Only 3 ingredients needed for this easy crock pot pork loin. Make it shredded in the slow cooker with BBQ sauce. This pulled pork in the crock pot is Low carb and keto friendly!
Pulled pork in the crock pot is the most simplest dinner recipe you can make on a busy weeknight or even a Sunday dinner. All you to do is make sure your pork loin is thawed and ready to go at least 4 hours before dinner time.
Can you make pulled pork with a pork loin in the crock pot?
Definitely!! I think this is the easiest way to make pulled pork...especially with the slow cooker. Slow cooking the pork loin helps it stay moist and it is so tender.
This Crock Pot Pork Loin has so much flavor thanks to the easy BBQ Rib rub that I shared a few months ago. You could also use a store bought rub to make this even easier!
The reason I use a homemade rub is because most rubs have sugar, so if you are following a low carb or keto diet, make your own!
I love using my crock pot to make an easy BBQ pulled pork. No need to fire up the grill or the smoker!
I also love using pork loin because it is so affordable!
Can I use a pork tenderloin for crock pot pork loin?
I would not recommend using a pork tenderloin for this recipe because a tenderloin is an amazingly tender piece of meat and cooking it in the slow cooker is not doing it justice! It is much better seared and then baked until it is a medium internal temperature of 145F.
How to make pork loin pulled pork in the slow cooker
The hardest part of this crock pot pork loin recipe is lugging out your slow cooker. We place the pork loin into the slow cooker and cover it with BBQ rub and rub it in. Then flip it over and cover the other side and rub it in.
Now we just place the lid and set it to cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
The meat will literally fall apart when it is finished. I like to shred the meat right in the crock pot with the juices to keep this crock pot pork loin extra moist.
Most pork loins are around 5 pounds so I like to make the pulled pork and then freeze half of it for future recipes. You can freeze it for up to 6 months in a freezer safe container.
After the crock pot pork loin is all shredded, top it with your favorite BBQ sauce.
Then you can serve it however you want! I love to have mine with some crispy keto coleslaw on top. So good!
Into easy Crockpot meals? Check these out: Cube Steak Recipe, Crockpot Swedish Meatballs, Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce, Crockpot Chicken Fajitas, Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos, and Crack Chicken
Crock Pot Pork Loin - BBQ Pulled Pork
- 3-5 pound Pork loin
- BBQ Rub
- BBQ Sauce (Click here for the one I love)
- Place the pork loin in the crock pot and cover with BBQ rub and rub into the pork. Flip to the other side and repeat. Place the crockpot lid and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
- When finished cooking, shred the pork directly in the crock pot. Top with BBQ sauce and serve.
Nutrition per serving
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I made your rub recipe but that looks like a lot. How much do I use on a 3.10 lb loin?
I would use enough to coat the roast.
Amazing and Easy!!!
This pork recipe is unbelievable. So easy - no liquid needed. It produces liquid and once you shred the pork the liquid just incorporates itself in the pork. You really don't even need to add bar-b-que sauce it is so delicious without it. I added it just because I love sauce. Making it again tomorrow. Buy Hoagie rolls, throw some coleslaw on it and WOW!
I had a 5 pound porkloin. Cooked on low for 8 hours in crockpot and it was not at all to the point of fall apart tender. Parts still had a tight cover of thin fat, yet even cutting the fat off it didn’t shred easy. Any ideas why??
Different thickness of meat will take longer. It needed a bit more time.
Will this work with a frozen pork loin?
You would need to thaw it first. Frozen meats are not recommended for the crock pot. According to Slow Cookers and Food Safety guidelines, you should always thaw meat or poultry before putting it in a slow cooker.
Stephanie Williams says
I literally just goto Aldi and grab a pork loin roast for about $8. I love this meal and I never use slow cooker enough so this is a great way to get use out of it and u would think but the flavor that I spent hours of time preparing this meal.
Dianne Acri-Clinton says
Wow! This turned out better than I had expect as I used to make pulled pork with liquid, but never again. This will be my go to recipe from now on. So easy, and SO GOOD! I even left a few ingredients out from the rib but it turned out perfect!!
Ashley G says
Best pulled pork I’ve ever had; the rub is fantastic!
Patrick McNees says
Add chopped onion to bottom of crock and top of dry rubbed roast. Sliced fresh jalapenos will add an extra kick to the finished product also.
Susie Jeroski says
This looks delicious, I’m going to make it tomorrow. I went ahead and made the BBQ rub recipe you have the link for and I have a 6 pound pork loin roast. Do I use the entire amount of the BBQ rub? I don’t want to scrimp but also not overdue it. Your help appreciated! Thanks so much.
Turned out wonderful. I did use real brown sugar in the bbq rub since we're not low carb. I didn't have quite enough time to cook on low the whole time so I did 1 hour on high and 6 on low. Meat fell apart and flavor was great even without bbq sauce. Definitely going to make again.
