This simple 21 Day Fix Southwestern Pulled Pork Tenderloin makes a delicious, healthy base for tacos, BBQ sandwiches, soups and so much more!
Hey guys!! I’m suuuuuper excited today because this is my first post since my kids started back to school this week and I’m honestly really happy to get back to the blog, because oh, how I’ve missed you! As my youngest has been saying lately, you guys fill my bucket (of love 😉 ). I know, she’s freaking cute as hell, isn’t she?
Here’s a question for the parents out there – anyone else feel the need to celebrate the first day of school (and the sheer fact that you (and your little angels) made it through the summer more or less in tact? When my husband is home, we usually go out to breakfast that day and basically have a day date. It’s the best ever. However, this year the hubs was off guarding our coast, soooo no day date for us. That’s ok though because do you know what I did? I went to the waterfront and enjoyed the most epically peaceful morning of my whole dang life. I took a walk and then just sat on the rocks for a while, listened to the waves and watched the silver salmon jumping in the air. I’m blissfully sighing just thinking about it. Here’s a sample 🙂
I digress, we should probably get back to the real reason you’re here – this easy, juicy pork tenderloin.
In honor of back-to-school season, I wanted to give you guys a really simple, healthy and versatile recipe that you can make on Sunday and then use in a gazillion different ways throughout the week. Something that’ll help to make your weeknights a breeze. Yeah, I got you. Oh, and don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t make pulled pork with a tenderloin, because Exhibit “A” ⇓
This recipe starts with my favorite seasoning blend of all time, smoky southwestern seasoning. It’s not spicy, so it’s perfect for littles. I made sure it wouldn’t be overpowering in this dish, either to keep it super versatile. I highly recommend that you do as I do, and keep a jar of the stuff on your counter at all times (eggs and guacamole love this seasoning, just fyi). The recipe that I give for it here will make more than you need for your tenderloins, and depending on what I’m using the pork for, sometimes I’ll stir a little more of the seasoning into the shredded pork.
Use it to season up your pork:
Liquid in the pot:
Pork in the pot:
Then just cook on high for 4 hours and shred that bad boy up like he’s your ex-boyfriend!
Ok, now let’s talk about some awesome, super-quick weeknight meals that you can make with this deliciousness.
- Mix in some barbecue sauce and put it on basically anything… whole wheat bread, a pita pocket, a sweet potato, your arm. Ya know, whatever.
- TACOS (because the answer is always tacos)
- Enchiladas Suizas
- Add it to your favorite soup. WINTER IS COMING.
- Pita or Flatbread Pizza – with BBQ sauce or you could mix it with some hot sauce and a little yogurt to make a buffalo chicken-style pizza with some blue cheese and mozzarella, that would be sooo good!
- Since it’s mildly spiced, you could even toss it with some of the Asian-inspired sauce from this recipe, top it with some cilantro and grated carrot and make lettuce wraps out of it. Man. I could use that in my life RIGHT NOW.
- Etc. Use your brains people, I can’t do all the work. 😉 Plus, you’re probably more creative than me anyway. Go get ’em, tiger.