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Once fall hits, my body starts to crave soups, stews and other warm, hearty dishes. Over the past few years, my crockpot has become a dear friend, allowing my boyfriend and me to eat delicious, home-cooked meals despite our busy schedules. Being able to just throw ingredients in the pot in the evening and wake up to a tasty meal is a real blessing.  We have collected quite a few good recipes but one of my current favorites is a newer recipe we first tried this summer in an effort to make pulled pork bbq without a smoker.  Although making pulled pork in a crockpot won't impart that smoky taste, you still end up with mouth-watering bbq.  Here's our easy recipe:

Pulled Pork BBQ

3-3 1/2 lb pork roast (boston butt, pork shoulder)
1 onion, chopped
3 T paprika
2T sea salt
2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 c raw honey
1/4 c raw apple cider vinegar
3 T oil (olive, sunflower, coconut)


1) Chop onion and place in crockpot with roast.  
2) In a small bowl, mix all of your spices together.  In a second bowl, whisk honey, apple cider vinegar, and oil together.  Combine two bowls to make your marinade.
3) Pour marinade on top of roast, cover, and turn on crockpot.  Cook on LOW for 8-10 hrs.  Enjoy! The marinade itself imparts a great flavor to the meat and doesn't require additional sauce but we usually top it with some organic Annie's BBQ Sauce because of my love for thick tomato-based bbq.