This crockpot pork loin BBQ is made with only 5 ingredients - yet it is super tender, juicy, & flavorful. Serve sliced or as bbq pulled pork. Use your favorite pot roast or dry rub seasoning for delicious flavor, and serve it sliced or make a lean BBQ pulled pork!
You'll Love This BBQ Pork Loin in Crock Pot
Served Sliced or Pulled! Depending upon cooking length the pork loin can be served as juicy slices, or continue cooking for lean pull apart BBQ pork.
Super Tender & Juicy. Slow cooking in a crockpot is an easy failproof way of cooking a pork loin roast to perfection.
5 Ingredient BBQ Recipe. Only five simple ingredients to make this roast. We cut corners with a premade seasoning but you can use your favorite pot roast or pork dry rub.
Pork Roast Crock Pot Ingredients
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this crockpot pork tenderloin BBQ recipe:
- Pork Loin Roast: purchase an appropriate size for the number of people you are serving. I usually use a 3 to 4-pound roast for our family, and we have some leftovers.
- Onion: you can use yellow, sweet, or white varieties.
- Chicken Broth: you can use low sodium, fat-free, or choose to use vegetable or beef broth.
- Barbeque Seasoning Rub or Pot Roast Seasoning: choose your favorite kind of BBQ seasoning for the roast.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: acidity helps to break down the meat to make it more tender and adds a nice flavor!
- Optional: barbeque sauce for serving.
For exact ingredient quantities, please see the recipe card below!
How To Make BBQ Boneless Sliced Pork Loin in Crock Pot
BBQ pork loin in the crock pot can be cooked until it's sliceable - or you can continue slow cooking until it is easily shreddable with two forks. (Note that the BEST pork roast to use for pulled pork is a pork butt or pork shoulder. Pork loin does work, but because it is so lean it can dry out easily.)
Here's how to make this easy bbq pork loin in a crock pot recipe:
- Dry the pork roast with paper towels. Sprinkle BBQ seasoning all over the roast.
2. Preheat a large skillet to medium-high heat with olive oil until hot. Sear the roast and brown all sides for about 7-10 minutes. Place it in slow cooker.
3. Remove roast and add onion. Saute onion until translucent. Add the broth and vinegar to deglaze, and scrape any bits off the bottom. Transfer to crockpot.
4. Cover and cook the roast for 2-3 hours.
5. Cover and cook the roast on low for 2 to 3 hours-remove as soon as the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F. Place roast on a board and tent with foil for 20 minutes before slicing.
To make pork loin pulled pork: Cook the roast for longer in the crockpot until the roast easily falls apart and can be shredded. Pork loin is a leaner cut to use for pulled pork, but if slow cooked for longer, it can be shredded for BBQ pulled pork!
How To Serve Crock-Pot BBQ Pork Loin
There are several ways you can serve your delicious crockpot BBQ pork tenderloin:
Slice and serve this roast with some of the extra juices.
Add salt and pepper to taste for serving.
Serve with your favorite regular or sugar-free BBQ sauce for dipping.
Meal idea! Slice and serve your pork loin roast with a side of creamy mashed potatoes and some of your favorite roasted vegetables. Pour some of the extra crockpot juices over your sliced pork to keep it tender.
Here are some suggestions for customizing your crock pot bbq shredded chicken:
- Serve this roast as pulled pork instead of sliced. Continue to slow cook your roast until the roast starts to fall apart so it shreds easily. Serve on its own with BBQ sauce, or serve on a bun with slaw on top!
- Slow-cook with BBQ sauce on the roast for extra flavor.
- Add fresh herbs to your crockpot to infuse the roast with fresh flavors.
- Use a different rub of your choice if you do not want to use a barbeque rub.
Slow Cooker Tips
Tip #1: If making the pulled pork version, be sure to add some of the extra crockpot juices to the pulled pork, as it can easily dry out.
Tip #2: To keep your sliceable pork loin roast juicy and tender, be sure to remove the roast once the internal temperature of 140 degrees. Tent it with foil and let rest before slicing for the best result.
Tip #3: If you want a more tender pulled pork, I would suggest using a pork shoulder or pork butt roast. It has a higher fat content and a much more tender pulled pork result.
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Store your leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Freeze your leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 months. Label your container for the date you placed it in the freezer for easy tracking!
Reheat your leftovers in the microwave! Heat until your desired temperature, but try not to overheat as this will evaporate the moisture and the pork becomes dry.
In this recipe, we cook the pork loin roast for about 2 to 3 hours on low. We also start by searing all sides of the roast to help seal the juices inside. It is best to cook the roast until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F. Check your roast at 2 hours and cook for longer if needed.
I believe pork shoulder is the best cut of pork if used to make pulled pork. It has a higher fat content which will infuse into the meat. Make sure to cook on low in the crockpot for longer to allow the meat to tenderize and become super tender, juicy, and melt in your mouth!
This step is not necessary, but I will tell you that once you have tried a roast that was browned before slow cooking, you won't skip it again. Browning all sides of the roast helps to add flavor and color and to seal in the juices to the roast to aid in its tenderness.
BBQ Pork Loin Slow Cooker
- 1 (3 to 4 pound) pork loin roast
- 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons barbecue seasoning dry rub (any favorite brand will do)
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- optional: barbecue sauce for serving
- Dry the pork roast with paper towels. Sprinkle barbecue seasoning all over the roast.
- Preheat a large skillet on medium-high with 2 tablespoons of oil until hot and just smoking. Sear the pork roast and brown on all sides about 7 to 10 minutes. Place the roast in the slow cooker.
- Remove roast and add onion. Saute onion until translucent. Add the broth and vinegar to deglaze the pan, scraping any brown bits off the bottom. Transfer mixture to the crock pot.
- Cover and cook the roast on low for 2 to 3 hours - remove as soon as the internal temperature of the roast reaches 140 degrees F. Place the roast on a board and tent with foil for 20 minutes before slicing.
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- VARIATIONS: For bbq pulled pork, let roast continue cooking until it is falling apart and can be easily shredded with forks. Because pork loin can dry out easily be sure to stir in some pot juices with the pulled pork.
- TIP: For a juicy sliceable pork loin roast - remove it from the crock pot as soon as it's internal temperature reaches 140 degrees. Tent with foil and let rest before slicing.
- SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Slice and serve with some of the pot juices and season to taste with salt and pepper if needed.
- STORAGE: store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. It can also be frozen up to 4 months.
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