The Perfect Make-Ahead Machine

They do all the work and give you all the credit with their saucy warming suppers. A great make-ahead tool is a slow cooker, or crock-pot. It can be used during the week or on the weekend to make soups, sauces or braised meats. Recipes made for slow cookers take anywhere from 2 to 10 hours to cook, so be sure to pick a recipe that fits your schedule that day. You’ll be rewarded with a lovely meal that took little time to prepare. It will prevent that quick stop to the drive thru on your way home from work..knowing you will have a magnificent smelling house to come home to makes that hamburger or beef taco mediocre at best. Slow-cooked dishes are ideal for making ahead and reheating, and leftovers can be enjoyed for several days. AND, a slow cooker provides advantages for healthy cooking by stretching small amounts of meat with flavorful sauces.
Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Tenderloin

INGREDIENTS:
Dry rub:
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons black pepper
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons paprika
1/2 tablespoon cayenne

1 medium purple onion

4 pound lean pork tenderloin
2 cups apple juice
2 cups apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 tablespoon garlic powder
6 soft Kaiser rolls, or other large rolls
6-8 ounces Bbq sauce

DIRECTIONS:
Mix the dry rub ingredients in small bowl. Sprinkle dry rub all over the pork roast, pressing into the pork. Cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight (or at least 2 hours).

Slice purple onion into thin rings, or half-moons. Layer into the bottom of the Croc*Pot. Place pork on top (plastic removed!). Combine liquid ingredients and the garlic powder in a medium bowl and pour into Pot and tightly cover with aluminum foil then lid. Roast on LOW 8-10 hours or until fork tender and shreds easily. Remove pork and onions from Pot and shred. Place in a large mixing bowl and add 3/4 cup of cooking liquid and BBQ sauce to the bowl, mixing well. Serve on top of warmed rolls.

Nutritional Information
Makes 6 Servings
(includes roll)
Calories: 413 kcals
Fat: 9 gm
Carbohydrates: 55gm
Fiber: 4 gm
Protein: 32 gm

Comments

  1. Carol Egbert says:

    One to go please and a side of cole slaw.

    I'll put that along with a generous tip on my Visa card.

  2. This looks so good! I will be trying this one for sure!

  3. Lori Kees says:

    Yum, good super bowl party idea!

  4. Thanks for the recipe. My husband thinks I am a cooking goddess!

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