I am always looking for new ways to use my crock pot. Because I am a working mom, it is always nice to throw food in the crock pot or slow cooker in the morning, and have a great meal when I come home. My only problem is that for some reason I do not use the crock pot that much. I always forget about it or am too lazy in the mornings.
One of my goals this new year is to start using my crock pot more. It is so easy and I really like the fact that with a little effort in the morning or the night before, I can have dinner ready when I come home. To fulfill my goal of using the crock pot more this year, we decided to use it to cook dinner on New Year’s Day. Because we usually eat pork on New Year’s, I decided to make pulled pork in the crock pot.
The Crock Pot Barbecue Pineapple Pulled Pork that we made was fantastic. I found the recipe on a great blog, Mama Loves Food. The pulled pork tasted great, the meat was so tender from cooking in the crock pot all day and just fell off the bone. I loved the flavor that the combination of the barbecue sauce and pineapple gave the pork. The combination of that tangy and sweet flavor tasted great with the pork and provided a great sauce.
My favorite thing about the pulled pork is how much it makes. This makes 4-6 pounds of meat. This is great for a big party or to have a lot of leftovers. We have been finding different ways to use our leftovers. You can freeze some, or you can use it to make sandwiches or quesadillas, or even use it in a casserole. I like how one easy meal gave us different meals all week. I even used some of the leftover pulled pork to make an appetizer, which I will be posting later this week.
This pulled pork is a must try, we will definitely be making this again. I can’t wait to think of new ways to use all of the pulled pork.
(Recipe adapted from Mama Loves Food).
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