Easiest Pulled Pork in the Crockpot/Slow Cooker - Buttered Side Up

Easiest Pulled Pork in the Crockpot/Slow Cooker


Pulled Pork in the Crockpot-Slow Cooker | Buttered Side Up
I didn't invest in a crockpot until I got pregnant. Everyone raved about how easy it is to cook delicious meat in one, but it seemed like a superfluous appliance to me. But the list that my midwife gave me for my birthing kit suggested that I have a crockpot on hand. So I purchased a generic one at Walmart. I didn't actually use it during labor, but it's been very useful since then!

My mom was the one who got me into pulled pork. She made it for after-church-dinner a few times, and Reuben got hooked. When she sent me the recipe, I was shocked by how easy it was. Her pork was always so tasty - how could so few ingredients produce so much flavor? But they do.

Here's the super easy steps to get delicious pulled pork:


Pulled Pork in the Crockpot-Slow Cooker | Buttered Side Up
Slice up an onion and place it in the bottom of your crockpot. I didn't have quite a full onion, but that's okay.


Pulled Pork in the Crockpot-Slow Cooker | Buttered Side Up
Put a pork shoulder (AKA butt) roast on top of the onion and season well with salt and freshly ground pepper.


Pulled Pork in the Crockpot-Slow Cooker | Buttered Side Up
Pour in about 1 -1 1/2 cups of broth (you could also use water or another liquid, but it probably won't be as flavorful).

Cook on low for about 8 hours or overnight. If you want your pork ready at 6:00 PM, start it at 10:00. Once the pork is done cooking, pull it apart with two forks.

Serve with lots of BBQ sauce. This goes really well with crispy baked potatoes (I'll share the recipe someday!) or homemade buns. Mmhmm.


Pulled Pork in the Crockpot-Slow Cooker | Buttered Side Up




Easiest Pulled Pork in the Crockpot/Slow Cooker
recipe from my mom. | PRINT
A super easy and flavorful way to cook pulled pork! Serve with BBQ sauce.

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:
1 onion, sliced,
1 pork shoulder/butt roast,
salt and pepper to taste,
1 - 1.5 cups broth,

Instructions:

Place the onion in the bottom of a slow cooker. Put the roast on top and season well with salt and pepper. Pour in the broth.

Cook on low for 8 hours. Pull the pork apart with two forks.



9 comments

  1. Love it! Pulled pork is such a good summer supper. I tried to resist the crock pot craze too... when my mom replaced hers she gave me the old one insisting that I should just give it a try. I will never go back! If I was moving cross country and only taking what could fit in my car, I would absolutely be shoving that baby in there somehow. Bonus: it doesn't heat up the house.

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    1. Yes, not heating up the house is essential for summer suppers! :)

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  2. I've used your recipe for both the pulled pork and a chuck roast - so yummy!

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  3. Erica, how big of a roast do you use and do you use boneless or with the bone

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    1. I'm not sure...I usually just use whatever is at our natural food grocery store. Probably between 3 and 5 pounds?

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    2. Oh, and it's usually boneless, but I'm sure you could use bone-in as well. It would probably have better flavor and be more tender. :)

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