Ever feel like sometimes time slips away from you? Like one day its September and your researching fall festivals and pumpkin spiced everything, and the next thing you know its time to break out the Christmas decorations? I feel like that’s what happened to me this year. I hope you all had a wonderful fall, and are enjoying this oddly warm November we’ve had so far (hello global warming).
With weekends filling up with football, holiday shopping and decorating, it can be hard to squeeze time for important things like meal prep and workouts. Don’t give in to the temptations of ordering take-out every night because its easy, and skipping the gym in order to squeeze in last minute errands. It’s SO important to make your health a priority, especially this time of year when it seems like everyone is sick! I made this pulled pork for the first time last night at about 9pm before going to bed, and it was ready to eat when I woke up this morning. All it takes is about 15 minutes (or less) to prepare, and a few minutes to shred before eating. You can throw it in the crock-pot overnight and let it do the work for you. I’ve also found that the crock-pot liners make for easy clean up and no tough scrubbing, so I definitely recommend giving them a try.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
- 5-7lbs pork butt (ours was bone in, removed them after cooking)
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 can beer of choice
- bbq sauce, to taste
- Spray or line slow cooker (this is a must! I’ve forgotten to do this too many times..)
- Place onion slices in bottom of slow cooker, top with pork.
- Pour beer and add spices over the meat. Cover and cook for approx 8 hours on low, or overnight. (Mine cooked for about 11 hours)
- After pork has finished cooking, remove meat and onions from crock pot, place in a large bowl. Shred meat with two forks. Discard bones and liquid from the pot.
- Mix shredded meat with bbq sauce of your choice. I’ve read recipes that used a whole bottle, but since bbq sauce is typically high in sugar, I added less. You could also leave it out and just top your individual sandwich with the desired amount. Enjoy!