Sunday, December 29, 2013

Make This!!

I found this recipe for shredded pork in the new Costco Connection magazine. It sounded too easy, but I had to try it for myself. Omid usually smokes a pork butt on his Traeger and it takes about 5 hours. I was curious to see if I could get the same result in my crock pot.
I didn't purchase a pork butt, but used a pork sirloin tip roast that came in a four pack from Costco. It was about 3 pounds.
I lined my crock pot with three strips of bacon, added salt to the pork roast, set it to low and forgot about it. When I woke up this morning, the kitchen smelled really good. After 16 hours, I tried to take the roast out of the crock pot with a BBQ fork and it totally fell apart. I had to take it out with tongs, in sections, it was so tender.
The roast shredded up so nicely, too. The result: not bad! I do prefer the smoked pork butt done in the Traeger, but this worked really well in a pinch and is perfect for BBQ sandwiches.  Make it!
Slow Cooker Kalua Pork via Costco Connection Magazine
3 bacon slices
5 lb Boston butt pork roast (I used a 3 lb sirloin pork roast)
1 1/2 Tbs red Hawaiian sea salt (I used Himalayan pink salt)*use less salt for a smaller roast!!

Line the bottom of a slow cooker with the strips of bacon. Evenly salt the pork with the salt. Put the roast in the slow cooker on low for 16 hours. Remove the meat & shred. Enjoy!

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