As the name implies this is a recipe for a Simple Crock Pot Pulled Pork. We had the grand kids this weekend, and that usually means that long drawn out BBQing is out, and simple and quick meals are in. That’s what this is. I put it on around 11 am, and it was ready at 6 pm. It took about 30 minutes to setup and the hard part was smelling it cook for the afternoon.
Michelle and I live in a smallish town and shop at the big named grocery stores for the most part. Some of Michelle’s friends here have been talking about the small old style grocery store here in town having great prices on their meats, so on a lark we decided to stop in and see what was what. It was a real treat to go in and it made me think of the old A&P or Winn Dixie stores my parents would shop in. It even smelled the same. The prices were as good as they said they were, so we picked up around 7 lbs of country style pork ribs for this endeavor.
Since we had the grand kids and one of them was rather puny from having a stomach bug for most of the week, I decided that instead of spicing them up as per my usual manner to make these plain and good. So, if your ready to go, I am going to get started.
Simple Crock Pot Pulled Pork for Man Food Mondays
- 5 to 7 pounds pork country ribs
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ancho pepper
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon celery salt
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1 medium onion, quartered
- 2 cups apple Juice
- Place quartered onion in bottom of crock pot.
- Combine dry ingredients in to a dry rub and coat country ribs.
- Lay ribs on top of onions.
- Add apple juice.
- Cook on high for 6 hours or 10 hours on low.
- Remove ribs from crock pot and pull from bones discard bones.
- Strain solids from liquids and return a small potion to the crock pot.
- Skim any fat and discard then add back liquid a little at time to just moisten meat.
- Serve on buns.
So, this is that simple. I used a store bought BBQ sauce and baked up some Tater Tot’s, so the boys were pleased.
Give it a shot if you have time.
See you next week.