Café Rio-Style Pork
(updated from L. Rhoton)
3-4 lbs pork roast
2 ½ cups Dr. Pepper or Coke (NOT DIET!)
1 12 oz bottle taco sauce
1 ¾ cup brown sugar
Juice from 3-4 limes
½ tsp. chipotle chili pepper seasoning
1 Tbsp. cumin
Combine in slow cooker. Cook Low 8-12 hours, or until shreds easily. Shred pork. Divide into family-sized portions and place in freezer bags. Let cool. Remove air from bag, seal, and freeze. When ready to eat, reheat in microwave. Serve on salad, tortillas, or chips.
Saucy Pork Chops
(Fix It and Forget It Cookbook, adapted for freezer by Avalie)
4 pork chops
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. oil
2 cups ketchup
½ cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. hickory flavored liquid smoke
1 cup onions, chopped
Season chops with salt and pepper, and garlic powder. Brown on both sides in oil in skillet. Drain. Combine ketchup, brown sugar, liquid smoke, and onions in freezer bag. Squeeze around to mix sauce. Add browned pork chops. Squeeze air out of bag and seal. Freeze. To cook, let thaw in refrigerator overnight. Pour contents of bag into slow cooker. Cover. Cook on Low 7-9 hours, or High 4-5 hours. Great with rice, fries, or potatoes.
Sweet Pork Roast
1 can Coke
1 tsp. garlic
¾ cup ketchup
½ brown sugar
¼ cup barbeque sauce (we like Bullseye best)
¼ cup Coke
Pour 1 can Coke on 3-6 lb pork roast. Cook on Low 15-24 hours. After roast has cooked, shred with coke still in pan. Drain Coke and fat. Mix rest of ingredients together. Pour over shredded pork. Cook another 1-2 hours. Serve on toasted buns. Or cool and freeze in Ziploc freezer bags in dinner-sized portions. To serve from frozen, simply remove from freezer bag and reheat in microwave.
Kalua Pig (Luau Pork)
(my recipe from living in Hawaii and experimenting with my crock pot)
6-8 lb pork roast (bone in is fine)
1/8 to ½ cup Kosher salt (depending on how salty you like it...start with less and increase...if you are using Sea Salt or Table Salt, use about half).
3 cloves minced garlic (optional)
½ cup liquid smoke
1 cup water
Rub salt over roast. Set roast in slow cooker. Add other ingredients to slow cooker. Cover. Cook on Low 12-24 hours, or until meat shreds easily with fork. Shred meat. Serve over rice. Or cool and freeze in Ziploc freezer bags in dinner-sized portions. To serve from frozen, simply remove from freezer bag and reheat in microwave.