It’s the third Tuesday of the month, which means today I’m teaming up with my dear friend Heather for Tasty Tuesday! This month’s theme is crockpot meals! This time of year when the temps are low and it’s too cold to grill, we tend to make a lot of meals in the crockpot/slow cooker! I’m all about easy, yummy comfort food! January is also National Slow Cooker month….yea, apparently that’s a thing….not sure who comes up with these “national” themes, but I’m all for this one!
I’ve mentioned before that my mother-in-law is an exceptional cook and so creative in the kitchen! I often feel the need to apologize to my hubby that he grew up with her cooking and now eats mine! This combination is one of her creations, but my lazy….let’s call it easy….way of making it! It’s Dr. Pepper pulled pork (in the crockpot) over cabbage slaw, on top of a green chili cornbread waffle. This may sound like a strange combo at first, but I assure you it is LOVE at first bite! It has become a staple at our house, and is simple and quick enough to make on a weeknight because the crockpot does most of the work!
In photographing this I had to laugh because I think the meat looks a little like dog food here, but I swear it’s delicious!
Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork
1 pork butt/pork shoulder (3-5 lbs)
2 cans of Coke or Dr. Pepper, no diet though!
12-18 oz. of your favorite BBQ sauce, my hubby loves this one
1 sliced onion (optional)
Line your crockpot….side note…I did not know about liners for years, and I HATED crockpot meals because of the cleanup! Most of you probably already use them, but if not, get you some here or any grocery store! They are usually by the paper goods. Game changer! Put your pork and onions in the slow cooker. Pour soda and bbg sauce on top and cover. Cook 6-8 hours on high in your crockpot/slow cooker. When meat is ready it should fall apart with a fork.
1 bag of shredded cabbage mix
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons of peanut or veggie oil
Salt and pepper to season
Mix vinegar and sugar. Add oil. Add cabbage mix and toss well until all cabbage is lightly covered. Use salt and pepper to season. Put in the fridge for at least 15 minutes before serving.
This could also be a pancake, but my boys love any excuse to use the waffle maker. They think it is magical!
1 box of cornbread mix (I used Jiffy, check box for needed ingredients)
1 can of green chilis
non-stick spray for waffle iron
Make cornbread according to box. Add green chilis. Spray waffle iron with non-stick spray and pour mixture in to make waffles.
When all the components are ready, layer your waffle, slaw and pulled pork with a little extra BBQ sauce on top!
Hope you and your family LOVES this recipe as much as we do! Be sure to head over to Heather’s blog for another tasty crockpot recipe, tons of fun, affordable fashion and real talk! Love that friend of mine!