As per usual, I can't take credit for this one. I got the recipe from Iowa Girl Eats as she tends to be my go-to gal for slow cooker / awesome recipes in general. I'm sure this isn't the first time I've mentioned her blog. And I'm sure she wasn't the first one to invent pork simmering in coke+BBQ sauce. I've definitely seen a few other blogs where this goes down and let me tell you, incredible! The measurements can vary, the recipe post I followed didn't have an exact list. Here's a rough idea of what I used (listed in order of how I added it into the crock-pot):
-2 lbs pork shoulder
-1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ Sauce (we like Stubbs!)
-enough coke to cover the pork
- 1/2 a large onion, chopped
Stubb's knows his BBQ sauce.
You could probably get away with using any type of cola. (Or coke zero, diet coke, you get it.)I served the pork for dinner on fluffy bulkie rolls with a side of beans two ways!
Oh and when's the last time you had baked beans? Or green beans from a can for that matter?
Honestly, IGE's sides looked so good I went all out and mimicked the entire meal.
For lunch the next day I added some pickles to liven up my sandwich. On the side we've got leftover beans, salt & vinegar chips and a Miller High Life. (Hey, it was a weekend lunch!) Tender, sweet, smoky and spicy, the pork definitely benefits from the juicy, salty crunch of a few pickles.
What's your favorite meal to make in a slow cooker? Recipe links appreciated!