Easy Pulled Pork in a Crock-pot2014-04-25
- Servings : 8-10 servings
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 10:0 h
- Ready In : 10:0 h
For this easy pulled pork recipe, you coat the pork shoulder (also known as pork butt) with a homemade spice rub made of brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. You place the pork shoulder on a bed of onions and add a little bit of water and that’s it! You can serve it on bread, add it to an egg omelet, anything! This is a great recipe to make if you need to feed a big crowd. It also freezes well (if you have any left over).
- 1 (4 - 5 pound) boneless or bone-in pork shoulder
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup water
For the rub: In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix it well with your hands. Taste the mixture to make sure it has enough salt.
Rub the mixture all over the pork shoulder. Be sure to get it deep into the pork.
In a crock-pot, place some of the sliced onions along the bottom of the pot.
Add the meat and place the remainder of the onions on top.
Add 1 cup of water into the crock-pot and cook on low for 10 hours.
Turn off the crock-pot and place the pork on a large plate or cutting board.
Pour the onion mixture from the crock-pot into a bowl and set aside.
Using a fork and some tongs, shred the meat into bite-sized pieces. Get rid of any large pieces of fat.
Return the shredded meat to the crock-pot and add in a little bit of the onion mixture that you set aside (to help moisten the meat). Serve warm.