Here we are, another end of the week, and next week is another weeks worth of delicious meals coming up. While I would like to take credit for every dish I’ve ever made, I simply can not do that. So I will be running a feature twice a month called “Recipe Review”. I will share with you a family favourite recipe that we have found and tried or something completely new that sounds good. I will provide the affiliate links so you too can make it, try it and review it with your families. From me, you will get my honest thoughts – good or bad. Please bear in mind, the opinions, recipes, photos & experiences shared on my blog are mine, and these posts are not sponsored. If you have any suggestions or recipes you would like tested out in my kitchen, please share with me! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook, & Twitter!
First up, a love: Skinnytastes’ Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Homemade Kansas City BBQ Sauce! My family LOVES Pulled Pork and I must say, the fact this recipe is done in the crock pot makes it even better. I love how simple this recipe really is, I’ve even had Clint make the BBQ sauce & finalize the dish so it would be ready for the girls and I when we got home.
What I love about this recipe is that all the fat is removed from the pork roast which makes the meat tender and moist. The smell in my house always has our mouths watering because we know it’s so good, and it’s so hard not to want to try and taste everything early.
Another thing I like this that you make the BBQ sauce yourself which makes you have more control of sodium, heat (if you like it with a bite or not), and can choose options to suit your families taste buds. The recipe calls for you to shred the pork and remove most of the “juice” that is accumulated from the cooking process, and then you add the BBQ sauce after and let cook for 30 minutes longer. Once again, you can choose how ‘saucy’ or not you like your pulled pork.
Gina, from Skinnytaste, recommends you use 2 tbsp of sauce for every 3oz of cooked pulled pork you have (so if you have 9 oz of cooked pulled pork in total, you would use 6 tbsp of sauce). I have made it that way, and although I did enjoy it (and it makes it tasty for those who are watching calories or are on weight watchers), we prefer adding the whole pot of BBQ sauce to the pork. We like ‘em saucy!
I made a homemade coleslaw to top it, and served it all on multigrain kaiser buns. We ate them with a side of homemade matchstick fries. Delicious! You could also serve a salad and you would have a complete meal under 30 minutes if you’re just getting home from work. All in all I have to say we LOVE this recipe and it tends to be in a monthly rotation more or less. It’s a GREAT crock pot meal, easy to make, and always puts smiles on our face.
And… since it’s Good Friday, and in the spirit of turkey meals being prepared through out kitchens, I thought I would share with you what I woke up to this morning:
Anyone need a turkey? 🙂 Have a wonderful day and we will see you soon! Happy Easter everyone. Have a safe and fun weekend with your family.