FOR THE RUB:
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
FOR THE PORK:
- 2 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
- 1/4 of a sweet onion, diced
- 1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
In a small mixing bowl combine the paprika, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper and mix well.
Remove the silver skin from the pork tenderloin and place the pork tenderloin on a large cutting board. Using your hands rub the spice mixture on both sides of the pork and place the pork in the slow cooker.
Optional: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Sear all sides of the pork tenderloin until browned. This helps develop the flavor.
Add the onion and 1 1/2 cups of BBQ sauce to the slow cooker, covering the pork.
Cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until the thermometer reads an internal temperature of 145 degrees F or on high for 2-3 hours.
You can slice the tenderloin and serve with your favorite side dish or use two forks to shred the pork and mix with the juices in the slow cooker. Add the remaining BBQ sauce and mix well.
Serve the pulled pork on buns or in rice bowls.
Another option with this tenderloin is to slice it and serve it with your favorite side dishes like mashed potatoes and green beans.