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:
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.
Put a pork shoulder (AKA butt) roast on top of the onion and season well with salt and freshly ground pepper.
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.
recipe from my mom. | PRINT
A super easy and flavorful way to cook pulled pork! Serve with BBQ sauce.
1 onion, sliced,
1 pork shoulder/butt roast,
salt and pepper to taste,
1 – 1.5 cups broth,
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.