When life gets crazy and I am overwhelmed with our schedule, we tend to eat out more and make unhealthy food choices. It’s so much easier to run through a drive-thru or grab a bag of chips to snack on. But it doesn’t have to be that way. I promise. Let me let you in on a little secret. I’m going to share with you two tools that will help keep you sane when your schedule is chaotic. If you utilize these two things, you can always have a healthy meal ready for your family regardless of the craziness of the day. Are you ready? You only need two things. A meal plan (this system is life-changing) and a (affiliate links will follow) Slow Cooker (I can not live without it). These tools will save your sanity on more than one occasion and will help you guide your family into making healthy food choices.
What You Need to Make Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
1 Pork Shoulder Roast, approximately 3 lbs
1 Onion, large, sliced with the grain
2 tsp (or a sprig) dried rosemary
1 tsp All-Seasons Salt
½ tsp Black Pepper, ground
½ tsp Garlic Powder
½ C Water
What You Do to Make Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Directions: 1. Wash and pat dry roast
2. Season the roast with seasoned salt, garlic powder and pepper 3. Let roast marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. After marinating, place the roast in a fry pan and sear the roast on both sides until it browns nicely. Set aside. 4. Slice the onion and place all onion rings at the bottom of the slow cooker and season with rosemary 5. Place the roast on top of the onions 6. Add water and soy sauce 7. Put the lid on and let cook for approximately 6 hours
8. When pork is done, gingerly pull it out from the slow cooker and set aside. With two forks, begin to pull apart the meat strands of the roast. 9. Strain the onions from the juice at the bottom of the roast. After roast is pulled, sprinkle the juices over the pulled pork for extra juiciness.
You can eat pulled pork as is over potatoes, make pulled pork tacos, add your favorite barbecue sauce, pulled pork quesadillas, fajitas, there are so many possibilities.
What is your favorite way to eat Pulled Pork?