Learn how to make these easy pulled pork crockpot BBQ sandwiches the easy way. They make great sandwiches for tailgate parties too.
Our family loves, loves, LOVES…….BBQ!!!!!! We love grilling just about anything, but the one thing we really don’t like is the Florida heat and having to stand over the grill for hours at a time.
What’s the solution?? Use the crockpot. The perfect kitchen appliance for summertime.
One of my favorite all-time BBQ recipes we use our crockpot for is BBQ pork loin sandwiches.
This recipe is so easy, you don’t need to write it down. Seriously. Put the pen and paper away. One thing I have learned over the years is to use good pork loin but also keep the purchase in our budget. Pork loin can be rather expensive, so I buy my pork loin at Sams. Great price, very lean and the taste is some of the best around.
The picture above shows Sam’s large pork loin. We tried this one once and didn’t like the texture at all. So we buy the pork loin that is divided into 2 separate packages but connected together. I just cut it down the middle and use one at a time because each package has two loins in it. So you are really getting 4 loins. For hubby and I, the one package will feed us with plenty of leftovers for later and to put in the freezer. I may buy this 2 or 3 times a year and that will satisfy us for BBQ for a year. I also love to use the leftover BBQ for my Brunswick Stew.
Now on to the recipe.
What do you need?
- 1 pork loin of your choosing
- Your favorite rub, if you like or just basic salt and pepper
We personally don’t like a rub-on our BBQ sandwiches but if you do, put the rub all over the meat, wrap in cellophane and let sit in the fridge overnight. There are so many different types of rubs out there but we just prefer salt, pepper, and maybe a little bit of Cajun seasoning for a little bit of a kick. We want to taste the meat with just a bit of BBQ flavor on the side.
Place your loin(s) in your crockpot, place the lid on top and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. I don’t add any liquid because the small amount of fat in your loin will produce that for you. Sometimes I will add finely sliced onion on the bottom of the crockpot for the loin to lay on while it cooks. It just depends on my mood that day.
After the time is up, just pull apart the loin on a cutting board with 2 forks and you are all ready for some lip lickin’ BBQ pork sandwiches. The pork should just fall apart at this point. I love putting a bit of my Southern Cole Slaw on this sandwich and serve it with my Tri-Color Summer Pasta.
One more look……….
I know you will love this. Not only for a really easy recipe but because you don’t have to stand over it until it’s done and you stay cool in the summertime.
Tri-Color Summer Pasta Salad
Basic Barbecue Rub
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I’m just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget. But above all, living my faith as a child of God!