Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Loin

As Promised . . .

Here is my BBQ Pork Loin.

It’s Easy, Delicious and your options are endless.

This ensures tender, juicy fall apart Pork Loin!


In fact . . . You don’t even need a recipe!

You can remember this in your head.

The hardest part, is heading to the grocery store and buying your pork loin.



You will need:

1 large Pork Loin or Large Boneless Pork Roast

1 package of Au jus

1 Cup of your favorite BBQ Sauce

Additional BBQ Sauce after it’s done cooking.

Salt & Pepper to taste

Garlic powder, onion powder to taste


Trim away  as much fat from the Pork Loin or Boneless Roast as you can possibly remove.  Brown well on both sides under the broiler in your oven, or on top of your stove.  Season well with Salt, Pepper, a bit of onion powder, a bit of Garlic and any other seasonings your family might like.  (Go easy….you can always add more to the sauce when it’s done)

Once the pork loin is browned well, place it in your slow Cooker.  *Don’t leave this step out.  A Browned roast makes better gravy or sauce.  Add water to the pot,  but leave 2 inches of the roast uncovered.  (Don’t cover the roast all the way – Roast should stand 2″inches above the water!)

Add the package of Au jus to the water.  With a fork, mix the contents in well. My Pork Loin or Roast is quite large, so I’m adding about 2 1/2 cup of Water. 

Note: If your meat is small in size, and you are not adding at least that amount of water to your roast or loin, you won’t need to add the entire pkg of Au jus powder.  Decrease it slightly.

Now take 1 cup of your favorite BBQ Sauce, and mix that into the water/au jus mixture. 

Cover with the lid, and allow to cook until it’s fork tender.  Every Slow Cooker is different.  I have some that get much hotter than others.  I cooked my large pork loin on medium heat for at least 6 hours until it was fork tender.  Once it was tender, I sliced it and returned the sliced meat to the juice, and let it simmer on very low heat for another hour.  This makes the meat – Fall apart tender!

*My husband doesn’t care for a lot of BBQ Sauce, but loves the meat done this way. Don’t throw the juice away, because if you have leftover slices, you can just let them sit in the juices overnight in the refrigerator.  That way, it’s very easy to simply warm again in your slow cooker, and it will remain very tender and juicy.  

*You can add as much additional warmed BBQ Sauce as you like.  It makes perfect sandwiches if you have leftovers!

See . . . I told you it was super easy

  • Steph@PlainChicken - 08/19/2010 - 8:49 pm

    I am SO making this! Thank you for sharing. It looks delish and easy!!ReplyCancel

  • Mimi - 08/20/2010 - 11:32 am

    Good food can’t get much easier.

  • Julie - 08/20/2010 - 6:27 pm

    This looks so delicious. I love slow cooker recipes!!ReplyCancel

  • ingrid - 08/20/2010 - 10:26 pm

    Wish I had seen this Wed morning. I tried another recipe and it was good but not great. 🙁 Next time!

  • Tress - 04/17/2012 - 7:43 am

    What heat setting do you use to cook it for 6 hours?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 04/17/2012 - 1:33 pm

      Hi Tress,

      My slow cooker get quite hot for a slow cooker, so I can use low heat setting. I would start it on low, and raise the temp if
      you notice that it isn’t quite tender & done.

  • Johnna - 08/21/2013 - 6:45 pm

    Just wanted to share that this recipe ROCKED! My husband and step kids loved it, got seconds and even ate the leftovers the next day. (That’s almost unheard of at my house…got some picky ones!) I will be trying more from your site. Plus how cool that we share a name just spelled differently. Its an easy name that people love to complicate. The best version I’ve ever gotten was “Yo-hanna”….seriously.
    Well thanks again.

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 08/22/2013 - 5:02 pm

      Hi Johnna,

      It’s always exciting when I hear my name! I think it’s pretty unusual, but lately . . . I’m hearing it more & more.
      My Dad’s name is Jon, and I was named after him. How about you?
      I’ve also been called pretty funny names as well, but I answer to anything!
      Thanks so much for making me laugh, and making my day!