Slow Cooker Pork Loin Barbecue
This easy, tasty pork loin is slow-cooked to perfection with a flavorful barbecue sauce. Use the pork as a main dish or serve it in sandwiches.
- Serves: 6 persons
- For the Pork Roast:
- 1tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1large onion (sliced or coarsely chopped)
- 1boneless pork loin roast , about 2 to 3 pounds; not tenderloin
- Salt (to taste)
- Freshly ground black pepper
- For the Sauce:
- ½cup barbecue sauce
- 2tablespoons brown sugar, light or dark
- 1tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1tablespoon soy sauce , low-sodium
- ½teaspoon ground ginger
- ½teaspoon minced garlic
- ¼teaspoon ground black pepper
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes.
Step 3If the roast is wrapped in netting, remove it. Sprinkle the roast all over with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Step 4Add to the onion and brown on all sides, about 8 to 10 minutes total.
Step 5Transfer the roast and onion to the slow cooker .
Step 6In a bowl, combine the sauce ingredients—barbecue sauce, brown sugar, cider vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, black pepper.
Step 7Pour over the roast.
Step 8Cover and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours, or until the roast is tender and thoroughly cooked. The minimum safe temperature for pork , according to the USDA, is 145 F.
Step 9Carefully remove the pork loin roast to a pan or platter.
Step 10Skim excess fat from the sauce and pour it into a saucepan. Bring to a boil on the stovetop and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is reduced and thickened, about 4 minutes.
Step 11Put the pork loin roast and sauce back in the slow cooker and keep warm until serving time.
Step 12Slice and serve the pork roast. Enjoy.