Easy Pulled Pork


It’s been in the low- to mid-90s this week.

I’m melting, literally. Ohio is not supposed to be this hot. So we do what we can do to stay cool … windows open with fans all night, shut it all up during the day and pull the blinds, limit door opens and closes. No, we don’t have central air … though I dreamed about it last night.

Why don’t you buy a window air conditioning unit?

Well. We were gonna. But then we didn’t. We came home with another fan, instead.


I can’t really explain the logic, except to say it’s supposed to be cooler on Friday, our house gets a lot of shade so it usually stays relatively cool, and well … here comes the crazy sense … I don’t like the look of the air conditioner hanging out the window in the front of my house. That’s right. I’m forcing my family to suffer for the sake of aesthetics.

The point of this post, however:

Who wants to cook when it’s hot outside?

Not me … which is why this week I’m taking advantage of my slow cooker. It may not be gourmet, but it’s a lot cooler than standing in front of the stove, oven or grill. And I love that I can prepare something quickly and it is ready to eat eight hours later. With a slow cooker …

You can do magic!

Name that band!

Farmgirl’s Easy Pulled Pork

2 1/2 to 3-pound boneless pork shoulder roast
(Note: I didn’t have a boneless pork roast, as you can see, but boneless makes things a lot easier!
1 cup chopped onion
1 bottle Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce
3 tablespoons honey
dash of freshly cracked black pepper


Lightly spray the interior of a slow cooker with cooking spray — I use olive oil spray.
Then place roast inside and turn setting to low. (Don’t forget to plug it in … I have before!)


Combine 1 cup finely chopped onion with barbecue sauce.


Add honey and cracked black pepper. Stir.


Pour barbecue sauce mixture over roast. Mmm. That looks yummy!


Now put the lid on and … the best part …

Walk away for 7 to 8 hours.

When pork is fully cooked and extremely tender, pull apart with two forks.
Serve on sandwich rolls or burger buns. A side of coleslaw makes a nice accompaniment.



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    Pamisue July 7, 2010 (8:21 am)

    This looks totally awesome and a great way to keep the heat from cooking out of the house!!

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    Nashville July 7, 2010 (10:16 am)

    This is one of my favorite easy suppers! Farmgirl, you’ve got to try Sweet baby ray’s new Honey BBQ sauce, it’s delicious and it’s on sale at Walley world for $2 for the big bottle!

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    Katie July 7, 2010 (8:29 pm)

    Love sweet baby ray’s! but I think you’re nuts. Our central air broke for about 18 hours when Adam was a newborn (like 2 weeks old – I was still recovering from delivery and hadn’t slept more than 20 minutes at a time in days.) He would ONLY sleep swaddled, but I couldn’t swaddle him in 90 degree heat. I thought we were all going to die. The repairman came on a SUNDAY MORNING for the poor, new mommy who was losing her mind. I’m a wimpy farm wife. 🙂

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    Jane July 12, 2010 (3:14 pm)

    Sweet Baby Ray’s makes everything better!! 🙂