Wednesday, May 27, 2015

#WCW: What's Cookin' Wednesdays! Pulled Pork.. Summer is here!

I don’t know about you, but the kids are out of school for the summer and suddenly life is even busier than ever! Unfortunately, when folks get busy they tend to put cooking on the back burner(ha!). When we don’t plan and prepare our meals, that’s when we tend to make poor choices; grab something fast, perhaps from the drive thru window? Or throw a frozen pizza in the oven. YUCK!
Here’s a great recipe that allows you time to do all those other things on your to- do list and provides a healthy meal, or two, for you and your family! 

GET THE CROCK POT BACK OUT! I love using my crock pot all year round, especially when the weather warms up—if I don’t have to turn my oven on, it keeps my air conditioning from kicking on as much J

-2-3 lbs pork shoulder
-1 onion, sliced thin
-1 tbsp ground cumin
-1 tbsp sea salt
-1 tbsp chili powder
-1 tbsp garlic powder
-2 tsp dried oregano
-1 tsp allspice
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1 tsp black pepper
-juices of 1 lemon and 1 lime

1.       Mix together all the spices and massage it into the pork shoulder.
2.       Put the sliced onion in the bottom of your crock. Pour half of the lemon/lime juice on top of the onion. Set the pork shoulder on top.
3.       Pour the rest of the lemon/lime juice on top of the pork.
4.       Turn crock pot on low and cook 8-10 hours.
5.       Remove pork from crock and set on a large cutting board or plate. Use 2 forks and shred the meat. It should just fall apart! Mmmmmm

You can use this meat in several ways throughout the week! Put on top of a salad. Mix in some of your favorite bbq sauce and serve with your favorite veggie. OR, get some corn tortillas and make tacos-just add some shredded lettuce, tomato, and healthy avocado too! 

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