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Crockpot Parmesan Honey Pork Roast Recipe

This pork roast recipe is another easy to assemble and walk away meal.  Just pop the pork in the crockpot and top it with the honey, Parmesan cheese mixture.  When you return hours later, you’ve got a moist pork roast that easily pulls apart.

The honey parmesan mixture gets turned into a thick sauce after the pork is fully cooked.  Just add a bit of cornstarch and water and it becomes almost like a rich barbecue sauce.  It has a great sweet and tangy flavor to it.

This recipe is very unique.  I’ve never tasted anything quite like it and was surprised you could get such a great sauce from grated Parmesan and honey.  And it makes the house smell amazing!  I could even smell it outside with the windows closed!

Crockpot Parmesan Honey Pork Roast Recipe

Parmesan Honey Pork Roast

from Six Sisters’ Stuff

Ingredients:

2-3 lb boneless pork roast
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons dried basil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water

Directions:

1.  Spray the interior of your crockpot with non-stick cooking spray.  Place pork on the bottom.

2.  In a medium bowl; whisk together the cheese, honey, soy sauce, basil, garlic, oil and salt.  Pour over pork.  Cover with lid and cook on low for about 6 hours.

3.  When meat thermometer inserted into pork reads 160°, remove from slow cooker.  Place pork roast onto a serving plate and cover with foil.

4.  Remove the juices from the crockpot and separate the oil out.  Discard the oils but pour the good meat juices into a medium sauce pot.

5.  Mix together the cornstarch and water til smooth.  Gently add that to the meat juices and stir.  Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens to a gravy like consistency.

6.  Slice or pull apart pork roast and drizzle about half of the sauce over top.  Serve the rest of the sauce on the side for those who’d like a bit extra.

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Barbecue Pulled Pork Sliders

September 14, 2011

barbecue pulled pork sliders

Applebees restaurant has little barbecue pork sliders that are super yummy.  So the inspiration for this recipe comes strictly from them.  I’m usually not a pork or red meat eater but there’s just something so delicious about it once it’s slathered in rich homemade barbecue sauce.

I found a different barbecue sauce recipe to test out that’s based on ketchup and brown sugar.  It’s another winner!  It turned out sweet and tangy with just the right amount of zip.  Combined with the sweetness of the King’s Hawaiian honey wheat rolls I used, they were oh so yummy!

I find that using a crock pot to slow cook the pork works best for me.  I used around a 4lb hunk of pork this time but I divided it in half after it was fully cooked.  I’m using the other half of the shredded pork later this week for pork tacos.  That recipe will be coming soon too!

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mexican pulled pork

This pulled pork recipe is very versatile just like my Salsa Chicken is.  These kind of crockpot meals are great for weekends when you have tons of other things to get done and you don’t want to have to be in the kitchen long.

All you have to do is put all the ingredients together and come back in 6 hours.  You still get a great home cooked meal without slaving over the oven all afternoon.

We ate this pulled pork in soft taco shells as the original recipe intended but you could use it many other ways.  It would also make a great topping for a delicious salad!

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bbq pulled porkI’m simply amazed at how good these darn pulled pork sandwiches turned out.  We’ve been buying all of our meat and chicken from Whole Foods lately.  I know it may sound absurd to some people, but I can tell the difference in their meats and poultry.  It’s so much more tender and cooks like a dream.

The pork in these sammies practically melted in our mouths.  It was so delicious!  I know we’ll have these again since they were practically effort free.

BBQ Pulled Pork Sammies

4 – 5lb Pork Shoulder or Pork Butt

1 & 1/2 – 2 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce

Dry Rub Ingredients:

3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Kosher Salt
1 Tbsp Paprika
1 Tbsp Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp Onion Powder
2 Tsp Chili Powder
1 Tsp Cumin

1.  Mix together all of the above dry rub ingredients.  Rub the mixture onto the entire piece of pork.  Cover and refrigerate the meat overnight.

seasoned pulled pork shoulder2.  Early morning: place pork into crockpot, add 1 cup of water.  Cover and cook on low setting for 7 – 10 hours.

3.  Remove pork from the crockpot and let cool until it can be easily handled.  Set aside 1 cup of the juices from the cooked pork, discard the remaining.  Shred cooked pork by hand or with forks, removing and discarding any fatty bits.  Return shredded pork to the crockpot.

shredded pulled pork for sammies

4.  Add 1 & 1/2 to 2 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce to the crockpot.  Add in the 1 cup of reserved juices and stir until mixed thoroughly.

bbq pulled pork sandwich

5.  Serve a heaping pile on soft sandwich buns.  Dig in & enjoy!!

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