Posted by: Hil | September 18, 2008

Crockpot Pulled Pork and Collard Greens

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Today was the first crockpot dish of the season for me, and it was delicious.  Today I made a sort of pulled pork dish.  Of course real pulled pork is smoked and smothered in barbecue sauce (which I hate), but the idea is similar.  This morning I placed some whole pork chops in the crockpot with chopped carrot, celery and onion and covered them with a jar of tomato sauce and a splash of broth.  When I got home, the food was piping hot and ready.  I broke up the pork (now incredibly tender) with a wooden spoon and served the flavorful, saucy mixture over a bed of steamed collard greens.

I love crockpots.  On nights when you know you won’t have the energy to cook anything, it’s really nice to come home to a house that smells like delicious food.  All you need is meat or beans, some kind of thick liquid for sauce, and some chopped root vegetables and at the end of the day you have a wonderful dish to serve over rice, pasta or vegetables.  And since the cooking process is so long and moist, you can use very cheap, tough, lean cuts of meat and still end up with a wonderfully tender final product.  Comfort food at its finest.

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Responses

  1. I too love crockpot dishes!! And collard greens 🙂

  2. I am excited to see some of your crockpot creations. i have one and want to love it but I just don’t use it very often.

  3. I was just thinking of using the crockpot for some pork 😉 Gotta give collard greens a try!

  4. i love this idea…especially because I am a)on a budget and b) always short on time!! Even some beans in the mix would provide more cheap nutrition!! thanks for this dish! it sounds delicious!!


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