i LOVE the slow cooker. i have to admit that it is one of the wedding presents i am most grateful for registering for — and receiving. how miraculous it is on those days (or weeks, even) i feel burnt out from work and life, and would rather sit on the couch and zone out while watching tv than cook. enter: the slow cooker. it is truly a sanity saver.
1 large onion, chopped rather thickly
1 T. brown sugar
1 T. paprika
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 2-4 lb. boneless pork butt or shoulder
½ c. cider vinegar
2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. brown sugar (or sustitute with honey, molasses, or agave nectar)
½ tsp. dry mustard
1 garlic cloved, minced or pressed
¼ tsp. cayenne powder
1 tsp. chili powder
1) place onion in slow cooker. combine rub ingredients in a small bowl and rub into the pork. place in slow cooker.
2) in a medium bowl combine sauce ingredients. whisk together. pour over pork and cover with lid.
3) cook on low for 10 hours or high for 5-6 hours.
4) when finished, shred –pull– meat. (it should shred easily.) serve like a sandwich (normal or open-faced) on buns or rolls, over cornbread, on rice, or over mashed potatoes.