I know it’s March, but it feels like July.
Thinking of July reminds me of lazy Summer days and that I kind of hate the heat.
Which reminds me I don’t like to cook in my kitchen when it’s hot out.
Which reminds me I like cookouts and barbecues.
Which reminds me of pulled pork and coleslaw.
Enter…the crockpot. I kill a whole bunch of birds with this stone! No heating up the kitchen. I can relax in my air conditioned house and have a bunch of people over with very little effort. How can you beat it?
This is one of my favorite recipes. I found it on one of my favorite cooking sites Tasty Kitchen from The Ordinary Housewife. The only change I made to her recipe was that I used dried onions instead of onion powder because it’s all I had. Her recipe is perfect just the way it is. The pork has an incredibly flavorful and this coleslaw is by far my favorite. It is sweet and tangy and blends perfectly with the pork sauce.
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon chopped dried onion (or onion powder)
3 lb pork sirloin roast, cut into 3
Mix together all ingredients except pork roast in crockpot. Add pork and turn pieces to coat with sauce. Cover, and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Once done, shred pork and stir to completely incorporate in sauce.
1 bag of coleslaw mix
1/2 cup of mayo (I use light)
3 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon dried chopped onion (or onion powder)
Mix all the ingredients together and refrigerate until the pork is done.
Pile the pork and coleslaw on your favorite sandwich roll, grab an ice cold beer and enjoy!