8/26/11

FOODIE FRIDAY--Crockpot Pulled Pork

This crockpot recipe I just picked up on Monday at my Weight Watchers meeting. Now, I have a crockpot, but only pull it from the cabinet on rare occasions and this seemed like a decent time to try this recipe. The beauty of crockpot cooking is the low heat and lack of effort on the cook’s part. Trust me—dump in stuff, turn on low and walk away. Easy-peasy.

Crockpot Pulled Pork
1-2 lb. pork loin (a lean cut of pork)
1 cup barbeque sauce (make your own for lower sugar and sodium content)
1 ½ tsp. chili powder
1 small onion, chopped
Kaiser rolls-sliced and toasted

Place meat in crockpot, dump in BBQ sauce, chili and onions. Turn on low, cook for 6-8 hours. Shred meat with two forks.  Scoop ½ cup of pulled pork mixture and place on Kaiser Roll.
@ 10 Weight Watcher point plus value. {Kaiser roll= 5, 3 oz of pork=5}
--BTW--It was excellent!
 Spice it up with chipotle chilies—diced or add more chili powder.

For those of you who missed my BBQ sauce recipe, here it is again:
Barbeque Sauce

¾ cup tomato ketchup
2 Tbls. vinegar
2 Tbls. Worcestershire sauce
Dash of cayenne pepper (or more if more heat is desired)
1 tsp. paprika
½ tsp. black pepper
1-2 tsp chili powder {(I use Pendry’s Top Hat blend) and probably more than this}
Salt, to taste

Combine ingredients, adjust seasonings to taste. Add water, if needed to thin out.  I usually double this recipe and make it in a large ketchup bottle.

If you want smoky-flavored, add liquid smoke
If you want more heat, add your favorite hot sauce, more cayenne, minced jalapeƱos or habaneros, or whatever.
More bite, add more black pepper
If you want more onion, add it
Make it for you!

Enjoy!

4 comments:

Marilyn said...

Another yumm! I love my crockpot. It's so easy and convenient. And with those plastic liners, there's hardly any cleanup.

magolla said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa! Someone forgot to send me the memo--there are throwaway plastic liners for crockpots???

Too cool for school! Where are they? Near where they sell crockpots at Wally Mart??

Marilyn said...

They're by the cooking bags for turkeys. I think at our WalMart, they're on the plastic wrap/aluminum foil aisle. I use them for everything except ribs -- the bones tear the plastic -- and it's wonderful. We usually have to wash the lid, but that's it.

magolla said...

Well, I would never have thought to do that, Marilyn! Now, instead of queso hell to clean up, just bag it and tag it!