We are well into summer and there are plenty of recipes floating around about cool drinks and frozen treats. That’s all well and good but you can’t have a frozen drink for dinner (at least not every day). What I bring to you today is a summer friendly recipe for an easy weeknight dinner.

What makes this recipe summer friendly? You might be surprised to find that I am choosing a slow cooker recipe and calling it summer friendly. This is because using a Crock Pot/slow cooker does not heat up your entire kitchen like the oven does. During the hottest months of the year, I almost completely boycott my oven. It takes power to heat it, it heats up the house, then the air conditioner has to run, which uses even more power! Besides, who wants to stand around in a hot kitchen in July? In addition to the heat factor, a slow cooker is great for a weeknight meal because there is hardly any additional work required at the end of a long day of, well, work.

The great thing about this recipe is that it only has three (3) ingredients! You will need a pork roast, salt, and liquid smoke.

Check out how easy this is:

Put your pork roast in the slow cooker and stab it a bunch of times with a fork (a safe way to get out that aggression!).


Pour 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke all over the pork and then sprinkle with salt. I used 1 ½ teaspoons of regular salt, not any kind of fancy salt.


Set your slow cooker on low for many hours. I chose 6 ½ because that was how long it was from when I remembered to put the meat in the pot until dinner time.


At the end of your cooking time you will have a wonderful smoky pork roast. Save all that flavorful liquid to mix back into your pork after you pull it.


Pull it apart with some forks.


Serve! See, this is incredibly easy, it doesn’t heat up your whole kitchen, and it’s pretty darn delicious for only having three ingredients. We just ate ours plain, but you could serve it up on a bun with some BBQ sauce and have pulled pork sandwiches. In fact, I think we’ll do that with our leftovers.


I found the original recipe at Pineapple & Coconut

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