Slow Cooker Recipe #5

I said I would do my top 5, and I saved the one my family loves the most for the last. When I served this to my kids they were giddy with excitement over the samples they tried, and had 4 or 5 (small) servings apiece the first night. It then served as sandwich makings for 3 more days. We have  now even served it for company. And is is so EASY.

Pulled Pork

1 pork shoulder roast (I use about 3 1/2 lbs worth)

1 med onion, diced

1-2 cups BBQ sauce, depending on how saucy you like it  (homemade or whatever bottled sauce you like, I have done both and they were both fantastic)

Coat the slow cooker with nonstick spray (we use olive oil in a diffuser) and put the onion on the bottom of the cooker. Cut the roast up into 3 or 4 pieces and coat with BBQ sauce. Lid the crock pot and cook on low for about 8 hrs.

When you are within an hour of mealtime, shred the pork with two forks (getting rid of any fat or gristle) and return to the slow cooker to coat with extra sauce and keep warm. Serve on sandwich rolls for a yummy meal that you can dress up or down. (We eat ours with southern style cooked greens...yummy.)

Sorry to my Jewish friends--I know pork is not the best to feature--but I don't think I have made anything my kids have liked better EVER. And it only takes a few minutes to get several meals worth of yumminess. We even put some of our leftovers in tacos, and the kids just ate bowls of it plain (we made them eat veggies on the side!).

And the best news. My kids did not ask for chicken nuggets (with BBQ sauce) all week long. Avoiding fast food is a very nice side benefit to cooking in the crock pot.

OK, I am done with my top 5. Now I want to hear from you. What would be on your list?

And now onto pressure cookers...I have to try it, right?