Pork isn’t often suggested as part of a bodybuilding diet, but pork tenderloin is often very lean with little fat to trim. This recipe isn’t one we’d suggest when preparing for a competition, but in the offseason it is a nice change of flavors and is very easy to make. Please, do not be discouraged by the ingredient list, trust us, the crock pot makes this simple.
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 3 lbs pork tenderloin, trimmed
- 6 tbsp cider vinegar
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- red pepper flakes to taste
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- Place onion in a slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, paprika, salt, and pepper, mixing thoroughly.
- Rub the mixture on the meat, coating evenly. Place the pork in the slow cooker.
- In a medium bowl, combine the vinegar, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, sugar, mustard, and cayenne pepper, mixing thoroughly.
- Add to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
- Remove the meat. Using two forks, shred the meat and onions coarsely and discard the fat.
Nutrition for 8 Servings
- Total Fat: 4 grams
- Total Carbohydrates: 7 grams
- Protein: 33 grams
Serve as you’d like on a roll, over rice, mixed in a salad- it is very versatile!
This recipe was provided by Kris Pisarcik. A cancer survivor, competitive bodybuilder, and personal trainer for over 10 years, Kris knows what it takes to be healthy.
Kris says, ” I am extremely passionate and motivated by delivering results to my clients, and take a genuine interest in their success. I firmly believe you only get out what you put in and with full commitment and giving it 100%, you will achieve the goals you have set out to accomplish!”
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