As the weather cools down using your gill outside is not so easy but don’t worry you can still have your favorite BBQ all made inside and even better it is made in your slow cooker!
Break out a freezer favorite!
So pork tenderloin is something I always have in my freezer. It thaws quickly, it cooks quickly and you can do almost anything to it and it takes great! Just last week I made this roasted pork tenderloin with root veggies that is a great Fall inspired dish and it is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner…but there is just something about a BBQ pork sandwich that transports me back to backyard BBQ’s and warm weather.
Low and Slow
The beauty of the this slow cooker recipe is you can use it with pork tenderloin, pork butt or even chicken breasts or thighs, just adjust cooking times as needed….but you can also adjust the seasonings to be exactly what you prefer. You can add some additional heat, or make it super mild. You can make it sweeter, tangier or more smoky…it really is all up to you.
As a little surprise this time I added in some grape jelly. Ok now I know you might be questioning my thinking right now, but trust me it is a welcome addition. It adds a sweet note but also a bit of a tang as it cooks down and combines with all the other flavors. If you don’t have grape jelly on hand, you could also use apricot or peach, it will be a little more fruity but definitely delicious.
Slow Cooker BBQ Pork
Slow cooker pork tenderloin that is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner that is a little spicy and a little sweet all in the same bite
Lay pork onto a flat surface and sprinkle with chili powder, garlic powder, salt & pepper evenly on all sides
Place pork into slow cooker
In a medium bow whisk together remaining ingredients until well combined
Pour over pork in slow cooker
Cook on low for 7-8 hours, or on high 3-4 hours
Remove pork and shred with 2 forks
Return shredded meat to slow cooker and stir into sauce
Let cook on high for another 20-30 minutes, stirring often
Serve on buns, on a baked potato or on its own with your favorite BBQ sides
Each serving is 6 WW+ points:
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 22 Total Fat 2.5g Saturated Fat 0.6g Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 66mg Sodium 1216mg Potassium 527mg Total Carbohydrates 31.9g Dietary Fiber 0.9g Sugars 23.6g Protein 21.5g
Vitamin A 11% - Vitamin C 3% - Calcium 2% - Iron 9%
Nutrition Grade C