Super Bowl is coming, and you’re looking for something easy and fun to serve. Crock-Pot Seasonings has some options that can help.
The maker of the popular slow cooker offers Hearty Beef Stew, Savory Pot Roast and BBQ Pulled Pork, which can be made by themselves or and you can take each and modify it into other dishes as well (ideas, such as the carnitas recipe, are available at crockpotseasonings.com).
Actually, these packets can help at any time you want a simple supper solution.
I tried the BBQ Pulled Pork, which was as easy as placing the boneless pork shoulder in the cooker, then topping with a mixture of flavorings, water and the seasoning mixture. I set the cooker on high, and four hours later, the meat shredded easily at the touch of a fork.
I didn’t follow the recipe exactly. In reading the ingredients for the pulled pork seasoning mixture, I discovered that brown sugar came in first and white sugar was only a few ingredients behind. (Modified corn starch is the main ingredient of both beef seasonings, and sugar is in both.) That much sugar made me want to cut back on the additional sugar called for in the rest of the sauce. So, I used tomato sauce instead of ketchup and I used only half of the 1/4 cup of brown sugar called for. I did add hot sauce, because I like my pulled pork with a sweet-hot flavor — and I got what I wanted. A little bit of coleslaw on the side and a bottle of beer, and I was ready to go without much work at all.
Crock-Pot Seasonings can be found at Target as well as other groceries for about $1.99 a packet.
1 cup onion, diced
1 package Crock-Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning Mix
1 cup water
1 teaspoons cumin
1 (4-5 pound) pork shoulder
1 jar salsa
1 cup white onion, diced
½ cup cilantro, chopped
Place onions in bottom of slow cooker. Combine seasoning mix with water and pour into slow cooker. Place pork shoulder in slow cooker. Add cumin and salsa. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. Remove shoulder and place on cutting board. With two forks, shred meat and place in skillet. Remove excess fat from sauce by pouring into fat separator or skimming from surface using large spoon. Pour sauce over pulled meat and reheat, allowing sauce to reduce, about 10 minutes.
To serve, place some pulled pork on steamed flour tortilla and top with tablespoon of diced onions and cilantro.
Makes 6-8 servings.
From Crock-Pot Seasonings