Crockpot Redemption? (BBQ Pulled Pork)

 I've had a love/hate relationship with my crockpot for years.  I used to make chili in it, until we realized it was becoming too watery for our tastes, so now I slow simmer it on the stovetop.  We also tried making various crockpot recipes in it and all came out with the same mushy-gray looking food.  So, it has been relagated to the back of my cabinet except for those occasions when we want to keep chili warm or maybe BBQ meatballs for a football party.

Last week, My Husband was traveling for work - something he does not do normally - and I really needed to have something that would be ready to eat before we had to head off to a cub scout den meeting.  After a few suggestions from people on the Family, Friends and Food Facebook page (check it out, we have some great conversations and share some ideas there as well), I decided to give my crockpot another shot.

I bought a 1 pound pork tenderloin and added half a diced onion and 3 cups of KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce.  I covered it and turned it to low and let it cook for about 10 hours.  Check out the results:
This was without the sauce in the crockpot added to it... just the shredded meat.  The onions became so sweet and carmelized while cooking.  I served mine on a hamburger bun and My Boys had theirs as wraps.  Overall, everyone thoroughly enjoyed this meal!

 This would be a great meal to have cooking all day so you could come back after trick-or-treating on Halloween.  Make 2 pounds of pork tenderloin and share it with friends!  My crockpot is possibly on the road to redemption.

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Anonymous said…
did you know that you can tilt the lid with a chopstick a bit to help evap the watery stuff? Works!
The pork looks delish! I take my lid off the crockpot at the very end of cooking...this usually helps thicken the chili.
I do know what you mean about hit or miss crock pot results. I have a 7-qt crock pot which is bigger than most recipes call for so I'm always having to make adjustments. That said, pulled pork tends to be reliably fantastic. Glad you're on the road to redemption!
Patricia said…
Looks fab!! I have a similar blog! It is endlessly fascinating to see what other people/families eat...
Lisa said…
That looks luscious. It must be one delicious sandwich. By the way, I'm holding a CSN giveaway on my blog and you're welcome to come and enter.
Deborah said…
I have the same love/hate relationship with my crock pot! But I'm glad to hear this one is a winner - I need to give it a try!

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