Hello friends! Today I am joining a group of bloggers who are all sharing budget friendly recipes. I am always looking for new inspiration and am excited to check out everyone’s recipes today, a huge thanks to Marty for putting this fun idea together. For my budget friendly recipe, I am sharing a yummy slow cooker pulled pork BBQ that I recently made. This recipe is actually from my bestie in Charlotte and she has made it numerous times for us. It is truly the perfect thing to throw in the crockpot and have ready when guests arrive! Always a crowd pleaser and plenty to go around.
It is also a lean version of slow cooker pulled pork BBQ because you use a pork tenderloin as your cut of meat. And lastly- I consider this a budget recipe because while it tastes as good as getting it catered from a BBQ restaurant- it is much cheaper than getting it as take-out. Healthier and less expensive? Win win!
As I mentioned, I made this a few weeks ago for some company and I loved how easy it was to prepare. I also loved how it was cooked and ready when our guests arrived so there was no frantic grilling burgers or burning anything in the oven! (ahem, I tend to get a little distracted when entertaining!) Now I just need to find a delicious home made coleslaw recipe because I did grab a quart from our favorite BBQ chain to serve along this meal.
SLOW COOKER PULLED PORK BBQ RECIPE
Prep Time: 5 Min
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 5 minutes
Serves: 8 (although I always have leftovers because I usually serve lots of sides)
INGREDIENTS || SLOW COOKER PULLED PORK BBQ
- 2.5 lb boneless pork loin roast, center cut, trimmed of all fat
- 2 tsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tsp Hickory liquid smoke
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup BBQ Sauce
INSTRUCTIONS || SLOW COOKER PULLED PORK BBQ
- Place pork in the slow cooker and season with salt, vinegar, garlic powder and liquid smoke.
- Cover and set to high for 6 hours.
- Remove pork and transfer onto a large dish; reserve all the liquid into a cup and set aside.
- Shred the pork with two forks and put it back into the slow cooker along with about 3/4 cup of the reserved liquid and the BBQ Sauce. (for every 3 oz cooked pork, I used 1 tbsp BBQ Sauce)
- Cook on high one more hour.
SERVE THESE SLOW COOKER PULLED PORK BBQ SLIDERS WITH:
- Slider Buns- I like King’s Hawaiian
- Cole Slaw
- Dill Pickles
- BBQ Sauce
- Mac & Cheese
- Baked Beans
- Potato Chips
Now be sure to hop around and check out all of the other budget friendly recipes below!
Heather @Southern State of Mind shares her Pulled Pork Sliders
Tamara @ CITRINELIVING is sharing her easy & delicious boneless Asian Chicken Thighs
Laura @ Decor To Adore is sharing The Best Homemade Carrot Coffee Cake
Christy @ Our Southern Home shares her recipe for Homemade Oreo Ice Cream
Rachael @ This Is Our Bliss made the most wonderful Delicious Light Fresh Pasta Salad For Summer
Yvonne @ StoneGable shares her Scrumptious Arugula Salad with Lemon Dressing
Briana @ Bloom in the Black made these amazing Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Energy Balls
Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life shared her Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler