I love pork. Love is actually an understatement. I know people get in a crazy stink over pork and whether it’s good for you or not but 99.9% of the people that disagree with pork because it’s “not good for your body” don’t disagree with sugar filled candies, harmful alcoholic beverages, hazardous smoking papers or chemical filled make up products. But any whooooooo, here is my slow cooked spice rubbed pork. This is perfect for people that are busy during the day but like coming home to a slow cooked meal full of flavor. The crockpot is my best friend and I’m pretty sure I have expressed my obsession with them before. I have about 10 of them in all different sizes and colors because if I find one on sale I just have to have it.
I learned this from my momma. I’ve been eating pork since I could eat solid food and no matter where I try it, my momma always has the best. My mother is an OG cook so she sticks to the oven cooking which is fine but as a true millenial, I use my crockpot!
Now, the most important part of this is letting the pork sit over night with the spice rub. It’s a simple spice rub with nothing out of the norm but it’s seriously the reason it’s so full of flavor. Now o just recently learned that pork butt and pork shoulder are the SAME thing. As you can imagine, I was shocked. Here I was for years thinking they were two different things. The pork butt has a little fat so it keeps it more moist unlike a loin with all of the fat trimmed.
Spice Rub: I used a 3 pound pork so season accordingly. I don’t measure at all, I just coat all sides of the pork with an event amount of each. I mix an equal amount in a small bowl and shake all over the pork. Let sit at least 2-3 hours but over night is better if you can!
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Chili Powder
The easy part is cooking it. Just pop the pork butt in the slow cooker with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and one chopped onion and cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8.
You can add BBQ sauce and make a slow for a BBQ slider, add pickled red onions for a spiced pork sandwich. Go crazy!