Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork is one of the easiest things you can make in your slow cooker.  Most directions for slow cooker pulled pork have you toss your tenderloins in with your favourite barbecue sauce, cook it on low for a few hours, shred it, and voila–pulled pork!  My method diverges from this simply because I hate trying to scrub cooked-on BBQ sauce from the inside of my slow cooker.
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Slow Cooker Time: 3-4 hours on low

Serve: 6-8 people


  • 2 pork tenderloins, about 1 kg
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Seasoning Mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Your favourite BBQ sauce, to taste


  1. Put pork tenderloins in the crock of your slow cooker.  Sprinkle BBQ Seasonings all over them, rubbing it in to coat evenly.  Pour water into the bottom and cover.  Set to low temperature setting for 3-4 hours.
  2. Shred pork with two forks and pour BBQ sauce over the top to your desired level of sauciness, mixing well.  Spoon into toasted buns and serve.


  • We serve this pulled pork on toasted buns with a slice of melted cheddar or Havarti on the bottom bun.  Melting the cheese on the bottom prevents the sauce from soaking into the bun, causing it to disintegrate.
  • Other toppings that work really well are mustard, either yellow or spicy, chopped sweet pickles, and a nice, crispy, creamy coleslaw.
  • A denser bun works better here than a softer bun because the sauce will soak into it and it can get messy.  For extra deliciousness, an onion bun works perfectly.


  1. Mare says:

    Hi Xanthe,
    Question on this one, do you heat up the bbq sauce, or does it get hot enough when it’s mixed in with pulled pork?
    Will definitely be trying this one!
    Mary Ann


    • Xanthe says:

      If you take the BBQ sauce out of the fridge, leave it in your slow cooker on warm for about 20 minutes for it to warm through properly. If it’s a new bottle, though, the BBQ sauce will actually help bring the pulled pork down to an edible temperature so it won’t burn the roof of your mouth. Please take some pictures and let us know how it turns out for you. Thanks for the question.


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