Week 2 Grocery Challenge Review + Creamy Crock-Pot Pork Recipe

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The Meal Plan:

Saturday and Sunday: Out of town – Sunday it will probably be a “free night” dinner and I just may eat a grilled cheese sandwich with sprouted wheat and seed bread.
Monday: Vegetable Curry
Tuesday: Spinach and pepper stuffed chicken breasts with asparagus and dessert
Wednesday: Mom request: Creamy pork chops over rice + green beans  (slow-cooker)
Thursday: Beef Verde Chili and side salad
Friday: Steaks with potatoes and asparagus

What we actually ate:
Saturday through Tuesday went as planned, as did tonight’s dinner.
Wednesday: Beef tacos with lettuce, spinach, avocado, sour cream and cheese (I was really craving these and they were so satisfying to eat!)
Thursday: Creamy crock-pot pork (recipe at the bottom) with spinach salad

What I have left:

  • A can of cream of mushroom soup (a cheat for most of us, probably)
  • Green sauce
  • green chiles

Creamy Crock-Pot Pork Recipe

(it’s not pretty, but it still tastes good!)

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs pork chops, pork loin, or pork shoulder
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic, diced

Directions:

  • Sprinkle pork with pepper and sear in hot pan with olive oil or animal fat
  • Mix soup, milk, garlic, and some more pepper in slow cooker
  • Place pork in slow cooker, making sure to coat with sauce mix
  • Cook on low for 5+ hours (our pork was really thick sirloin chops, and they shredded beautifully after cooking all day)
  • Serve on rice, with a spinach salad, or as a sandwich filling

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Pulled Pork Recipe

I think I may have had pulled pork twice in my life, but I have really been craving it! I finally bought a pork butt at the store with the plan to make it in the slow-cooker. It ended up being super easy (definitely hit the spot with a toasted buttered roll) and I will definitely cook it again.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Yummy pork goodness

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 pound pork butt
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup ketchup or tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce

Directions:

  • Mix in the slow-cooker, all the wet ingredients except the BBQ sauce
  • In a small bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients, enough to rub over all of the pork
  • After rubbing down the pork, place it in the crock-pot on low for 5-8 hours, turning over once, half-way through
  • After it has cooked, drain the liquid out and place the pork back in the slow-cooker (still on low)
  • With two forks, shred the pork then add a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • Stir thoroughly and serve on toasted buns, make lettuce wraps, tacos, nachos, or eat it by itself or as a salad topper

This was great the next day too. We have already eaten 5 sandwiches from the batch and we still have plenty left!