feed my family

feeding this family is getting easier and easier.  making the decision that eating out (as much as we did) just isn't an option has forced me to follow through, and we're all better off for it!

today's recipe is about as easy as "real" cooking gets!

my cousin posted that she was having this crockpot wonder a few weeks ago, and my sister-in-law has also made it.  i adapted for my (fussy) bunch, and it was a hit!

(it was so easy, i had LOADS of time to take lots of pictures!)

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I started with 4 of these intensely thick boneless pork loin chops.
(does every man have to choose the thickest pieces of meat?)

Pop them in the pot and pour in 1 can of rootbeer.

Cook on HIGH for 5-6 hours.
(see you after work, meat!)

The original recipe I looked up called for 
a bottle of your favourite bbq sauce.
I know my (fussy) family likes our classic 
rib sauce, so I figured I'd use that.  
Turns out, I only had enough ingredients to make half of the usual amount and no time to go to the store, so I just went with it.

Thankfully, it was the perfect amount!

In a small pot, bring to a light boil:

1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 liquid honey 
(or slightly less, depending on how sweet you already are)

Set aside.

When the pork is nice and tender, drain the rootbeer (and stuff) from the crockpot really well.
Use a fork to "pull" the meat.
(This was SO easy!  I could just press on it and it wanted separate.)

Once it's all shredded, add the sauce over top.
Ours was "lightly" sauced, because that's how we prefer it.

Serve on a toasted whole wheat bun with the side of your choice.
I made garlic carrots for the family & my favorite salad for myself. 

Bon appetit, mes amis!
and be sure to check out farmgirlpaints for links to more great recipes!


  1. oh my that looks good. those have to be the thickest pork chops i've ever seen! thanks for linking up. there isn't much i like more than pulled pork;)

  2. That looks delish! We had something similar on Monday with a roast I cooked for hours in the oven. Pork is my fave though. Good salad, too!

  3. YUM! Way easier than my recipe.


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