Shiela Bostelmann says
Just made this rub, just put in crockpot. I cannot wait to eat dinner tonight! : ) will let you know later how I liked this. Thanks.
Joanne Hunt says
Super simple and unbelievably tasty!
Christopher Zarza says
Excellent recipe. So inexpensive and delicious. Thank you.
BEST pulled pork I’ve ever eaten. Made as directed and it fell apart when I touched it with a fork. So flavourful and perfect texture. Didn’t have that “slow cooker flavour” at all. 10/10 thank you!!
I’m making this now for my birthday tomorrow! It seems like it’s going to be AMAZING!
This was delicious!!! Had a 1.5 lb pork loin and cooked for 8 hours on low. Didn't add and sauce and it was so good! Definitely will be remaking this often! Thank you!
Lisa Petersen says
I noticed there is liquid in the bottom of your crockpot when the loin is finished cooking. You started shredding it. Did you put water in the crockpot to cook in? Or is this just juices from the meat as it cooked?
This looks amazing and I plan to make it soon!
This low carb eating is new to me and I have been a little depressed about it. Felt like I was going to be deprived but have found you and I am feeling much better about this low carb adventure I am starting. Wish me luck....
Yes, it's the liquid from the meat. You've got this!
Awesome recipe! I added my BBQ sauce to the crock pot about 30 mins before serving. Very tasty recipe!
OMG, this was amazing! I only had season salt so I lightly sprinkled that on both sides of a 3.5 lb pork loin and cooked 8 hours on low.
Mary L Kessinger says
Tried this last month and was sooooo good!! Love using a leaner cut of meat. Making it again right now!
I have a piece of pork loin just 1 1/2 pounds. How long would I cook on low in crock pot for shredded pork?
Same amount of time
This is a great recipe. My husband and I both loved it and we are making it again for Thanksgiving. We have a total of 10 people that will be at our house.
Capt. Melanie says
Didnt you have a recipe for texas homemade barbecue sauce , using ketchup on here at one time? I've been scearching for it
Shiela Bush says
sorry i said i had wrong. i have a bone in boston butt roast. can that be done in slow cooker? or too greasy?
That would be perfect for the slow cooker as the fat will melt after cooking for a long time
Teri Salsberry says
Can you make this with pork roast? Im trying it tonight.
A m a z I n g!!
I’ve always made this recipe with a pork butt...and everytime I’ve said I think a lion would be better! What a relief to find this recipe and it’s even more amazing that it’s sooo delicious !! What a success!
Thank you for sharing
Melissa Radwancky says
I just made this and I have to say its scrumptious! Honestly I myself think the dry rub recipe makes the dish. I barely used any of the barbecue sauce ( I use the same sauce as stated) Whole famile enjoyef..ty!
How long would you cook it from frozen?? I freeze my meat after I get groceries and put the meat into the crock frozen. 8hrs low? 6hrs high??
It really is not recommended to cook meat from frozen in the slow cooker as there's the risk of harmful bacteria contaminating the meat before it reaches a safe temperature.
What is the recipe for the rub?
Would you recommend increasing the cook time for an 8 lb pork loin?
I think 8 hours on low should still be plenty of time
Alright, thank you, I will give it a try and test it!
Has anybody tried adding a liquid to the recipe? (Ex. Broth, soda, water... etc)
You could but the pork releases a lot of liquid while cooking so it really isn't necessary
Do we drain the juice then shredded and add bbq or shred with juices included?
I shred with the juices but you could take it out and shred without the juices, then add some back to keep it moist.
This is delish!!!!!!
Perfect rub, so tasty.
Happy to have found this recipe, and the fact it is made in a crock pot even better?
Just wow! I used your BBQ rub recipe which I will now make a go to. No need for BBQ sauce, it isn't soooooo good. Thank you for sharing.
I have a one lb pork would you recommend doing this recipe in thirds? What about cooking time?
Yes, I would cut the recipe in thirds. I would check it after 2 hours on high and see if it will shred easily.
Do you have to put any water in the crockpot?
Nope! The pork will release a lot of liquid
David L says
Mixing the rub was most ofvthe work. Too all of 10 minutes. 8 hours on low and the loin fell apart on its own. Flavors blended with bbq sauce perfectly. Just crazy easy and really good.
So glad you liked it!
I love an easy, delicious crockpot recipe and will be trying this today. Do you remove any of the fat from the pork loin before cooking?
You can but it is a personal preference
I love crock pot recipes, this looks amazing!
I love how easy this pulled pork is! Thanks for a great recipe.
Do you add any vinegar or water when cooking it?
It's not needed. The pork will release a little of liquid as it cooks.
Thanks for the great recipe! Do you have the recipe for your rub?
Here you go: https://jenniferbanz.com/the-best-bbq-rib-rub