I got a slow cooker for Christmas last year. I’m usually anti-having another huge appliance in the kitchen (read: NO Thermomix!) but I’d been sold by the promise that a slow cooker would answer all the big questions in life. The main one being of course: how do I get huge output with as little input as possible? Because that question applies to every single facet of life, amiright??
The biggest selling point about a slow cooker is that you throw a few ingredients in (minimal effort!), turn it on, go about your day and by dinner time you have a delicious, proper, full hot meal read to eat!
And there are so many things you can make. I’d previously – wrongly – thought that you could only do sloppy wet things in a slow cooker, like stews and other not-so-pretty things, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised. One of the best recipes I’ve done (and I’ll share it here too, I promise!) is sticky honey soy ribs – and they’re definitely not sloppy, or ugly.
One of the tried and tested recipes I’ve made a few times now is this pulled pork (original recipe here). There’s bunch of ingredients (don’t let that intimidate you) but as you can see, the instructions are: (1) chuck them all in the pot, and (2) hey presto!
I’ve served it with just a salad, or more recently, we’ve made pulled pork burgers with coleslaw. It’s one of those things that even the kids love, and for me it’s the perfect weekend meal because I can stick it all in in the morning and go enjoy the day with my family, knowing we’ll come home to a delicious hot meal 🙂
|Slow cooked Texas pulled pork|
|1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2kg pork shoulder
1 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 Tbs yellow mustard
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbs chilli powder (I use less since the kids eat this too)
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
|Makes 8-10 burgers|