Thursday, December 20, 2012

Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Using my crock pot makes dinner so easy!  I can layer my ingredients in the crock pot, set it to LOW and leave it simmer all day... and the aroma coming from the kitchen teases me all day long with the promise of the wonderful evening meal to come.

This pulled pork smells just wonderful while it cooks... and the taste of the finished dish is not a bit of a disappointment.  The meat is so tender and really just falls apart when it comes out of the crock pot.

If you don't have crushed tomatoes on hand, use diced or whole, and just whizz them in your blender till pureed.  The result will be very similar to crushed tomatoes right from the can.





Crock Pot Pulled Pork
Makes 4 servings.
  • 1 small pork loin roast, about 16 to 18 ounces
  • 1/2 large white onion, vertically sliced in thin strips
  • 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbs white vinegar
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
  • few red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Coat the inside of your crock pot with a spritz of non-stick spray for easy cleanup.
  2. Spread the onion slices over the bottom of the crock pot and then place the roast on top in the centre.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the tomatoes, ketchup, vinegar, sugar, garlic and seasonings.  Pour  the mixture over the onions and pork in the crock pot. making sure onions are covered.
  4. Set the crock pot to LOW and leave for 6 to 8 hours till pork is cooked.
  5. Turn off heat.
  6. With 2 forks, pull the roast apart and shred the meat, mixing it with the sauce.
  7. Add more salt and pepper to taste, and serve over warmed rolls, rice, noodles, baked potatoes, spaghetti squash or grains of your choice.
Per serving.
Weight Watchers P+ = 6.
Calories 234; Protein 28g; Carbohydrate 13g; Fat 7g; Fibre 1g.

Cut the onion in half vertically and then slice in 1/4 inch lengths. Pkace in the bottom of the crock pot and place the pork roast on top of them.
 

Mix the sauce ingredients together and then pour over the onions and pork in the crock pot, making sure onions are coated with sauce.
 

The Captain had his on toasted whole wheat rolls.
 

I had mine on a bed of cooked spaghetti squash.
 

We both enjoyed the leftovers on top of baked potatoes.





Are you a crockpot fan?  What is your favorite way to use it?

4 comments:

  1. Mmm....that sounds good.

    I do a similar version with my pork roast but add potatoes and carrots and either a tomato sauce base or onion soup base. And yes, it pulls apart beautifully! It is actually on the menu for our Christmas dinner!

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  2. I am a CP fan but never think to use it! That looks delicious!

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  3. This looks delicious! A little healthier than mine too, which is a bottle of bbq sauce and a can of coke! LOL This looks really yummy especially with that coleslaw!

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