Here’s a great, easy recipe for those days when you have no time to cook. In my case, I knew we would be getting home late after my son’s lacrosse game, and another fast food dinner would not do. So, while home for lunch, I threw the slow-cook pull pork ingredients into my Ninja slow cooker. I now had the piece of mind that come’s from knowing there would be an awesome meal ready in seven hours.
Serves 4 – and there will be leftovers for lunch!
3 lbs, boneless center cut pork loins.
1 onion – sliced in thin rounds and then in half.
1 cup chicken stock.
1 cup coke.
3/4 cup BBQ sauce.
2 cloves garlic – minced.
1 Tbsp chipotle sauce.
1 tsp chili powder.
1/2 tsp dried cumin powder.
1/2 tsp. liquid smoke.
1 Tbsp olive oil
package of super soft corn tortillas.
1 or 2 tomatoes – diced
1 head cabbage – shredded coleslaw like.
1 avocado – skinned and sliced.
1 lime – cut into wedges.
1 can re-fried beans.
1 cup shredded white cheese such as Parmesan.
Place olive oil in slow cooker (if using Ninja set to stove top).
Add the pork loins and onions.
In a bowl combine broth, coke, BBQ sauce, chipotle sauce, garlic, cumin, liquid smoke, chili powder (salt and pepper to taste) and stir to mix.
Pour the contents of the bowl over the pork and onions. Lift pork so cooking broth gets underneath.
Place cover on slow-cooker, and change setting to slow cook 7 hours.
Now go do what needs to be done for the next 7 hours.
Prior to dinner, shred the cabbage, dice the tomatoes, cut the limes, and avocado, and heat the re-fried beans.
Heat the tortilla shells in oil in hot pan, or micro-wave them, or eat as is – whatever.
Remove the pork and shred it on a cutting board.
Plate tortilla shells, add small portion of cabbage, shredded pork, onions from the slow-cooker, tomatoes, avocado, drizzle a little juice from slow-cooker,and top with cheese. Add a lime wedge for garnish.
Plate re-fried beans, and some hot sauce, and you are ready to eat!
What a weekend we had! It was She Who Must Be Obeyed ‘s 50th birthday and she was not a happy camper on the lead up. But as the day grew closer and the inevitability of the momentous occasion become clear she shrugged and went into party mode!
By the end of the dinner party, she was ready to bring in her 50’s by channeling a little Tom Petty.
In the end, it was a great birthday party, with great people, in honor of a great birthday girl, my sweet Sue.
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