Only 3 ingredients are needed for this easy crock pot pork loin BBQ. Make it shredded in the slow cooker with your favorite sauce. Pork loin makes amazing pulled pork so let me show you how!
Pulled pork in the crock pot is the simplest dinner recipe you can make on a busy weeknight or even a Sunday dinner. All you need to do is make sure your pork loin is thawed and ready to go at least 4 hours before dinner time. This BBQ pulled pork in the crock pot is Low carb and keto friendly! Serve it with Keto Mashed Potatoes for a complete meal.
Can you use pork loin for pulled pork?
Yes! 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. The other great thing about a pork loin is it has much less fat than a pork butt, which is what is traditionally used for pulled pork.
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 you use a pork tenderloin for pulled pork?
I would not recommend using a pork tenderloin for pulled pork 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!
Crock Pot Pork Loin - BBQ Pulled Pork
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- 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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