Be a Slow Cooking Sensation

img_0495
pulled pork sandwich w/ cole slaw

I love my crock pot. It saves the day (and dinner) more often than I ever thought it would when I first got it.  These are a couple of my favorite things to make in it (other than the amazing Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wrap).

Pulled Pork Sandwiches *insert drool emoji*

Ingredients:

  • pork butt/shoulder/roast whatever looks the best in the store and is the right size for your family, for just Alan and I, I usually find one that is about the size of a breadbowl, and there will be left overs.
  • Sweet Baby Ray’s Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce (large size bottle)
    *or whatever BBQ sauce brand speaks to your soul.
  • Cole Slaw bag mix
  • Marie’s Cole Slaw dressing
  • pineapple chunks
    *I like to buy the snack pack size because you only use a little bit and that way you have them ready to go whenever and don’t have to come up with a use for the rest of the can before they go bad.
  • King’s Hawaiian hamburger buns (you can get the rolls if you want to make sliders) *if the Hawaiian break is too sweet for your taste buds, use your fave burger bun/dinner roll.
  • cooking oil spray

Instructions:

  • spray a thin coat of cooking spray on the inside of your slow cooker (I like to use coconut oil spray for this meal)
  • drop in your pork
  • coat the pork completely with BBQ sauce
  • Set to low and go about your day
  • I like to check the pork about 4-5 hours later, but it isn’t necessary if you won’t be home midday, if it is looking a little dry I add more BBQ sauce or sometimes a small can of tomato
  • roughly 8-9 hours later it should be fully cooked (and if you’re lucky a little crispy on the edges)
  • in a medium sized mixing bowl dump the cole slaw mix, add some pineapple chunks (and if you’re feeling like it a tiny bit of the pineapple juice), stir it up while adding the dressing to your preference.
  • shred the pork with two forks and then scoop some out onto your hamburger bun, top with cole slaw, and serve with your favorite side dish.

Shredded Beef Tacos:

Ingredients:

  • Tri tip (again about the size of a bread bowl for 2 people will be plenty and there will be some left overs) or any beef roast meat would probably be okay if tri tip
  • Favorite jar/can (need about 16 ounces) of salsa
  • Taco toppings (we like the following, but go with what you like)
    • Queso Fresco
    • White onions
    • cilantro
    • jalapenos
    • lime
    • fresh salsa
  • Corn tortillas
  • Cooking spray

Instructions:

  • spray a thin coat of cooking spray on the inside of the crock pot (I don’t have a preference for this recipe)
  • place the tri tip inside the pot
  • cover with salsa (use the whole jar)
  • set to low and go about your day
  • if about half way though it starts to look a little dry you can add tomato sauce, a SMALL amount of water, beef broth or if you have it more salsa… it usually doesn’t need much more liquid because the fat from the meat makes its own juice.
  • once the meat is fully cooked heat up some tortillas and fill with your favorite toppings.

**the leftover shredded beef is a great nacho toppings

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Life of 2 Fields

take off you coat and stay awhile

Inside the Head of an Elitist

take off you coat and stay awhile

The Cure for Anything is Salt Water

take off you coat and stay awhile

%d bloggers like this: