Cranberry BBQ Pulled Pork

 My husband and sons just LOVE pulled pork.  I'm not a huge fan but I'm game to make a meal that everyone willingly eats.  Over the past year I think we've made pulled pork almost once a month and I like to mix it up and try out "different" recipes.  



For our pulled pork I like to use pork tenderloin since it's a leaner cut of meat.  I was afraid it wouldn't pull well since it's not as fatty as a pork butt but with our meat claws I had no problems at all. 

Combining just 4 ingredients it was so easy!

Ingredients:

pork tenderloin (we always cook 2!)

1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce

1 can whole berry cranberry sauce

1-2 Tablespoons dried minced onion 


I gathered all my ingredients, put everything into our large crock pot and set it on low for the entire day.


When I lifted off the lid at dinnertime it looked like this:


I pulled out the tenderloins and shredded them.  Then added in scoops of the juices until I had a consistency I liked.   My boys noticed the cranberries but didn't bother picking them out.  I think it gave a nice added flavor kick now and then. 



We served the pork over rice with a side of vegetables. 



I love quick and simple meals like this! 

Have you ever tried combining pork and cranberry?

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Comments

  1. Oh yum! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. I love cranberry in meat dishes!

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    1. Me too! But I really like cranberry anything.

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  3. How awesome to be making this type of meal for your boys and husband. I bet that tasted delicious and I love using the crock pot for these types of meals.

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    1. Thank you! I love using my crock pot for quick evening dinners.

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  4. I love pulled pork and I make it often! I'll have to try this recipe to change it up sometime! It looks delicious.

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    1. I like to try new pulled pork recipes too.

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  5. Never tried cranberries with pork, but sounds like a good combination. I love the tartness of cranberries. I've also never made pulled pork but I know hubby and son like it too. Maybe I'll give the recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Ohh! It sounds like the cranberry sauce adds something a little extra to the pulled port. I think I need to try it x

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  7. Joanne,
    Looks really yummy!!
    Happy Easter!! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  8. Mjammie! Good recipe and such nice photos

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  9. I love the idea of the cranberries in this. I just made one in our instapot, and it turned out good. Next time I'm totally adding cranberries.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I hope you like it! I thought the cranberries added a nice flavor boost.

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  10. I love cranberries! This sounds like a scrumptious recipe! I've never thought to use a pork tenderloin for pulled pork. I just happen to have one in the freezer!

    Thanks for the fabulous idea, Joanne!

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us on Full Plate Thursday, 585! Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon.
    Miz Helen

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