Crock Pot

Crock Pot Spicy Shredded Pork Loin

Whoa. Seriously, what happened to November? This month has flown by, particularly this last week. What with Joel starting to work nights and trying to sleep at home during the day, me getting a cold and just wanting to stare at the tv for hours on end, and Ladybug decided to exercise her vocal cords by running through the house shrieking and squealing, I’m pooped. Throw Thanksgiving on top of that, and I’m exhausted.

Then all the sudden I saw what day it was and realized that not only had the Daring Bakers challenge totally slipped away from me but that I was barely going to make Secret Recipe Club! Bad Blogger, Bad! This month I was assigned to Double Dipped Life, and I had a fun time looking through all the great recipes here. I had originally planned on making these Roasted Peach Vanilla Bean Scones. But since I’m running late I decided to try this Crock Pot Spicy Shredded Pork Loin a try instead.

This is a super simple recipe – only three ingredients and a few hours in the crock pot, and you have the makings for a delicious meal! We used the shredded pork to make tacos, but there are really so many things you could do with it, this meat is so delicious! We used our favorite salsa, which isn’t too spicy since we have a little one to feed. It was slightly spicy and slightly sweet, and was awesome in our tacos! I honestly might never use ground beef for tacos ever again! There is a little bit of “activity” for you to do while this cooks, so while this might not be a good meal to cook while you are at work, its perfect for a busy weekend or when you have guests over!

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Crock Pot Spicy Shredded Pork Tenderloin (Double Dipped Life)


Crock Pot Spicy Shredded Pork Loin

  • Author: Jenni
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes


2 lb. Pork Loin
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups of your favorite salsa



In the bottom of your crock pot combine the brown sugar and salsa.
Place the pork in the crock pot and spoon some of the sauce over top.
Place the lid on and cook on low for 5 hours, turning the pork over halfway through.
Remove the lid and using two forks, shred the pork and stir it thoroughly in the sauce.
Replace the lid and allow to cook for an additional hour. If it is still really juicy inside you can remove the lid for the last 30 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken slightly.

Check out what some of the other members of the Secret Recipe Club made this month!



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    The Double Dipped Life
    November 28, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    I am SO glad that you found a recipe that worked for you- and that you liked! Now I'm off to explore YOUR blog! 🙂

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    Jenna @ Newlyweds
    November 28, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    These look delicious!! I love how juicy and tender cooking in the crockpot makes the meat. Visiting from SRC.

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    November 28, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    How fun to have "met" you via the SRC! – thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind words. 🙂

    Your recipe that you choose from Double Dipped Life looks so good! LOVE that there are only 3 ingredients to create such a yummy sounding meal. Your tacos must have been super delicious!

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    November 28, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Love simple crockpot recipes for busy days..and I have plenty of busy days around here.

    This one is right up my alley! 🙂

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    Megan @ Cooking Whims
    November 29, 2011 at 4:52 AM

    I love crock pot recipes–they're lifesavers in a pinch, and always SO easy to make. Great choice! 🙂

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    November 29, 2011 at 5:42 AM

    This looks so delicious! I'm always looking for new crockpot meals to try, so I've definitely bookmarked this for future use!

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    November 29, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    That looks really delicious !

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    Karen S Booth
    November 29, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    What a wonderful looking meal and such pretty photos too! Came here through the SRC and so pleased to find you!
    Karen @ Lavender and Lovage

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    November 29, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    This really sounds delicious. I am new to your blog but plan to return. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I enjoyed the time I spent here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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    Kristy Lynn
    November 29, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Holy simple batman! I've been looking for a great shredded pork recipe for tacos or sammies – maybe I'll try this one next 🙂

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    November 29, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    Three ingredient pulled pork? I'm SO there, plus…I've become quite a crockpot nut lately, so yet another goodie to let simmer away while I'm out. Oh..also loving your Vermont SD bread and the rosemary chicken potato skillet. We definitely have to meet one day because I want you to cook me dinner! lol

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    November 29, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Visiting from SRC group D. Nice to meet you. This looks amazing. I love sweet and savory and can never get enough Mexican style food! Can't wait to try this one!

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    Lindsay {life and kitchen}
    November 30, 2011 at 1:02 AM

    Oh wow. This looks so yummy and the crockpot makes it so easy!

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    nicole @ I am a honey bee
    December 2, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    oooo I love pulled pork but we do it with BBQ sauce. time to change it up!

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    Lamb Animals
    December 20, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Can I use chicken for this recipe! I just thought that I already used my beef supply here and I am really getting lazy to walk out the house with this cold weather.

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    December 20, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    You bet, chicken would work great!!

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    First Piano
    December 21, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    Hi! This was the first time I used my new crock pot, and this recipe was the favorite at our family reunion. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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