Healthy food of the week: Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, and Corn on the Cob
Healthy leftover idea: pulled pork burritos
We haven’t used the Crock Pot in a while so here’s a great meal that takes less than 5 minutes to prepare but tastes wonderful given you have 6-8 hours to let the pork roast cook . Interestingly enough, this pulled pork is cooked in root beer and then tossed with BBQ sauce and tastes great. Give it a try and let us know what you think. Plus, leftover pulled pork burritos make a great travel meal when you’re at work or on the go.
– Crock Pot (slow cooker)
– 2 pots
– large mixing bowl
– 5 minutes
Time to cook
– 6-8 hours
– 2-3 pounds boneless pork loin roast
– 1 can of Baked Beans
– 3-4 ears of corn
– 20oz. root beer
– 6 tablespoons of barbecue sauce
– seasoned salt
For pulled pork burritos
– Reduced Fat Tortillas
– Grated Mozzarella Cheese
– 1 white onion
– 1 lemon
– sliced olives
1. If necessary, remove any string/ties/netting if any and rinse the roast under cold water then place in a clean container. Add 1 tablespoon of seasoned salt, spreading it all over the outside, and then use a tenderizer or two forks to repeatedly prick the meat on all sides.
two. Place in a dry clay jar, add 20 oz. of root beer, cover and turn on low. Set the timer for 6-8 hours or if you want to put it on high, just cook for 4-6 hours.
3. When there are about 20 minutes left on the timer, start cooking the beans and corn. Simply open the can of beans and add the contents to the pot over medium/low heat, cover and stir occasionally.
Four. For corn on the cob, bring enough water to a boil to cover the amount of corn you are going to cook. This sample meal used mini corn on the cob. Once the water is boiling, add the corn and boil for 10 minutes.
5. When the pork is done, carefully remove the meat from the slow cooker and place it in a large mixing bowl.
6. Add 1/3 cup of the liquid broth from the crock pot along with 6 tablespoons (more or less to your liking) and mix well with forks.
7. Serve appropriate portions of pork, beans, and corn. Enjoy!
Healthy Leftover Idea: Pulled Pork Burrito
These are great travel meals, especially since they are all rolled up pre-packaged ready to eat. If there’s any leftover pulled pork, get ready for a great-tasting lunch that you can enjoy the next day.
Chop up some cilantro, white onion, open a small can of sliced olives, some grated mozzarella cheese, lemon/lime juice, and your favorite hot sauce. Now it’s just a matter of adding a little of everything to one side of a tortilla, wrapping it up nice and tight, carefully rolling it up in a piece of aluminum foil, and voila!