Weeknight Dinners

Lighter Pulled BBQ Pork

So I’m a sucker for easy, crock-pot, nut-free weeknight meals. And I seem to be stuck in a BBQ pork rut. OK, not stuck. If you know me well, you know that I LOVE a good pork sandwich and so do the kids.

I’ve tried many different recipes and the first was actually quite hilarious, circa 2007 for a girls night at our downtown condo. The pork turned out to be a dried out mess and we ended up ordering pizza after a long day of work. Ten years later, I think I’ve got a better recipe down, and actually less ingredients is better.

This recipe is a lot lighter than my stand by Campbell’s Soup pre-mix packet. It has less calories, salt and sugar. And it is just as easy and flavorful. If you like things more savory than sweet, this recipe is definitely for you!

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The recipe I used is the top one, slightly modified:

  • 4 pound pork shoulder
  • McCormick Season Packet
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 of a lemon juice = about 2 tbsp
  • 2 tbsp white wine, Kim Crawford

For sides, we had baked beans and steamed some broccoli and seasons with Penzeys 4S season salt and butter.

I’ll post the apple pie recipe next….

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Hope you’re having a great week!

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