Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Light & Easy {pulled pork}.


  We've been getting in the swing of cooking real meals again {post pregnancy nausea, husband's health kick, then postpartum meals from friends}. It's really been months since we've been in a routine of menu making- probably since before I found out I was pregnant. Sad, I know! Anyways, since I'm home all day now and have the time and motivation to do so, we're back to menu making! This week I was on the hunt for some new recipes to add into our mix, and I think I landed on a new favorite. Easy and healthy pulled pork! And it's a crockpot recipe, so that's a win for sure. Who doesn't love the whole set it and forget it thing? 
  I've never made pulled pork before and really wanted something easy. We're also trying to watch our waistlines around here, so something a little lighter was a definite must. I couldn't find one recipe that I loved, so I just combined parts of this one and this one to make my own. And since there are only two of us, I cut it down to a smaller recipe that serves two and leaves room for leftovers. Enjoy!
  What recipes are you loving right now? I'm always looking for new ones to add to my lineup! 


  • 1-2 lbs pork boneless pork loin roast (center cut, trimmed of all fat)
  • 1/2 onion
  • buns or Kaiser rolls
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 dashes Tabasco
  • 1 1/2 cups water

  Slice onion and place at bottom of crockpot. Season pork loin with salt, pepper, and garlic powder on all sides. Place on top of onions in crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until tender and pulls apart easily. Be sure not to overcook! An hour before you want to eat, mix ketchup, Worcestershire, chili powder, salt, Tabasco, and water in saucepan and heat to boiling. Boil for one minute and set aside. Remove pork from crockpot and shred. Drain liquid from pot, reserving onions. Combine onions and shredded pork in crockpot, pour 1 cup of sauce over top and combine. Cover and cook 30-45 minutes. Use extra sauce to serve on side!

Tip: A few minutes before we sit down to eat, I like to turn the oven on broil and toast our buns. {ha...toast our buns!} 

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