Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Crockpot BBQ pork and all the fixin's

BBQ Pork

Boneless pork ribs or pork roast (as much or as little as you need)
1 bottle of your favorite bbq sauce
1 or 2 onion depending on the amount of meat you use

-Put the meat in the crockpot, pour in half the sauce, and add the sliced onion.
Cook according to crockpot instructions until done. Remove from liquid and place
on platter, cover with the other half of bbq sauce.

** When I cook, I often do not use a recipe and so these next few recipes don't really have measurements, its kind of "to your taste" so TASTE it! I am cooking for 2 and a toddler so keep that in mind as well.

Baked beans

1 can pork n' beans (or more :-)) *note the double chin!
2 slices bacon, diced
1/4 bell pepper, diced
1/4 onion, diced
dash or two of dry mustard
about 1 tsp. worchestershire sauce
1 tsp. ketchup
start with 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
dash of pepper

Saute the bacon, onion and pepper. When done add the beans. Now for the part that drives everyone crazy, just add a little of everything, don't go nuts with the sugar, you can't take it out! Simmer a few min, taste again, your done!


1/2 head cabbage
1 carrot
1 small chunk of onion
chop together in the food processor until as fine as you like it

1/2 cup mayo
2 TBL milk
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp sugar
salt and pepper
mix together, taste, you may need to add more sugar or more vinegar...I added a little pickle juice to mine! ( I am preggers ya know!) Pour over the slaw and mix, refridge for atleast 3 hours before serving.

Potato Salad

4 med size potatoes
small chunk of onion, diced small
1/2 c. mayo
1 TBL yellow mustard
1 TBL pickle relish (sweet or dill, up to you)
salt and pepper to taste

Cook the potatoes, if I have time I boil them whole and then slip the skin off and dice them, if I don't have much time I microwave them in the skins and peel them. If I microwave them I want them a little firm so if you use the baked potato button and you have 4 potatoes tell it you have 3 and that should work well. Dice potatoes place in bowl. In another bowl mix together sauce ing. and taste. When its tangy enough, pour over potatoes, stir, cover, and chill. (if it seems like to much sauce thats ok, the potatoes are like sponges so you will be glad there was extra!)

Serve with your choice of bread or rolls and sweet tea!