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!


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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  1. Oh yum! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. I love cranberry in meat dishes!

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  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!

  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

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

  8. Mjammie! Good recipe and such nice photos

  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.

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

  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!

  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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