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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Slow Cooker Hula Pork


     Have you caught on to our love of pork yet?  K.C.and Pops try to outdo each other on their smokers.  Nana and Mr. Mike grill a lot of pork too.   My Aunt Jenny is famous for her grilled bacon wrapped pork loin. I tend to cook mine indoors.  Whether it's carnitas, indoor pulled pork, or balsamic braised pork, we love it!  That doesn't even count the pork chop recipes, we love those too!  Ooh, and the stuffed pork loins (the apple one is amazing!)



    Then there is our new favorite.  Pulled pork enchiladas with creamy cheese sauce.  If you haven't checked that out yet, you need to.  Because, yum!

    This pork comes together easily in a slow cooker.  Throw the meat and a few ingredients in before work.  Come home, get rid of the grease, pull the meat and stir in some big flavor and dinner is ready.  It really only takes 10-15 minutes to have dinner on the table from the time you walk in the door!



    I served this as sandwiches the first night and they were delicious.  I did sort of a terriyaki stir fry with broccoli and some of the leftovers for a quick dinner a couple of nights later. That was really good too!  It would be great in a taco with some honey lime slaw as well.  The possibilities are endless!


Slow Cooker Hula Pork


Ingredients:

3 pounds pork shoulder or butt
salt and pepper
Optional: 2 T cooking oil
3 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 T brown sugar
2-3 T sriracha
1/2 cup ketchup


  1. Salt and pepper all sides of your pork shoulder.
  2. Optional step if time allows:  Brown pork shoulder in a little oil until all sides.
  3. Grease slow cooker insert, place pork shoulder inside.  Sprinkle with ginger and garlic.  Add soy sauce and vinegar.
  4. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  5. Pour juices from slow cooker into a fat separator or skim off as much grease as you can.  Shred meat and pour the cooking liquid back over the meat.  Stir in brown sugar, ketchup and sriracha.
  6. Serve on buns or in tortillas.



26 comments:

  1. Holy Hula good!!! That sounds tasty, love the soy and ginger in there! Can't wait to try this! We like putting pulled pork over potatoes, I think this would be good over a sweet potato!! Great recipe!!

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    1. Andrea, you are a genius! That sounds so good!

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  2. I hope Andrea tries this over a sweet potato and tells us about it. Top that with a little Cole slaw or pickled jalapeños and it's a meal. Mmmmm

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    1. I think it would be great with honey lime coleslaw! YUM!

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  3. Oh my. How about this idea since it's called Hula- sweet potato, hula pork and pineapple chunks on top. Oh the things we could create.

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  4. This looks tasty and delicious. Stumbled and Pinned. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Hey Carlee! You had me at pork! I love anything pig so this recipe is right up my alley! This recipe is totally different than anything I've ever tried with pork...I am gonna have give this one a go! Definitely pinning! Thank you for linking up at Funtastic Friday!

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    1. Thank you, I hope you love it! We love pork too, so it was a winner here!

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  6. Pork is one of my all-time faves. LOVE to come home to a pork crockpot meal. This one looks like a keeper for sure!

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    1. I've been on a real pork kick lately and pork butt just lends itself sooo well to crockpot cooking. Thanks!

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  7. Carlee, I think this might just be going in the Crock-Pot for tonight. I love the blend of ingredients the ginger, Sarita, honey. I think it would be great and lots of ways. I am definitely checking out your creamy enchiladas, we love them. And that honey lime slaw!! That would be Heaven on this pork.

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    1. Now you've gone and made me hungry! I was planning on throwing together a pot of soup for dinner tonight, but I wish I had started some pork instead!

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  8. I love all of the flavor you have in this recipe! Definitely a winner!

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  9. Carlee, this looks great! I didn't get to make it yet, but I did pick it as one of my additional features at You Link It, We Make It, so we will be featuring it on social media this week!

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  10. Sounds delicious, Carlee! Congratulations on the feature this week on You Link It, We Make It! Pinning!

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  11. Pulled pork is something I've never tried to make at home. Maybe it's time! This sounds delish.

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    1. You really should. It is SOOO easy and really good!

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  12. Of course this delicious sounding recipe is from you, Carlee! Thanks for sharing this at #HappinessIsHomemade this week, love this one for sure!

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  13. I have just tried it. So great!

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    1. Thank you, I am so glad you liked it!

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