Last week I posted a pretty complicated recipe. But I know that the majority of my readers aren’t looking for an expensive 2 hour meal. We all have lives and responsibilities. Some of you have kids or are working two jobs. So here is a recipe for you.
Easy Crockpot Pulled Pork
- 1 onion, sliced thickly
- 2 lbs pork shoulder
- A few shakes of sea salt
- A few shakes chili powder
- A few shakes of cumin
- A few shakes of black pepper
- A few shakes of white pepper
- A few shakes of Italian Seasonings
You might notice something right off the bat. For this recipe, I barely measured anything. In fact, I cut a ton of corners off of a previous pulled pork recipe I posted.
Cut your onion into thick slices. Place them all on the bottom of your slow cooker. Put your pork on top. Then just sprinkle all of the spices on top. Don’t worry about measuring. If you’re a stickler for measuring, I would say I used maybe about 3 tsp of sea salt with 1 or 2 tablespoons each of everything else.
Now here is one more thing. You aren’t going to add any liquid to this. There is enough moisture that will come out of the meat that you won’t need any.
Turn your crockpot on low and cook for about 8 hours.
See all of that liquid in the bottom? That came from the meat. This is what my pork looked like after 8 hours.
By the way, in case you were curious, I own the Crock-Pot 4-Quart Oval Manual Slow Cooker. It’s fairly cheap as far as crockpots go. But it’s super simple to use. One day I might purchase another one that has an automatic shut off but for now I really like this one.
Also in case you’re interested, I occasionally use Crockpot liners. Especially when I make chili. I can’t tell you how great it is to not have to scrap out the crockpot. Yes, it’s plastic. So depending on how you feel about plastics, they might not be for you.
After your meat is done, take it out of the liquid and into a container (you can throw the liquid out). It might fall apart so you may have to use a slotted spoon to grab all the bits. Then pull apart the meat with two forks.
That’s it. Incredibly flavorful pulled pork. Unlike my previous recipe, you don’t have to cover the entire piece of meat with spices, you don’t have to let it sit overnight. Prep takes less than 5 minutes, cooking is done with you out of the kitchen and then you have 2 delicious pounds of meat. In fact, Jake liked this recipe so much, he requested I make this a staple.