Thursday, February 21, 2013

No Longer a Crock Pot Failure

Yesterday I posted this picture on Instagram and Facebook with the caption "I finally have a crock pot recipe that is a winner. Feeling so ahead of the game today. Dinner - check!!"


You may not know this but I am was a crock pot failure. You say how is that possible but I swear it's true. One of my sweet friends is a professional chef and swears to me, on a regular basis, that cooking is just chemistry. Well, that might explain it. Chemistry & I were not friends in college.

This sweet friend took pity on my family and gave me the following Slow Cooker Pork Roast recipe. I am here to attest that this is the simplest recipe and 97% Monica proof.

Why not 100%? Well, the first time I made it I sent her a text asking if I had to defrost the pork or could I just stick it in the crock pot. In case you were wondering, yes it must be defrosted. And then when I made it last night I panicked when I couldn't remember if I was supposed to add salt and pepper. I then decided if it wasn't written I should not do it. Good news, it was the right call.

Now do you understand how I am was a crock pot failure? Moving on...

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

2-3 lb pork butt roast
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup apple juice

1. Massage pork roast with Worcestershire sauce and then pat the light brown sugar all over.
2. Pour apple juice in slow cooker and set pork roast inside and cover. Cook on low for 10 hours.


I love that I can't screw this up.

I love that it took 10 minutes to put into the crock pot before work.

I love that my husband who is not a crock pot fan, thinks this is good.

I love that it is a cheap piece of meat, so my husband tells me.

I love that I have most of the ingredients in my pantry.

I love that it reheats well.

I love that dinner was ready when we all get home.

Hope you love it too :)



Basement Stamper said...

That looks delicious! I use this website a lot and most of the time I succeed. Trying tonight with chicken teriyaki recipe I found on pinterest.

Laura O'Donnell said...

looks great - thanks for the recipe!

libbywilko said...

I think I might have to get one for winter, they seem so convenient.

David Peden said...

I have started cooking ham in the crockpot, with great results. The last one was a butt portion half ham that I cooked on its side in a 6-qt. crockpot for about 90 minutes on high and and 90 minutes on low. I covered the ham with c canned pineapple slices and poured the juice from the can into the crockpot for moisture. That was it. You only need to heat ham up to about 140-145 since it's already fully cooked.

Sandra Baugh said...

Just took our roast out of the crock pot. It smells like heaven in here! Had to snag a taste and was delicious. Not sure what to do with what was left in crock pot. Seems a shame to waste it.