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Simple Pulled Pork

Autumn and slow cooking! The two seem to go hand in hand. Pulled pork is a comfort food. While I love to make it when the leaves turn and fall off the trees, it is not exclusively a fall food. This extremely simple recipe is great to make all year round. This “Dinner While You Work” recipe will have you looking like a comfort food superstar!

This is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make. Think of it as the gateway recipe to using your slow cooker! It is so simple to make and prep is less than 5 minutes. You can change the flavours of this recipe up by simply changing barbecue sauces. Feel like something sweet and smokey or maybe  something hickory based? You can do that. Want to make your own barbecue sauce and use that? Not a problem.

I make My Southern Spice Mix in larger quantities so I have it on hand. This pulled pork can be made to feed larger get-togethers or family dinners! Best thing is that it usually makes leftovers!

Prep time: 5 minutes; Cook time: 6+ hours; Serves: 4 – 8 people

What you need:

  • 1 pork loin, boneless (mine was 2 lbs)
  • 1 tbsp My Southern Spice Mix*
  • 1 large onion, quartered and sliced (I used a Vidalia)
  • 1 + 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • OPTIONAL: 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced

What you do:

  • In the bottom of your slow cooker, add the sliced onions (if you are adding the red pepper slices, put them on top of the onions)
Add the sliced onions to the bottom of the slow cooker
  • Pat your pork loin dry and then rub it with My Southern Spice Mix
Pat your pork loin dry and then rub it with My Southern Spice Mix
  • Place the pork on top of the onions, fat side up
Place the pork on top of the onions, fat side up
  • Add 1 cup barbecue sauce on top
Add 1 cup barbecue sauce on top
Ready for the slow cooker nap!
  • Cook for 6+ hours
Cook for 6+ hours
  • Remove the pork loin from the slow cooker and place in a large bowl
  • Using two forks to shred the pork loin in a bowl
Use two forks to shred your pork
  • Add onions and some sauce from the slow cooker
Add the onions and some sauce from the slow cooker
  • Add 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce (or more if you want it saucy)
Add in a little more barbecue sauce
  • Mix together so all the pork is nice and sauced
  • Serve on buns

  • Enjoy!

  • Oh YUM!!!!

  • Pulled Pork goodness

  • So simple!

My Southern Spice Mix:

What you need:

  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika

What you do:

  • Mix well together

 



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