Thursday, October 15, 2009

Another Pork Crockpot Recipe

Sorry for the lame title. It is what it is. And it is delish! Are some of y'all still not using your crockpots? Why oh why? I was talking to some gals at JL the other night and they said they were scared to leave it on all day. My best friend, Florida, said the same thing to me. Ladies, that is the point. You dump a bunch of raw food in the pot. Turn it on. And walk your tushy out the door. Like Ron Popeil's "set it and forget it!" My crockpot (that I bought years ago on sale at a big box store- it is not at all fancy) lets me set it for 4 or 6 hours on high or 8 or 10 hours on low. After that time period is up, it automatically goes to warm. You know, to keep your hard work warm. You can cook just about anything in a crockpot. Super ideal if you are a working mom. Dinner is ready when you walk in the door with the kiddos at night!

So that being said, I made another crazy delish and super easy recipe last night.

* pork loin
* 2 large sweet potatoes, chopped in large chunks
* 1 med-large yellow onion, sliced
* 1 teaspoon minced garlic (or 2 fresh cloves minced)
* 1/2 jar of my pineapple jam
* salt and pepper to taste

Half the veggies go in the bottom of the pot. Then the pork. Salt and pepper it up. I try to be generous with seasoning. Add remaining veggies. Add garlic. Add jam. Lid on. Set it for 6 hours on high or 8 on low.

Like all things crockpot, you can put your own twist on this recipe. My grocery store happened to have pork loins BOGO last week so that's what I used. But you could use any inexpensive cut of mean- butt, shoulder, whateversonsale. Don't like sweet potatoes? Why? No, just kidding. use anything you like. Don't have six jars of pineapple jam in your pantry? Use anything. Wine jelly, pepper jelly, apricot preserves, ginger preserves, whateversonsale. It's completely flexible. If I wasn't serving my father tonight, I might have tossed in some red pepper flakes to give it a little zip too.

I served this with sweet peas and mushrooms and a fresh loaf of cranberry hazelnut bread. Mmmmm good!


Sarah said...

Mmm you're making me want to get a crock pot!!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Sarah Ann- you so need one ASAP! Its a must have for sure!

Beth Dunn said...

I've been dreaming of port recently. hmmmm must be the weather! xoxo


Rachel H. said...

I'm not sure I like sweet potatoes, so I'm not sure I want to try this! Maybe it's good...I'll have to think about it! :)

Katiellirb said...

I LOOOOOOOVE my crock pot! I dont know how I lived without it. Im making a similar recipie tonight with sweet potatoes but my meat is beef. Great minds think alike! :)

lmr said...

Looks delicious--I really need to invest in a crockpot!

Anonymous said...

thanks!!! I am always looking for good crock pot recipes! This looks yummy! Hope your having a great day! = )

Diane said...

Have you tried the crock pot apple butter recipe on Darby's "Fly through our Window" blog? SUPER YUMMO!!!! And easy!

Just Add Walter said...

mmm.... I am always looking for great crock pot recipes!!!

just stumbled across your blog today and wanted to say hi!

Anonymous said...

Great recipe! Will be sharing with my mom :)

Anonymous said...

Oh this sounds yummy! I was scared to use my crock pot until I saw Paula Dean make macaroni and cheese in hers. After that I had to try it and I haven't stopped since. It's great to come home after a fifteen hour day and know that dinner's already done.


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