I recently made Lisa Leake’s (100 Days of Real Food) Pulled Pork in a Crock Pot. It’s listed among her Most Popular Posts and it’s evident why it has gotten so much love. It’s amazing. AMAZING. And simple, quick in a pinch.
Have you taken the time to look at the list of ingredients on a bottle of barbecue sauce? You will be pained to find one without High Fructose Corn Syrup. And if there’s not HFC, there is added sugar, along with other questionable ingredients starting or ending with “X.” Who wants spoonfuls of sugar as dinner (besides your kids and their dentist)? Read labels and remember that sugar comes in many forms. A good rule of thumb is to look for the words “sugar,” “syrup,” or anything that ends in “-ose,” and try to stay away from it.
This recipe uses REAL ingredients that I almost always have on-hand. And it is mouth-watering delicious. I make it at least twice a month. And for special events. I made it on Super Bowl Sunday. And I’m making it for Nibbles, Cocks, and Drinks – a badminton party I’m co-hosting for my son’s school auction. Badminton. Shuttlecocks. Get it?
Live Dirty. And play hard.
Wait, there’s more…
Not only is it fabulous the day you make it in the crock pot [insert heavenly music], but the left-overs are even better.
Here are some ways we’ve used our left-overs:
- Pulled Pork Quesadillas
- Pulled Pork Tacos
- Pulled Pork Enchiladas
- Pulled Pork Nachos
- Grilled Cheese with Pulled Pork
(Do I sound like Forest Gump?)
- Pulled Pork Sliders
- Pad Thai with Pulled Pork (use whole wheat fettuccine or brown rice pad thai)
- Pulled Pork over Brown Rick
Usually, I serve it simply with slaw and a side vegetable.
Notes: Whole Foods’ Cabbage Crunch (pictured above) and New Seasons Market’s Kale & Carrot Salad are the most fabulous toppings without artificial ingredients. Throw your meat in the crock pot and buy your slaw ready-made. This is a super-easy, no-fuss meal. If you’re feeling ambitious, here is the Kale and Carrot Salad recipe. It’s absolutely fabulous on its own in case you’re not down with swine.
|Recipe: Kale and Carrot Salad|| |
- 1 Lg Bunch Curly Kale
- ¾ Cup Grated Carrots
- ⅓ Cup Roasted, Salted Sunflower Seeds
- ¼ Cup Mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce or Tamari
- 1½ Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
- 1 Clove Garlic, Minced
- 1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger, Minced
- ¼ Tsp Cayenne
- ½ Tsp Ground Cumin
- Salt to taste
- Wash kale, remove stems and slice finely. Add carrots and sunflower seeds to kale. Whisk together dressing ingredients and pour over kale. Toss well and season to taste with salt.
Happy, Clean Eating!