Being a southern gal, I LOVE good BBQ. Sometimes getting out to get some good BBQ isn’t always possible, so I went through several recipes until I found a good one that gave me the flavor that I loved. This recipe is a winner with a few modifications! To keep the carbs low in this dish, you can serve without a bun and have a nice BBQ plate, top a salad, or use in other low carb recipes like Low Carb Quesadillas!
The first thing we do is combine all our dry spice ingredients in a bowl.
Next, add in the wet ingredients and the garlic and mix well to form a paste.
Place your pork tenderloin or pork shoulder in a crock pot with some onion. Pour the spice mixture over the pork.
Cook on Low for 7-8 hours or until the pork is fork tender.
Shred the pork with two forks and place in a saucepan with your favorite BBQ sauce and simmer on low heat for at least 20 to 30 minutes.
Crock Pot BBQ Pork
3 Tbsp Paprika
1 Tbsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (can increase up to 1 tsp)
1 tsp garlic powder (I use real minced garlic, 1 clove)
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, peeled and quartered
1 to 2 one pound pork tenderloins. (Can also use 3 lb pork shoulder)
1 Bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
1. Mix the dry spices above in a bowl.
2. Add in the wet ingredients – minced garlic if using real garlic, honey, red wine vinegar, and olive oil. Make a paste with the spices and wet ingredients.
3. Place the onion in the bottom of the crock pot. Lay the pork tenderloin or pork shoulder on top. Pour the spice mixture over top of the pork. It will run down and that is OK.
4. Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or until fork tender.
5. Remove the pork and shred with two forks.
6. If you like your BBQ drenched in sauce, I then take the shredded pork and combine with my favorite BBQ sauce in a saucepan and warm. I usually will let this simmer for about 30 minutes on very low heat. Make sure to check regularly to keep it from drying out.
7. Serve on a bun or alone. Great sides are baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, and chips!
Crock Pot recipe based on 100 Days of Real Foods BBQ Pulled Pork.