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7.08.2010

Pom Pulled Pork in the Crock Pot

The good folks at Pom Wonderful sent me some yummy Pom juice a few weeks ago, I had fun trying some new ideas. Believe me I had to fend off children left and right to have any left to experiment with, they love this stuff too! Last time they sent me juice I made Pom Jelly and a fantastic Pom Blueberry Glazed Salmon.

I'd been mulling over summery ideas and one thing I thought about quite a bit was that crock pots in the summer don't get the credit they deserve. What else can you throw everything into and leave it alone for 8-10 hours only to come home to a house that smells divine and dinner ready to eat? Nothing! Lets give crock pots a little love and respect here:
  • they cook food for you so you come home to eat
  • they don't heat up your house appreciably in the summer heat
  • they are cheap to run, cooking on the stove or in the oven can cost actual dollars and the same thing in a crock pot costs only pennies
  • the new crock pots are easy to clean, just remove the crock and wash it
  • they just plain smell great simmering away all day
So that's the direction I took, oh and I am so glad I did!

Pom Pulled Pork in the Crock Pot

8 ounces Pom juice
2 TBSP honey
2 TBSP tomato paste
2 garlic cloves minced
2 TBSP soy sauce
1 tsp minced ginger
3-4 lb pork loin
salt and pepper to taste

whisk the first 6 ingredients together right in the crock pot
place the pork loin in and turn to coat
**cook on high 4-6 hours then reduce heat to low and continue cooking for another 2**
remove the lid for the last hour to thicken up the juice
use two forks to shred the pork
serve on buns, bread or tortillas
with whatever toppings suit your family

** your crock pot will be different then mine so use your best judgment in cooking times and temperature for your crock pot**


Thanks Pom Wonderful for sending me some juice to sample, we loved it!

Don't forget I have a wonderful giveaway going this week, 3!! copies of Putting Food By, the very BEST book written for people who want to preserve their harvest. The link above will take you there or you can scroll down and find it there too. Your choice because I'm flexible like that.

Peace and Love-


5 comments :

  1. Laura! You are a mind reader! I was just lamenting over not having a good pulled pork recipe on Tuesday. Will have to make this weekend.

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  2. I absolutely love my crock pot so much that i have three of them. Slow cooked and pulled meat of any kind is an all time favorite around here. but never heard of pom juice. is that short for pomagranite? (sp?)

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  3. Yes Terrisa! It's POM Wonderful pomegranate juice--so good!

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  4. Ooooo that sounds perfect. I love it! We're huge fans of the crockpot here, too, and I'm definitely going to have to make that. Yum!

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  5. I just made pulled pork in a crock pot this Sunday. But I have to disagree with you when you say they're easy to wash. I HATE washing my crock pot because it doesn't have a removable crock. I use the crock bags but they still leak. What a pain.

    Either way the benefits outweigh the cons. And I'll continue to use it.

    Great idea to use POM in this. I have some in the fridge so I'l have to give this a try.

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