April 28, 2016

Love your Leftovers: Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork



I swear I enjoy meatless dinners too sometimes.  This recipe is just another one of those meals that's a staple.  It's perfect for a crowd during a BBQ or simply dinner for two.  It's a win-win because your house will smell amazing and it's insanely tasty!  I have to also add that this recipe is probably one of the best recipes for pulled pork I have ever tried.


And of course, what to do with leftover shredded pork...oh the possibilities!





Recipe: Crockpot BBQ pulled pork
Ingredients
-1 3-4 lb pork butt or shoulder OR two 2 lb pork tenderloins; which I’ve been using.
-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
To make the pork:
1.      Slice the onion and scatter in the bottom of your slow cooker.
2.      Rinse the tenderloin with cool water and pat dry with a paper towel.
3.      Combine all the spices together in a small bowl and rub well over the pork.
4.      Place the pork in the crock pot/ on top of the onions.
5.       In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar and BBQ sauce; pour over the pork and onions.
6.      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 these with some melted cheddar cheese!





Leftover meal ideas:



Meal: Pulled Pork sandwiches.
Leftover meal #1:  Pulled pork enchiladas

Leftover meal #2 : Pulled pork cheesy nacho bake

Tip:  Break these meals up on a different week.  Freeze any meat you know you won’t use for more than a week.  Thaw in the fridge the night before you know you’ll use it.

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