My friend Laura made this wonderful slow cooker pulled pork recipe for a large gathering that we both attended. It was so good that every bit of it was devoured, despite the fact that she made enough for twice the number of people at the party. It’s one of those addicting treats that you just can’t stop eating, even though your stomach feels like it will burst at any moment.

Here’s what you need:

  • A 5- or 6-quart slow cooker
  • A 3-pound boneless pork roast, such as a rolled butt, blade roast, or picnic shoulder. Don’t use a loin cut, because the meat is too tender for slow cooking. (It will simply turn to mush when slow cooked for a lengthy period.)
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 container of honey (the small size bear container)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (optional)

Here’s what to do:

  • Place the pork roast in the crock pot; then add the remaining ingredients.
  • Cook on the low heat setting for 10 hours, or turn to the high heat setting and cook for 4 hours; then turn the heat down to low and cook for 2 hours. (Laura said that she always cooks it using the first method: on low for 10 hours.)
  • When the cooking time has elapsed, shred the roast apart using two forks. It should come apart quite easily.
  • Serve the pork on your favorite rolls or buns.

The honey and butter provided just enough sweet and smooth flavors to make the pork irresistible, but the flavor was so subtle that you would never guess what made the pork taste the way it did. Everyone at the party wanted to know how Laura made this delicious pulled pork, and they were really surprised when she revealed the ingredients and how easy it was to make. Thanks, Laura!

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