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*
- 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
- 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:
- 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
- fresh salsa
- Corn tortillas
- Cooking spray
- 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