Mmmmm that last post made me so hungry! It looks yummy!
This meal came about because Pork was way on sale, my husband loves pulled pork, and I needed a slow-cooker meal to be bubbling all day while I was out and about. I simply Googled 'best slow cooker pulled pork' and found this recipe at allrecipes.com. I made a couple changes to suit our taste, and when I came home... my house smelled like I had been slaving away all day! What a delicious, scent! That being said... I also got home to realize I didn't have any buns. Thanks to Google once more, I found this quick bun recipe at realmomkitchen.com. I got home at 4:45, and I was able to pull the pork, make the buns, grate some carrots and apples (for the sandwiches), set the table and clean up my mess all by 5:30! I will be making this meal again!
30 Minute Rolls
adapted from realmomkitchen.com
1 cup plus 2 tbsp warm water
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp traditional yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/5 cups white flour
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. In a large bowl, combine water, oil, yeast and sugar. Allow mixture to rest for 15 minutes. (The yeast will bubble a lot!)
3. With a dough hook, mix in salt and eggs* and whole wheat flour until combined. Add white flour 1/2 cup at a time.
4. Shape dough into 12 balls. Place them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and let rest for 10 minutes
5. Bake at 400F for 10 minutes until tops are golden brown.
*If you want to add any seeds (which I definitely will next time!) add at the same time as your salt and eggs.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
adapted from allrecipes.com
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 (2lb) pork roast
1 extra large onion, thinly sliced
1 cup barbeque sauce
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup veggie broth
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp prepared yellow mustard
3-5 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp chili powder
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
1. Pour your extra virgin olive oil into the bottom of you slow cooker. Place the pork roast into the slow cooker.
2. Sprinkle sliced onion on top of roast.
3. Combine remaining ingredients into a bowl and stir well. Pour sauce mixture on top of roast. Cover and cook on High for 5-6 hours, or on low for 7-9 hours.
4. Remove the roast from the slow cooker, and shred the meat using two forks. Return the shredded pork to the slow cooker, and stir the meat into the juices.
I really hope we can arrange something for Saturday! Let me know your plans when you have them!