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Tasty Tuesday – Crock Pot Pulled Pork

I love Pulled Pork and I’ve been craving it for weeks, but I can’t find my recipe.  Yes, ridiculously organized me can’t find something.  It’s not that I don’t know where it is, it’s that I don’t feel like digging through the boxes to find my recipe folders.  I found my recipe in a cooking magazine (either Rachael Ray’s magazine or the Food Network magazine) a few years ago, and we really do like it.  I’ve looked all over Pinterest, trying to find a close approximation to my recipe, but I haven’t been able to locate the right one.  However, the craving got to be too much, and I resorted to using what promised to be a simple yet delicious crock pot version…

The recipe was as easy as the pin promised.  I gathered the ingredients and put it together in less than 10 minutes before I left for work.  It calls for 1 bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce, 4 pounds of boneless pork riblets (I used boneless country style ribs), 3/4 brown sugar (this is optional, but my other recipe calls for it, so I used it), 1 teaspoon dry mustard, and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.

Crock Pot Pulled Pork Ingredient

You dump half the bottle of BBQ sauce in the crock pot, then add the meat.

start with BBQ sauce   add boneless pork

Next, you add the rest of the BBQ sauce, the mustard, the garlic powder, and the brown sugar.

mustard   garlic powder   brown sugar

I stirred everything around to get the meat completely coated, and set it on low to cook for 8 hours.  (The recipe said to cook it on high for 4 hours, but I was going to be gone longer than that, so I adjusted my cooking time.)  When I got home from work, I used tongs to shred the pork and served the sandwiches on soft buns.

pull the pork   pulled pork sandwich

My dinner guests really enjoyed them, but I still like my original recipe better.  Guess I better get cracking with the renovations, so I can finally unpack the remaining boxes and find the stuff I’m still missing.

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Tasty Tuesday – Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos

Still no functioning kitchen. (Grrr!!)    We have a stove now, but no running water – so I’m making do with my trusty crock pot…  Which brings me to this week’s Tasty Tuesday recipe, Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos.  I found it on Pinterest, and actually followed it almost exactly.

The directions say to use 6 Chicken Breasts (I used 3), a jar of salsa, and an envelope of taco seasoning (i used 4 tablespoons of my homemade mix).  I was ridiculously easy, and tasted really good.  I am actually considering doing this for all future taco meals, and you all know how much my family loves tacos!!!

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Once I had all the stuff in the crock pot, I set it on low and let it cook for about 7 hours.  It started to smell really good about 3 hours into the cooking process.  Right before I served it, I took two forks and pulled apart the chicken.  It shredded so easily, it was great!

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We served it with most of our regular taco extras (shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, hard & soft taco shells, and sour cream).  They were a big hit!

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notice the paper plates…

 

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