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OK, I must be honest. I am not really a fan of my crock pot, or slow cooker, as some call it. I had a REALLY old one that I got early in my marriage that would get so hot as it cooked, that I was afraid to leave it all day. I asked for a new one for Christmas a few years ago. I’m happy to have it but really use it no more than I used the old one. Pulled pork sandwiches are probably the recipe I make the most. I recently made a pulled chicken sandwich but my family likes this better. What I do love about this new crock pot is that it had a lid that secures so you can travel with it. It’s perfect for dips, chili and other dishes to take to a pot luck or game day party.
The first time I made pulled pork in my crock pot I had no idea what I was doing. I wasn’t even sure what cut of pork to use. I talked to the butcher at my supermarket. He suggested a pork butt, also known as a Boston butt. Well, my boys were hysterical when I told them. The first couple of times I made it I didn’t sear it in my pan. I use a cast iron skillet. The first time I did sear it my son asked what was different. I asked why and he said it tasted better. Now I sear it every time I make it. I usually buy what’s on sale, either bone-in or boneless. I do prefer the boneless cut but am always looking to save money. Both work equally well.
Thank you to Sue from Palatable Pastime for hosting Crocktober.
- Braised Beef Shank Pasta Sauce from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- CrockPot Lazy Cabbage Rolls from Tip Garden
- Korean-Style Beef Tacos from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Pulled Pork Sandwiches from Family Around The Table
- Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sliders with Dill Pickle Slaw from Kate’s Recipe Box
- Slow Cooker Ham, Potato and Cheddar Soup from Palatable Pastime
- Vegan & Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Crockpot Soup from Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice