Monday, August 17, 2009

Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sandwhich

I'm so very glad that I decided to get going on my intention to make use of my crock pot today. GM kept me up all night (and is sleeping very peacefully even now), so it was an excellent day for an easy dinner.

Slow Cooked Pork BBQ
1 boneless pork loin roast (3-4 lbs), cut in half
1 1/2 tsp seasoned salt (I used kosher salt and a 1/2 tsp of a "clean" seasoning mix)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup BBQ Sauce
1 cup cola
Sand which rolls

  1. Place roast in a 5 qt slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and garlic powder.
  3. Cover and cook on low for four hours or until meat is tender
  4. Remove meat
  5. Skim fat from cooking juices
  6. Shred meat with a fork and return to the slow cooker.
  7. Combine BBQ sauce and cola; pour over meat.
  8. Cover and cook on high for 1-2 hours or until sauce is thickened. Serve on rolls.

This turned out really well. Both Kevin and I liked it, despite my not usually liking pulled pork or BBQ. I used a seasoning mix that I make from dried herbs that I know I like. The pork by itself, after step 4, was really good. So I pulled out 1/4 of the roast to use this week in my lunches. Because I'd pulled out some of the meat, I also cut down the BBQ sauce and cola to 3/4 cup each. I used a Jack Daniels BBQ sauce that I had in the fridge from some dish Kevin had made himself (I don't eat the stuff). It had some ingredients that I don't care for, so for next time, I will research making my own "clean" sauce. I was surprised at the large amount of pork this made. So, for next time, I will probably pull out half the roast after step four to use later in the week. It was a super convenient way to roast a pork loin! This is definitely one that I will repeat.

1 comment:

  1. Here is a recipe you might like your pork loin, I use it all the time and it's always great.

    Pork Loin
    1/2 cup soy sauce
    1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
    one jar of all fruit apricot jam
    garlic, however much you like
    few squirts of brown mustard

    Mix and pour over the pork loin and cook at 350 until done. It's super good! The sauce is great on potatoes but I'd imagine it would taste great on quinoa as well.

    BTW, I'm from AWW :)