Wednesday, June 6, 2007

A slow cooker AND some cheating

A fancy meal this was not. But how much do you love it when something (ridiculously) easy tastes delish? The pulled pork was made in the slow cooker (I always sort of worry about our house burning down with the crockpot on, but pork is worth it, no?) and the baked beans were, well....not homemade, exactly. The slaw topping was leftover from last night's dinner and easy and pleasy mid-week dish. And you can tell people it took you hours (liar-liar-pants-on-fire though you may be) and they'll buy it--promise.

Stephen says: (indignant) I did not eat two sandwiches! I ate two open faced sandwiches, which equals basically ONE sandwich.

Stephen's rating: 8.5

Serving suggestions: Mixed green salad with rasberry vinaigrette, fruity red wine or cold beer.


Pulled Pork (serves four)
2 lb boston butt
Meat rub (I used a Tom Douglas mix called Rub with Love)
Bottle BBQ sauce (I used a homemade sauce that is molasses based and a little spicy)
1 medium onion

Put pork in slow cooker and top with several cloves minced garlic--rub into meat. Cover pork liberally with rub and top generously with the BBQ sauce. Slice onion and place on top of pork. Cook on low for 8 hours. Pull pork, place on soft bun, top with slaw and chow down.

Baked Beans
2 cans store bought baked beans
2 TB brown sugar
2 TB spicy mustard
4 TB ketchup
1 tsp crushed pepper flakes

Heat beans until warm. Add other ingredients and cook for five more minutes.

1 comment:

Renea said...

Oh yum! That looks good. I love cooking pulled pork that way too.