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Pulled Pork in the Crock Pot, or Pork chops on the Grill
Pulled pork, is one of my families favorites. While I was shopping, looking for something different for dinner. Another shopper was looking for the same thing. He suggested, Famous Dave's Rib Rub, so I thought I'd give it a try. It suggests that it is only for ribs, but I included it in my pulled pork recipe, and it was fantastic!!
Would also be good on pork chops. Simply, sprinkle pork chops with rub, and place on your grill. If I knew the name of my fellow shopper, I would give him credit for such a discovery.
Buy a pork loin, enough for three meals. Separate into three sections. First section, leave whole, for a roast. Second section, slice into pork chops, third leave whole for pulled pork, or tacos. This will save money, as you aren't paying a butcher to do something you can do yourself. Place in plastic zip lock bags, and freeze. Pork will keep in a freezer, at least a month, or more. It will also save time, thaw only what you need for a given meal.
With a few tweeks of my own, I came up with this delicious, crock pot idea. Which would be a good addition to any menu, or party, where there are a lot of people to serve. It would be easy to take with, serve many guests, and keep warm. I use my crockpot for meals that require ready to eat upon arrival. Translation: too busy to cook. Great for days when you would rather hang out by the pool, when it's too hot to cook.
Chicken could easily be substituted for pork, for a leaner sandwich. Serve on a whole grain bun, to up the Nutritional value, and will stay with you longer. White flour, and pasta, always cause a insulin spike. When blood sugar drops, you crave more carbs, eating more within a few hours, or searching for something sweet, to offset the drop. It becomes a vicious circle, making it hard to lose weight. By giving your body what it actually needs, craving will diminish.
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3 hours 10 min
- 1 pound pork roast, lean or trim fat
- 1/4 cup water
- 3-4 tablespoons famous daves rib rub
- 1 medium onion, diced (optional)
- 1 small can hunts tomato sauce
- 1-2 pinches brown sugar, can add more
- 1-2 medium green pepper, diced or sliced (optional)
- 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce, (optional)
- Place pork loin in crock pot. Pour water into pot. Sprinkle Dave's Famous Rib Rub all over, generously. Set crock pot temperature to high. Let simmer until pork is no longer pink, and internal temperature reaches 170 degrees. Can be placed in a 325 degree oven, with approximate cooking time of 30-35 minutes per pound.
- When meat is done, remove from pot. Place on cutting board, will be very hot, and shred with two forks. Return meat to crock pot. Add remaining ingredients, and mix well. Continue cooking until desired consistency is reached. About an hour. Chicken breast may be substituted for pork.
- Serve on crusty rolls, such as italain rolls, with chips and coleslaw. You can make extra sauce on the stove. Place 1 tablespoon of oil, in a saucepan. Cook diced onion, add remaining ingredients. Simmer about 10 minutes, until thickened.
- Pork roast is as versatile as chicken, or hamburger. See other recipe ideas within my hubpages.
- If you prefer a thicker sauce, any barbeque sauce can be substituted. After returning shredded pork to crock pot, pour desired amount, mix, and heat through. I prefer sweet Baby Rays. Sweet, and smoky.
- Chicken can be substituted for pork, for a leaner sandwich. Proceed the same, shred, return to crock pot, add sauce, serve on a whole grain bun. Can also be a main course. Proceed the same, don't shred. Serve with a baked potato, and vegetable.
|Set oven to 325 degrees||Do not cover pan|
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Health Benefits of Pulled Pork
Pork Vitamins B6 and B12, found abundantly in pork, are essential for blood cell formation and brain function. Pork is also an excellent source of iron — the heme-iron found in red meats is absorbed very easily by the human digestive system. Web MD
Onions contain antioxidants and compounds that fight inflammation, decrease triglycerides and reduce cholesterol levels — all of which may lower heart disease risk. Their potent anti-inflammatory properties may also help reduce high blood pressure and protect against blood clots.Dec 18, 2018 Health line
Peppers They're low in calories and are loaded with good nutrition. All varieties are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. Plus, the spicy ones liven up bland food, making it more satisfying. Peppers come in all sizes and colors.
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© 2012 Sherrie Gill
Sherrie Gill (author) from Hobart, In on May 24, 2012:
Wonderful and easy pork loin roast idea.