Monday, April 12, 2010

Meals-In-Minutes Monday

Hello Everyone! Michelle here with your Meals-In-Minutes Monday recipe. Before I begin, I should probably disclose that I have a true love for my crockpot. Over the years I have realized that with the right recipe, I can literally throw food into my crockpot and leave the house for eight hours then return to an amazing meal that's pretty much ready to eat. It's like having kitchen fairies do the work for you!

The recipe that I am going to share with you today is for a family favorite. This is one of those recipes that people are not sure of at first but the minute they taste it, they are asking for the recipe. I have literally given out this recipe over and over again. Even if you don't like root beer, you would never know it was in this recipe unless you were told. Give it a try, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!


Pulled Pork with Root Beer Sauce

Ingredients:
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 boneless pork roast (about 2 pounds - I buy these at costco)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 medium onion, diced
2 cans of root beer ( do NOT use diet - you need the sugar for this recipe!)
1 (12 oz) bottle heinz chili sauce (sold with the ketchup & barbeque sauce)
Additional 1/2 tsp of salt
12 hamburger buns (or any sandwich buns you like)

Directions:

In a skillet, heat oil over med-high heat. Cook pork roast until browned on all sides.

Place roast in crock pot. Put diced onion on top of roast. Don't worry if some ends up in the bottom of the crockpot. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Pour one can of root beer into the crockpot, pouring over roast but not so quickly that the onion all falls off. Put cover on crockpot and cook on low 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.

About 30 minutes before serving, in a saucepan, mix second can of root beer, chili sauce and remaining 1/2 tsp of salt. Heat to boiling over med-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until glossy, reduced and thickened. (15-20 minutes).

Remove pork roast from crock pot and put onto a platter. Shred pork using two forks. It will shred VERY easily. At this point you can either toss the shredded pork in the root beer / chili sauce or you can just put the pork onto sandwich buns and spoon the sauce on top. We usually spoon the sauce as the kids like it better that way. ;)

I usually serve this with just a tossed salad as my kids love to have seconds (and thirds, some days!) I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does! Enjoy!

2 comments:

Lulutoo April 12, 2010 at 3:13 PM  

Looks great, thanks for sharing!

Donna E. April 13, 2010 at 7:54 PM  

looks yummy!! i miss pork :)

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