Certain things benefit from time. Diamonds, for example, are created after many years of pressure. While using a slow cooker doesn’t take years, it does make a pork shoulder so tender, delicious, amazing, scrumptious, and…well the list goes on. The best part is how simple and effortless it is to make. You’ll be glad you did.
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup chicken broth
1 Tablespoon each Kosher salt, cumin, chipotle (or regular) chili powder, garlic powder, and brown sugar
One 3 – 5 pound pork shoulder (also called a pork butt, though it doesn’t come from there)
- Put onions and garlic in the bottom of a slow cooker pot, add chicken broth. Combine salt, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and brown sugar – mix well and rub into pork really well. Place pork on top of onions, put lid on and turn on slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on high 6 to 8 hours, or on low 8 to 10 hours – or until pork is very tender. Remove, and use two forks to shred.