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Slow Cooker Sweet BBQ Pulled Pork

  • Author: Tracey Gene
  • Prep Time: 8 hours and 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours and 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 14 hours and 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Low Calorie


This Slow Cooker Sweet Pulled Pork Recipe is super easy to make, full of flavor, tender, and very delicious. Serve as sandwiches or as a main meal with veggies on the side.



Spice Rub Seasoning:

  • 1 tbsp Coconut Sugar
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • A pinch of Red Chili Flakes

Remaining Ingredients:

  • 14 oz Pork Tenderloin¬†
  • 34 drops of Liquid Smoke (optional)
  • 1/4 cup water, or substitute with Chicken Broth or Veggie Broth for more flavor
  • 1/2 cup Sweet BBQ Glaze – We used Rufus Teague’s Honey Sweet BBQ Sauce


    1.  The night before, toss to combine all spice-rub seasoning, rub the seasoning all over the pork tenderloin, and then cover it with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.
    2. Add water, liquid smoke (optional) to a slow cooker or crockpot. Add seasoned pork tenderloin in the center and place the lid on top. Cook untouched on high for 6 hours or low for 8 hours.
    3. Carefully remove the cooked pork tenderloin to a cutting board. Using two forks, start to shred the pork. Discard any fat residue that is in the slow cooker before transferring the shredded pork back in.
    4. Add about 1/2 cup of Rufus Teague BBQ Sauce to the slow cooker and mix with a wooden spatula/spoon. Place the lid back on top and cook for another 30 minutes on low heat. Set your timer as there in case there is no 30-minute time on your slow cooker.
    5. Stir one more time again before serving!


    Refrigerate seasoned pork – 8 hours or overnight.
    Cooking Times: 6 hours on high heat setting and 30 minutes on the low heat setting. Or, 8 hours and 30 minutes on low heat setting.

    • Category: Entree
    • Method: Crocker Pot, Slow Cooker
    • Cuisine: American-Inspired

    Keywords: pulled pork, slow cooker, bariatric friendly, crockpot, pork tenderloin, BBQ pulled pork, dinner recipe