Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My First Tasty Tuesday!

I don't know about you but I'm glad it's Tuesday. Mondays just seem to drag and I'm always glad to see them in my rearview. Today, I'm linking up for the first time with Alissa at 33 Shades of Green for Tasty Tuesday and I hope to find some inspiration from other bloggers.

Often times, I forget about using my crockpot during the summer months. I guess I just associate it with cold weather dishes. But recently, my mom reminded me of an easy to make crockpot sensation that's perfect for summer time.

If you remember from this post, I told you that I generally don't cook by a recipe on a day to day basis, so bare with me here.

Publix had extra lean pork loins on sale last week so I snapped some up for a mid-week dinner. There was plenty leftover which meant there was another night I didn't have to cook. Sweet!

I started by browning the pork loins on top of the stove and seasoned them with sea salt, garlic pepper, onion powder and Magic Chef's Meat Magic. Once they were nicely browned, I put them in the crockpot with some water (enough to cover the meat entirely) and half a bottle of Sticky Fingers Carolina BBQ Sauce (you can use any kind of BBQ sauce you like. The thicker, the better). Then I put the lid on and set the timer at four hours on high.



Since summer veggies are at their peak, I chose squash and zucchini for our sides. I seasoned them with sea salt, garlic pepper, added some raw Vidalia onions and drizzled some olive oil on them, then sauteed everything together for just a few minutes until softened.

By the time we were home from work, we had delicious, tender pulled pork with very little effort on my part. The most time consuming part was picking it up from the grocery! Perfect for a BBQ sandwich or if you are trying to cut carbs, it's great solo too. When I got home, all I had to do was cook up the veggies. Easy breezy! And clean up was a cinch too!

A delicious, yet easy summer dinner. Don't discount the crockpot during the summer months. Pull that baby out, put your feet up and start taking it easy!

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I'm linking up with Alissa at 33 Shades of Green. Be sure to check her out. Excellent recipes! Happy Tuesday, everyone!

3 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you are linking up!! I feel like it keeps me cooking at least one good meal a week :) This sounds so delicious! I am definitely going to have to remember it! Thanks for sharing! So glad Monday is over as well, I feel like a tornado strikes every week on Mondays!

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  2. ooh pork loin that is a cute of meat i haven't tried yet! but i think i will have to after reading your post

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  3. I love a great pork loin. YUM

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