The Ultimate Pulled Pork Recipe: Pork Loin Perfection

Slow cooker pulled pork sandwich

Are you ready to elevate your cooking game with the juiciest, most flavorful pulled pork you’ve ever tasted? Look no further than our mouth-watering pork loin pulled pork recipe! This recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and a staple at any gathering.

Pulled Pork Loin: A Versatile Delight

One of the many reasons we adore pulled pork loin is its versatility. This succulent meat can be transformed into a variety of delectable dishes. From classic BBQ pulled pork sandwiches and indulgent pulled pork tacos to innovative pulled pork pizza, the possibilities are endless.

Slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches

The Perfect Crock Pot Ingredients

To create this culinary sensation, you’ll need a few simple and accessible ingredients:

  • Pork loin
  • Sweet Barbecue Sauce or Teriyaki Sauce
  • Beef broth
  • Brown sugar
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Onion powder
  • Black pepper
  • Salt (optional)

Slow cooker pulled pork ingredients on a blue tray

Slow Cooker Pork Loin Pulled Pork: A Journey of Flavor

Prepare to be amazed by the simplicity of our slow cooker method. Follow these steps to achieve unparalleled tenderness and flavor:

  1. In a bowl, combine BBQ sauce (or Teriyaki sauce), beef broth, and brown sugar. Add garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, and black pepper to create a tantalizing sauce.
    Sauce for pulled pork in a small bowl

  2. Place the pork loin in the slow cooker and cover it with the sauce mixture. Let the flavors mingle and work their magic.
    Pork in a slow cooker with sauce

  3. Cook on high heat for approximately 4 hours, turning the pork 2 to 3 times for even doneness. As it cooks, use two forks to pull the pork apart and encourage the shredding process.
    Pulled pork in a slow cooker

  4. Reduce the slow cooker to low heat and continue cooking for approximately 45 minutes, allowing the pork to absorb most of the flavorful juices and fully shred. Use tongs to remove any excess fat from the pork and set it aside for disposal.

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Experiment with Flavorful Variations

While the classic pulled pork recipe is divine, you can also explore an array of tantalizing variations:

  • Teriyaki: Replace BBQ sauce with Teriyaki sauce, keeping all other ingredients the same.
  • Peach pulled pork: Use ½ cup of ponzu sauce and thin slices of peach or nectarine instead of Teriyaki sauce for a delightfully sweet and spicy twist.
  • Spicy Portuguese pulled pork: Substitute ½ cup of red pepper paste or puree and ½ cup of peri peri sauce for the Teriyaki sauce for an explosion of flavors.
  • Feel free to experiment with your favorite spices. Use our recipe as a delicious starting point, but don’t hesitate to add your own unique touch.

Pork Loin Pulled Pork FAQs

Pork Loin Temperature

For optimal food safety, the USDA recommends a minimum internal temperature of 145°F for pork, such as chops or roasts. Always use a meat thermometer to ensure your pork loin reaches a safe temperature.

Pulled Pork Leftover Recipes

This succulent pulled pork offers endless possibilities for leftovers:

  • Pulled Pork Tacos
  • Pulled Pork Nachos
  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches
  • Pulled Pork Bowls

Pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw

Delectable Side Dishes to Complement Pulled Pork

To complete your pulled pork feast, consider pairing it with these mouthwatering side dishes:

  • Elotes
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Lemon Greek Potatoes
  • Spanish Potato Salad
  • Instant Pot Potato Salad

This pulled pork recipe is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s tailgating before the big game or enjoying a laid-back backyard BBQ with friends. Get ready to wow your guests with the juiciest, most tender pork loin pulled pork they’ve ever tasted!

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