I have no idea how the entire month of January seems to be almost over already! Where did all the time go?
Oh… I know. We’ve been car shopping. What a major headache and time sucking event. Is there like some unwritten law that says that all car salesmen have to give you the creeps?
Besides that my husband has been negotiating orders for his next duty station, which as any military family will tell you is like 10 times more stressful than deployments are. Keep your fingers crossed, because right now it looks like we might just be able to stay put. Please, oh please, let us be able to stay put…
In the meantime, the crock pot has become my best friend again.
This pulled pork recipe is a busy girl’s (or boy’s, we don’t discriminate here) best friend. You can throw it together in literally five minutes, and then walk away and tend to more important things. It makes your house smell divine, and when you return, you’re greeted by something close to pork heaven!
The secret, place the fat side up when cooking. As it cooks, the fat melts and keeps the meat nice and moist and well, full of fat. Fat = Flavor!
You’ll definitely want to make a little more than you need, because there are about a bazillion and one things you can do with leftover pulled pork. I counted.
Super Simple Spicy Pulled Pork
Rub the pork evenly with the dry rub seasoning mixture, massaging it into the surface of the meat.
Place meat in a crock pot, fat side up and add the water.
Cover and cook on LOW 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 4-5 hours until the pork is very tender.
Remove the pork to a platter and let rest 10-15 minutes to allow all the juices to redistribute. Once well rested, use two forks to shred the meat. Or you could slice it if you prefer.
Serve with sandwich buns and your favorite barbecue sauce.
What’s your favorite go-to crock pot meal?