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Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork perfectly seasoned is a go to meat to serve at a party. Serve with sauce or turn it into sandwiches, a salad topping, wrap, etc.

Pulled pork is great for serving a large crowd. I like to buy a few different sauces to change up the flavor. In the winter we make pulled pork in our crock pot but in the summer we take the time to smoke it.

I like to put the leftovers on a salad or turn the meat into soup and freeze it for fast lunches. I freeze it using 1 cup ice cube trays. If you are new to freezing to prevent waste check out our article on using ice cube trays to store foods.

Cost Per Serving $2.44 as of September 2022

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $19.48.

If you have a stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $8.06.

  • Cost per serving reduces to $1.01.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.


Recipe serves: 8

Serving size: 4 ounces

Equipment needed: crock-pot

Total time: 8 – 10 hours


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices.

There is about a $11.42 savings for a well stocked pantry. 

Pantry & Spices

Total: $11.42 as of September 2022

  • brown sugar $1.70
  • cayenne pepper $1.90
  • celery salt $1.94
  • garlic powder $1.00
  • ground mustard $1.94
  • onion powder $1.00
  • smoked paprika $1.94


Total: $8.06 as of September 2022

  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin $8.06

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the crock pot.
  3. Rub the tenderloin all over with the spice mixture then place in the crockpot on low for 8 to 10 hours. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 4 under $70 – Menu 2

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