link to baked potatoes. ***

Remove tenderloin from crockpot and place on a cutting board or in a bowl to shred with tongs or a fork.  It will shred very easily!  Remove onions from crockpot if you desire and add pork back to the sauce in the crockpot, stirring to coat.

Cut open each baked potato, flaking the potato with a fork.  Dress your potato the way you like with butter, salt, pepper, cheese, green onions, even some sourcream.  Place about a one cup portion of the pork over the top of the potato and serve.

This recipe will serve approximately 4 people.


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