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Easy Pulled Pork

So my son goes to Farm School.

He is 3 and will be 4 in July.  Since I am home this year, we have more flexibility when it comes to preschool.  I was so happy to hear about a place  that was a little different.  This place is a working farm.  

It's amazing. 

The kids play and learn outside for 2 and a half hours.

Sun, rain, hurricanes, snow, blizzards, & the wind chills of New England.  

They are outside.

They dress for the weather in lots of layers.  Ok.  Lots and LOTS of layers.  

He has a blast.  

They garden in the spring and summer, harvest in the fall, feed the animals, collect eggs, and learn about predators stealing away all their favorite ducks! 

Welp.  That brings me to the pork.

It's from the farm and D used to feed it.  So. cool.  

It doesn't get more local than that!  

(by the way - those of you who think he will be traumatized - he knows we are eating pig - he knows the different cuts - and he is good with it).

You need your crock pot for this one.  If you've been reading - you know that I HATE the crock pot - but I can't help it if it's so easy.  You do however need a while.  If you're looking for a recipe for dinner tonight - you're too late. Bookmark me and start tomorrow's dinner before you go to bed!


Easy Pulled Pork

4.5 Pounds (again I don't think it matters as long as it fits in the crock pot) of Pork
(the cut we used was Boston Park Butt)
2 Cups of Water
1/4 Cup of Low Sodium Soy Salt
1 tsp of paprika 
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of onion powder

Cook all of this until you can pull the pork apart.  On low, in my crock pot this took about 8 hours.

Drain most of the liquid.  Leave about 1 cup so that it is still moist and watery.  If there is a bone/fat leave it in there - you still have some cooking to do.

Now more ingredients.

3/4 Cup of Organic Honey Based BBQ Sauce - we used: Amazing Dad's BBQ Sauce
3/4 Cup of Regular Organic BBQ Sauce - we used: Wegmans Organic BBQ Sauce
2 Tbs of Organic Stone Ground Mustard
1 Tbs of Molasses 
1/4 Cup of Organic Fair Trade Brown Sugar

Cook longer.  Again the timing will be different depending on your crock pot.  I just heated it through and turned it off until 30 minutes before dinner.  I turned it back on low until everything was hot, and served on organic rolls topped with cheddar cheese and home made horseradish sauce (horseradish, mayo, honey).  YUM!

10 comments:

linda @ Axiom at Home said...

Sounds really great!

Bobbie said...

I love a crock pot recipe!

KT said...

I promise it was!

KT said...

I used to hate the crock pot, but since I had kids... I use it all the time :)

suzyhomemaker said...

OMG, I want to send my daughter to farm school in the future. I didn't even know they exist. Actually I think I want to send me!

I love the crock pot too. I just read your other post about why you hate it. Have you ever just put a whole chicken in with some spices and nothing else? No liguid. It is fantastic and even easier. I swear.

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

I love your blog!!! This is great!! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

KT said...

Yes - I love chicken in the crock pot - that is what is at the end of the other crock pot post! WE LOVE FARM SCHOOL. They are actually popping up all over - but it takes some buy in by the community... not everyone is ok dropping their kiddos off outside for a couple of hours in the freezing cold :) My son loves it though!

KT said...

Thanks :)

Kristy Lynn said...

i made pulled pork once (haha, i just typed pulled "porn". hahaha).... it was phenomenal. you've talked me into making it again, my friend.

also - how lucky is your son??!! everyone should go to such a school. even the grownups. imagine what our food system would look like if people were required to do something like this? if it was thought of as "contributing to the economy" like normal 9-5 jobs are...? we'd see some real change.

thank you for sharing with us at the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up. I hope to see you again this week with more seasonal and real/whole food posts! xo, kristy

KT said...

haha - it was really good I promise! My son LOVES farm school and I love that he is learning all about how food gets to our table! :)

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