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Friday, March 13, 2009

Crockpot Pulled Pork

I've never liked pork. I've always been more of a chicken breast sorta gal. But when I found pork for $1/lb. a few weeks ago, half the price I pay for chicken breasts and cheaper than ground beef, too, I decided to give it a try. (Gulp.)

In my very first crockpot post last fall, I asked for some tried and true crockpot recipes. Jennie left this one for Easy Pulled Pork:

* 3lb pork butt
* 1 cup brewed coffee (leftover from the morning pot... whatever) - (if you don't ever have coffee in your house, then use a cup of rootbeer)

* 16oz can beef broth

* BBQ sauce

Season the pork with some salt and pepper. Place in the crock pot with the coffee and broth. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. The biggest effort involved in this meal is pulling the pork apart after it's finished cooking. After doing so, mix with your favorite BBQ sauce and serve on hamburger buns.

It was SO good! I don't like coffee, so I used the root beer. I didn't know how much to season it with the salt and pepper, so I might have overdone it there just a bit (but it was still good!). It honestly was VERY easy. By the end of the day, it was very tender and practically fell apart, so there wasn't even that much effort involved in shredding it. I actually thought it tasted good plain, so I only mixed BBQ sauce into half of it. The whole family liked it both plain AND with the BBQ sauce. My kids don't eat buns, so we just ate it with forks and mashed potatoes on the side. Thanks, Jennie, for making pork a meat my family will eat!

Do you have an easy crockpot recipe? I'd love to try it if you're willing to share!


Krista, Bill, Eliya & Logan Kurtzweil said...

This is a GREAT pot roast that I've made twice now and both times it not only tasted great and was extremely tender, but made the house smell AMAZING!

4 lbs roast (we used chuck roast, black angus)

1 envelope dried french onion soup (sprinkly on and around the roast)

1 can Cream of Mushroom soup (this goes on top of the roast as well)

1 16 oz bottle PEPSI (not diet) pour on and around the roast

Turn on high heat for 6 hours.

~ that is all the recipe called for, but I also cut up onion and carrots and potatoes and added them all right to the pot. Everything turned out amazing and had really great flavor!

I found this recipe in the Fix it and Forget it cookbook, which I LOVE for easy crock pot recipes :)

Busy Mama said...

I love crockpot recipes too! I only have my trusty pot roast one, so I hope others post some ideas for us! I've never tried it with pop, but I think I may have to do that...maybe I could get Eden to eat it!

Sara said...

I tried to post this earlier, so if you get it twice, I'm sorry! :)
Taco Soup
28 oz can diced tomatoes
14.5 oz can black beans
14.5 oz can corn, no salt added
1 package taco seasoning
1 package ranch dressing mix
Add ingredients to crock pot and stir. Cook on high 1 hour then low for 3 hours. Serve with chips and shredded cheese (or other taco toppings your family enjoys). You can also make it with 1/2 lb. browned ground turkey/beef/pork, but I don't like it that way as much as I prefer it with just the vegetables.


DramaMama said...

All of these recipes, including your pulled pork, Jessica, sound yummy! I'll be adding them to my collection!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

One I recently recieved from my aunt was for chicken sandwiches.

1 bag Chicken Breast (3 lb)
1 can 7-Up
1 heaping Tablespoon Chicken Boullion

place chicken in crock pot. Mix 7-up and boullion (kids will like to watch this b/c it fizzes).

Pour over chicken (if not covered add a little water). Start on High for 1-2 hrs and then turn down to low. Break apart with a wooden spoon as it cooks.

Very easy and the chicken stays really moist and tender. Even for leftovers.

Jessica-MomForHim said...

These sound great! Staci-does the chicken have to be thawed, or can it be frozen?

Anonymous said...

I have always done it thawed. I just put the bag in the sink at night before i go to bed and its ready when I get up.

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