February 10, 2012 by erinRD
Adapted from Gina’s Skinny Recipes
1 lb lean boneless pork sirloin roast
kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper
Non-stick oil spray
1 cup low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
pinch red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
3 cloves crushed garlic
1 Tablespoon fresh grated ginger root
8 oz sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup carrots, shredded
1 cup baby spinach
1 box Soba noodles
1/4 cup chopped scallions
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 Tablespoons Sesame seeds
1. Season pork on all side with salt and fresh cracked pepper. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat, spray with a little oil and brown the pork on all sides for about 7 – 8 minutes.
2. In the crock pot, combine the broth, soy sauce, balsamic, sugar, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, spices, garlic and ginger; add the pork and set the slow cooker to 8 hours on low.
3. Thirty minutes before the timer goes off, remove the pork and set aside to rest a few minutes; add the mushrooms and carrots to the crock pot, cover and cook on low for 30 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, shred the pork using two forks.
5. Add the shredded pork to the crock pot and mix well. If adding baby spinach, add at the end and cover a few minutes until it wilts. Garnish with toppings. Serves 6.
Taste Test: So delicious! The meat was so tender and juicy! Wholesome Husband made a comment that we eat a lot of Asian and Mexican food – nothing wrong with that! He also thought this was one of the best crockpot recipes that I’ve made!
I tried these new crock pot liners. This box was about $1.50 for 4 liners. They really make clean up easy! Love it!
Enjoy and Happy Weekend!!
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January 23, 2011 by erinRD
Today was a good day. A couple of good friends, Patti and Jess, and my brother Ryan came over for an impromptu get together for a HUGE football game. Our beloved Chicago Bears
kicked some Green Bay Packers booty lost to the Packers and are sadly not headed to the Superbowl! Well there is always next year?
This calls for some good eats.
Crockpot Pulled Pork
Source: Apple A Day
2-3 chipotle chiles in adobo, finely minced
1/4 c. cider vinegar
3 Tablespoons honey
1 Tablespoons plus 2 tsp. sweet or smoked paprika
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 tsp. dry mustard
1 Tablespoons chili powder
1 tsp. salt
3 lbs. pork tenderloin
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1. Stir tomato sauce, chiles, vinegar, honey, paprika, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, chili powder and salt in a 6-quart slow cooker until smooth.
2. Add pork, onion and garlic; stir to combine.
Nutrition Notes: Making this with chicken would have been healthier but my brother is allergic to chicken so, pork it was. I served this with a big salad and whole wheat buns for a pretty nutritious meal.
Taste Test: Within a few hours of cooking in the crockpot, you could smell the goodness in every room of the house. This pulled pork definitely had a little kick to it, but it wasn’t too spicy. My friends 5 year old son ate it with no problems. It was delish!
On a completely unrelated note, I just found out last night that my parents are taking my husband and I along with my brothers to go on an Alaskan cruise this July! That is definitely something to look forward to and help get us through these long winter months.
Can Not Wait!!
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