1.24.2012

crock pot conquests

Lindsey - 1 Crock pot - 0

Considering it's pretty much required to get a crock pot when you get married {or in most cases - multiple}- after 8 months I have finally decided to try and conquer the art of crock potting.
{the verb for the act of using a crock pot?}

In one corner, weighing in at 15 lbs we have the crock pot!


In the other corner, weighing in at {HA you thought I was going to tell you my weight!} we have me!


{Sneak peek photo of our honeymoon in Costa Rica- more to come next week!!}

For some reason the name "crock pot" just doesn't sit well with me...it just DOES NOT sound appealing. But now I am a domestic wifey and it's time to change that attitude!

My 1st conquest: pulled pork sandwiches

1/2 MEDIUM ONION, SLICED
PORK SHOULDER (APPROXIMATELY 4-5 LBS, PREFERABLY BONELESS)
1/2 CUP BEEF BROTH, WATER, OR YOUR FAVORITE BARBECUE SAUCE
2 TABLESPOONS WHITE VINEGAR

Sauce:
1/2 CUP KETCHUP
1/3 CUP WATER
2 TABLESPOONS WHITE VINEGAR
2 TABLESPOONS WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE
1 TABLESPOON BROWN SUGAR
1/2 TABLESPOON DALE’S SEASONING OR LIQUID SMOKE (OPTIONAL)
2 TEASPOONS GARLIC POWDER
1 TEASPOON SALT
1 TEASPOON TABASCO
1/4 TEASPOON PEPPER

Step 1: Place onion in slow cooker, and set pork shoulder on top of the onions.

Step 2: In a small microwave-safe bowl, whisk together all of the sauce ingredients for the sauce. Microwave the sauce for 45 seconds, then pour over the pork shoulder.

Step 3: In a separate bowl or measuring cup, combine the beef broth and remaining 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Pour around (not ON) shoulder.

Step 4: Cover with lid and cook on low for 8 hours. (After 6 hours, you can start basting the meat with the liquid in the pot every 30 minutes.)

Step 5: Using two forks, shred the meat inside the crock pot, removing the bones. Leave the lid off, but set the slow cooker to its low or warm setting to let the liquid reduce. Serve immediately on hamburger buns or cornbread cakes.



This was so incredibly easy! All I did was put it in with the sauce and left it for 8 hours and I had a delicious meal! Now that is my kind of cooking!

Maybe I will start calling it 'crack'pot cooking because I could get used to that amount of work!

What are some of your favorite crock pot recipes??

Lindsey Nicole

2 comments:

Curly Girl Confessions said...

I love crock pot meals and I used to be the same way thinking...WTF, crockpot sounds disgusting. Once you get the hang of where to find the perfect recipes, it will change your life. :) I made the Italian Chicken recipe I found on Pinterest last night and will blog about it on Monday! Cheers to the simple life.
Love your little blog, btw.
Julie
www.jantoinette.blogspot.com

Lindsey Nicole said...

Thanks so much for the comment...I don't feel so bad about my negative crock pot perceptions! haha. I am looking forward to your Italian chicken recipe and I'm excited to follow your blog!

Best,
Lindsey