Wednesday, August 1

Homemade Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork

I'm currently 35 weeks pregnant and I haven't had many pregnancy cravings so far (other than my new love for black olives on salads, and recently, cereal and milk as a snack!).  I wouldn't say I was "craving" this meal, but I was definitely in the mood for pulled pork BBQ sandwiches.  Even though there are SO many BBQ sauces offered at grocery stores, I couldn't find a good one that didn't include a lot of "junk" like high fructose corn syrup, or one without possible food allergens in it.  I've recently seen a few brands that I might buy in the future, but here's a recipe I found for homemade BBQ sauce.

I adapted it from a recipe for BBQ pulled pork in the April 2012 issue of Parents magazine.  I adapted the recipe a bit, and cooked it in the crockpot instead of the oven.  Here are the BBQ sauce ingredients I used:
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
Mix all of the "sauce" ingredients together:

Roughly chop an onion and add it the bottom of your crockpot:

Add your pork:

Top it with about half of the BBQ sauce mixture:

Once the pork is fully cooked (use a meat thermometer to make sure), just pull it apart with two forks.  Add some more BBQ sauce (that hasn't touched raw meat), and serve!!  I ate mine on a whole wheat roll with a simple salad of greens and Good Seasonings vinaigrette dressing.


Any recommendations for store-bought BBQ sauce brands that only include "whole food" ingredients without the "junk"?


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