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Who doesn’t love BBQ?

This is another crock pot favorite of mine I use to eat years ago. I will still eat some of it sans the kidney beans and just use a little sauce (oh Paleo!) but my family loves this super easy meal. The only thing that is a pain is trimming the pork loin but other than that, it’s ridiculously simple. Here’s what you need:

  • 2 pork tenderloins (clean up, cut off excess fat and membrane)
  • Jar of BBQ sauce
  • 2 cans of just kidney beans


Put it all in crockpot for about 6 hours on low.  Then tear apart the pork so it becomes shreadded, let it soak in the sauce another hours or so, and enjoy!  It’s really good with a piece of Food For Life Brown Rice Bread under or with it.  It tastes similarly to cornbread when toasted and it’s mainly just brown rice with some fruit juice added.   Makes great almond butter and honey sandwiches for the kids too! My dad even loves it!

I do like Stubbs BBQ sauce if you are going to buy a sauce since it’s lower in sugar than most.  It has 4 grams per serving and no high fructose corn syrup.  Believe it or not, it’s almost impossible to buy a bottled BBQ without the stuff.  Ideally, if you have time to make your own, , mix the ingredients below together:

  • 1 can of no sugar added organic tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp chipotle powder
  • 2 tsp celtic sea salt
  • A dash of garlic powder

Spice to your individual taste. You might like it more sour or more spicy or even sweeter.

  • Shana - Stubbs is the best! Have been buying it for years, mostly for the taste, but come to find out it’s just about the best of the bunch! If only it were local…ReplyCancel

  • Lanny Asamoto - My mouth is watering just looking at the picture!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - Thank you so much for this recipe! I was looking for something to put in the crock pot to have ready when we got home from church. This was wonderful–my middle daughter, who doesn’t normally love meat, requested seconds! I also really like the homemade barbeque sauce. It was so easy to throw together, and the taste is just right. I’m going to try it with some meatballs soon. Anyway, thanks again for the great recipe. It’s going to be a regular in our house!ReplyCancel

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