I’m sick. In my dramatic mind it seems like it’s been weeks since I’ve felt normal, but it’s actually only been about 7 days. I’ve cycled through the typical flu symptoms a couple of times and have been donning a bright red, chapped nose for about four days. Needless to say I’m not looking so hot, nor do I have any desire to cook or bake.
Actually the thought of being in the kitchen kind of revolts me because blowing my nose and hacking up a lung don’t necessarily go hand in hand with food preparation…if ya know what I mean.
I have been relying on simplicity and the crock pot has become my new BFF. I have been making this pulled pork for years. Randomly, I found the recipe on a make up (yes, as is blushes and eyeshadows) related message board that I used to frequent.
Little known fact: I’m not just a baking addict, I also have a serious thing for make up. I’ve got enough eye shadows and blushes in my arsenal to paint up my face for the next 30 years. It’s a sickness, I tell ya. Anyway, this easy crockpot pulled pork circulated through this message board like wild fire. Everyone was making it and raving about it’s results although no one was really sure where it originated.
It’s simple, delicious, and most importantly can be slow cooked all day in the crockpot which requires very little effort. It gets a glorious rub down of brown sugar, paprika and other spices before being cooked in a tangy cider vinegar sauce. After about 10 hours in the crock pot, you’re left with incredibly tender, succulent, and flavorful pork. I typically shred it up and serve on slider buns with a side of homemade coleslaw. Honestly, it doesn’t get much easier than this and it feeds a crowd, so there’s always leftovers – which, by the way, are incredible!
Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10-12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 15 minutes