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Slow Cooker Sweet BBQ Pulled Pork

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.
Course Entree
Cuisine American-Inspired
Keyword bariatric friendly, BBQ pulled pork, crockpot, dinner recipe, pork tenderloin, pulled pork, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Marinate 12 hours
Total Time 18 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6
Author Tracey Gene


Spice Rub Seasoning:

  • 1 tbsp Coconut Sugar
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Onion Powder
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ½ tsp Smoked Paprika
  • A pinch of Red Chili Flakes

Remaining Ingredients:

  • 14 oz Pork Tenderloin
  • 3-4 drops of Liquid Smoke optional
  • ¼ cup water or substitute with Chicken Broth or Veggie Broth for more flavor
  • ½ cup Sweet BBQ Glaze - We used Rufus Teague's Honey Sweet BBQ Sauce


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.