July 31, 2014

Crock-pot BBQ Pulled Pork

 I don't really understand it either.  Why would I want to spend my own precious time looking at what others eat?  I've heard a lot of people say that over the years.  Some people don't understand instagram and that's OK!  And some people cringe when they see someone whip out their phone at a restaurant to take a photo of their entree.  I get it.

Famous boardwalk popcorn!

Well, I'm totally one of those people mentioned above, and I love it. I love instagram. I love sharing photos of ( usually) good looking and delicious food, and I almost always whip out my phone to take a shot of my meal out in public.  And we 'food photo takers' know what " it's instagram worthy"means.  Right?

Spinach and spring mix salad with strawberries, mozzarella, and tomatoes with a honey-balsamic dressing. 

It's a thing.  If I could take photos of food all day I would.  That reminds me, I should have been a food stylist/photographer.


That being said, enjoy some photos of my eats and the awesome meal I made for dinner two nights ago. Leftovers for days!!! It was totally blog worthy so if you get anything from this post, it's a delicious recipe at the end!

Crunchy peanut butter ( my latest obsession) on a banana.

 Crock-pot BBQ Pulled Pork

This recipe was so simple to put together.

Yet the flavor was so stellar!  Such an easy and delicious weeknight meal!

What you need:

-1 3-4 lb pork butt or shoulder OR two 2 lb pork tenderloins; which I used.
-1 tbsp. black pepper
-1 tbsp. kosher salt
-1 tbsp. paprika
-1 tbsp. garlic powder
-1/2 tbsp. cayenne pepper
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1 jar of your favorite BBQ sauce  (I love Stubb's Original)
-1 medium red or yellow onion, sliced

What you do:

- slice the onion and scatter in the bottom of your slow cooker.
- briefly rinse the tenderloin with cool water and pat dry with a paper towel.
- combine all the spices together in a small bowl and rub well over the pork.
- place the pork in the crock pot/ on top of the onions.
- in a medium bowl, mix the brown sugar with the BBQ sauce and pour over the pork and onions.
- cook on LOW for 8-10 hours.  * 8 hours was plenty enough time for the meat to shred easily and become super tender.  Also, your entire house will smell incredible!

Serve on your favorite bun with a pickle or tomato or cheese or coleslaw...really, the toppings are endless!

We love potato rolls!

Such a great meal with so little effort!



  1. I've made this with tenderloins as well and it turns out soooo good. I use Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce, although I haven't tried many others. I'll be making it this week for sure!