1 pork tenderloin
8 cups water
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 jalapeños; whole
1/2 white onion; wedges
4 T BBQ rub (I use mine, but you can use your favorite rub of choice)
BBQ sauce; any of your favorites work (I love Joes Kansas City in Kansas City, KS. I seriously have it mailed to me in NJ!)
1. Start by pulling out your trusty Crock-Pot (aka slow cooker)
2. To the crock-pot add your water, salt, sugar, pork tenderloin, white onion, jalapeños, and 2 T BBQ rub (save the other 2 T of BBQ rub for when you shred the pork).
3. Give all the ingredients in your crock-pot a stir
4. Place your crock-pot on high and just cover with the lid. In 4-6 hours your will have the best smelling surprise.
***TIP: if you don’t need to eat for 8-10 hours place your crock-pot on low for the cooking process instead of high.
5. Ok, it has been hours and you are returning home from a busy day. You check your pork tenderloin and it is fork tender (meaning falling apart if touched). Now it is time to remove your cooked pork tenderloin and get rid of all the cooking liquid in the crock-pot except for about 1/4 cup to help keep the pork moist post shredding.
6. Shred your pork tenderloin with two forks and place them back into your crock-pot. Also, add those 2 T of your BBQ rub we saved from before.
7. Let the BBQ rub and the pork cook for another 5-10 minutes; now on low heat
8. Add your favorite BBQ sauce to the shredded tenderloin. Give the meat a toss in the BBQ sauce, allowing all the meat to coat evenly.
9. Cook the BBQ sauce covered pork for an additional 10-15 minutes in the crock pot, allowing all the meat to soak up that mouth watering BBQ sauce.
10. After the additional 10-15 minutes add the meat to a bun for a BBQ pull pork sandwich or just eat the meat alone and enjoy a carb free night.