Sweet N Spicy Crock Pot Barbecue

Total Time
8hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 hrs

I love pork loin in the crock pot. It's just so moist and fall-apart tender. This recipe is too, and the sauce is so good! Don't be thrown off by the long list of ingredients, you'll only need three measuring implements!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim most of fat from pork loin, and place in crock pot, fat side up.
  2. Sprinkle with garlic powder, pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Top with onion.
  4. Cook on high for 45-60 minutes.
  5. Switch to low.
  6. Cook on low for about 4 1/2 hours.
  7. Mix all sauce ingredients together.
  8. Separate pork loin into big chunks.
  9. Pour sauce mixture into crock pot, making sure to mix in juices from pork loin.
  10. Cook for one more hour, then shred pork with two forks.
  11. Barbecue can be left simmering for another 2 hours on low, or switched to"keep warm" setting instead.
  12. Serve on buns.


Most Helpful

I made this on 8/17/08 for the "August Crockpot Cooking Challenge 2008" in the Cooking Photo forum. And this was also made as part of my SO's B-Day dinner.The pork loin that I used was only a 1.5lb,but that was o.k..So, for the pork loin itself,the amounts of the seasonings stayed the same.And I changed up the cooking time a bit,the first hour was cooked on high, 2 hours on low and the last hour on high. As for the sauce, I cut the ketchup down to 3/4 of a cup and kept the rest of the sauce of the ingredients the same.And for us it worked out just great.Thanks for a very good recipe that will be made again.Thanks for posting and, "Keep Smiling :)"

Chef shapeweaver � August 18, 2008

This was fabulous, a definite make again! We made this as stated, except cut back the cayenne to about 1/4 teaspoon as we don't like things too spicy. We've never made pulled pork before, & this was a great introduction. This will be the recipe I use from now on.

deepfreeze January 06, 2008

My family realy enjoyed this recipe. It was easy to prepare with items you find in your pantry and it takes little time to put together. I removed the pork from my crock pot and sliced into bite size pieces. While the pork cooled a little, I emptied the juices from the crock pot and put back the cut pork. I then stirred in the barbecue sauce and cooked on LOW for 2 hours. Instead of serving it on rolls, I served the meat in a wrap with lettuce, tomato and cheese. Outstanding!

Audrey M August 08, 2007

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