Easy Southern Barbecue Pulled Wild Boar Tenderloin Recipe
I came home from work earlier this week in a classic Santa Fe summer thunderstorm. I walked into my cozy house and was greeted by the delicious aroma of barbecue. I’m originally from North Carolina, and the smell of what my roommate was cooking brought me instantly back to my roots.
I’ve found that I prefer not to eat pork very often, but when we started carrying wild boar meat I felt completely different about it than conventional pork. Of course, my roommate only cooks with meat from Beck & Bulow, and she was making pulled wild boar tenderloin.
She’s great at making delicious tasting food that’s healthier than you would ever expect. Although we’re not at all opposed to eating sugar in moderation, she had picked up some keto friendly barbecue sauce that used monk fruit extract as a sweetener. It was delicious! This pulled wild boar tenderloin was so tender, flavorful and saucy. It was really satisfying to be able to eat something that reminds me of my childhood and be able to feel great about where the meat came from.
The best part was, she used the Instant Pot and the recipe was really simple and easy. I had her walk me through the steps she used so that I could share it here with all of you (with her permission, of course).
This easy dish is such a crowd pleaser, combine it with your favorite barbecue sauce and serve on a bun with coleslaw, on top of some salad greens, or with some veggies on the side. It’s tasty enough to enjoy all on its own, too. Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator. Order fresh meat for delivery and enjoy the awesome results in your kitchen.
Easy BBQ Wild Boar Tenderloin By Teja Pritam
- 2 wild boar tenderloins (about 3 lbs)
- Sea salt to taste
- 1 bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce
- Place the two wild boar tenderloins in the Instant Pot. Add enough water to cover the meat, and season generously with salt.
- Cook for 4 hours on the slow cook setting
- Use the natural release setting for 10-15 minutes
- Carefully remove the tenderloins from the hot water and transfer to a baking dish
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a fork to pull the meat apart to that perfect barbecue consistency.
- Add in your barbecue sauce. It should be pretty saucy, Teja uses pretty much a whole bottle but adjust according to your preferences. Mix thoroughly.
- Bake for about 20 minutes in the oven. Then, turn on the broiler and broil for about five minutes to finish.
- Serve immediately on sandwiches, salads, with side items, whatever you like.
And that’s all folks, it’s so simple and so delicious to make. The wild boar tenderloin is already incredible any way you prepare it, but it makes a particularly succulent and flavorful barbecue. Perfect for a summer night with friends and family - and the leftovers are a great quick bite after a long day at work. You can have delicious barbecue without eating pork or factory farmed meat. The taste of wild boar meat is really outstanding, and it’s sustainable and healthy to boot.
Our Southwestern wild boar roam the forests, foraging their natural diet. They love to eat berries, nuts, roots and tubers which give their meat its unique and delectable flavor profile. They’re trapped under the supervision of specialized veterinarians and butchered by a small scale, species specific facility. Just like all of our products, we care about where this meat comes from.
Wild boar are actually an invasive species to North America, and their population continues to grow. They ruin crops and disrupt the growth of endangered plants in forests by digging in the soil. When we eat humanely trapped wild boar meat it helps to protect our food supply and forest ecosystems.
When you order meat from us, it arrives at your doorstep ready to store or enjoy. Immediately upon butchering, each cut is pressure sealed and flash frozen. We pack each order by hand in our Santa Fe warehouse and ship it to you in a reusable cooler with dry ice.
We’re proud to offer the most delicious, sustainable and nutritious meat available. Check out our website today for wild boar bacon, tenderloin, ground meat and frenched rib racks. Be sure to take a look at our other selections of meat, including bison, elk, beef, lamb and chicken.