Easy, simple slow cooker bourbon bacon pulled pork. Serve with or without buns. If using buns, they taste best toasted. Top the cooked pulled pork with BBQ sauce.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
8 mins
total:
18 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Massage over all sides of pork loin for 1 minute. Place pork in a slow cooker.

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  • Mix brown sugar, bourbon, and apple cider vinegar together in a bowl and pour over pork loin. Close slow cooker.

  • Cook on Low until pork is tender, 8 to 10 hours. Remove pork from slow cooker and shred with 2 forks. Mix with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

378 calories; protein 22.8g 46% DV; carbohydrates 27.9g 9% DV; fat 14.9g 23% DV; cholesterol 68.2mg 23% DV; sodium 616.2mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2018
Delicious. This was so tasty... I had it by itself and also in wrap. Good even without BBQ sauce. It's got a lot of sweetness so if you do use a BBQ sauce I'd use a spicy one rather than sweet Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/21/2018
It was way too sweet. Will not use this recipe again. Very disappointed. Read More
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61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2018
Delicious. This was so tasty... I had it by itself and also in wrap. Good even without BBQ sauce. It's got a lot of sweetness so if you do use a BBQ sauce I'd use a spicy one rather than sweet Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2018
Excellent flavor and a cinch to make. I did leave out the salt. There is enough in the bacon to suit my taste and like in so many flavorful recipes such as this there is no need to add the 2000 grams of sodium found in a teaspoon of salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2018
No salt. Added a little liquid smoke. only 2/3 cup sugar. added 3 pieces of fatback to the pan. Yum Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2018
I kept the drippings and mixed it in with the pulled pork. Was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2018
This didn't need bacon or BBQ sauce! I used jack Daniels winter Jack for the bourbon. Put cole slaw on top (just because) and it was amazing! Truly the best pulled pork sandwich I have ever eaten. My husband agrees completely. You knocked it out of the ballpark with this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2018
FANTASTIC recipe! Made it just as written although my tenderloins were about 2.8 lbs. Wonderful flavor even without sauce as so may have stated. I did make a spiced up version of 'Big Al's KC Bar-B-Q Sauce' from this site and that just put it over the top. This is my recipe for pulled pork from now on! Thanks so much for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2018
This was delicious and loved by all ages in our family. I followed the recipe but eliminated the salt as suggested by other reviewers. I added the crispy bacon and BBQ sauce to the shredded pork and served it with white rice and tortillas. This was so good! Everyone wants me to make it again and again! I will! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2018
Made this exactly as recipe states!! Awesome sauce!!! Tender and flavorful!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/21/2018
It was way too sweet. Will not use this recipe again. Very disappointed. Read More
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