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 …
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.