Recipe of the Month: Southern-Style Barbecue Pork

1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
1 (2.5 - 3 lb.) boneless pork loin roast
Salt and pepper
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. thyme leaves
1/2 tsp. celery seed
1 C. barbecue sauce


Place onion in the bottom of a slow cooker. Trim fat from pork roast. Rub roast with salt and pepper; arrange meat over onions. Add bay leaf, thyme leaves, and celery seeds to cooker. Pour barbecue sauce over roast. Cover and cook at low setting for 8-10 hours or at high setting for 4-5 hours. Transfer meat to a cutting board and allow to stand for 15 minutes; slice or dice to desired size. Remove excess fat from sauce; add desired amount of sauce to minced pork and stir to mix well. For sliced pork, spoon sauce over slices. Remove bay leaf before serving.