Sweet N Spicy Crock Pot Barbecue
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!
- Ready In:
- 8hrs 20mins
- 1 boneless pork loin, approx 2 lbs
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1⁄2 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 1⁄2 cups ketchup
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons smoky-style barbecue sauce
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Trim most of fat from pork loin, and place in crock pot, fat side up.
- Sprinkle with garlic powder, pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes.
- Top with onion.
- Cook on high for 45-60 minutes.
- Switch to low.
- Cook on low for about 4 1/2 hours.
- Mix all sauce ingredients together.
- Separate pork loin into big chunks.
- Pour sauce mixture into crock pot, making sure to mix in juices from pork loin.
- Cook for one more hour, then shred pork with two forks.
- Barbecue can be left simmering for another 2 hours on low, or switched to"keep warm" setting instead.
- Serve on buns.
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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 :)"
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!