Healthy meal 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 that you have 6-8 hours to let the pork roast cook. . Interesting enough, this pulled pork is cooked in root beer and then mixed with BBQ sauce and it tastes gorgeous. 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 of 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
one. If necessary, remove any string/tie/netting if any and rinse the roast under cold water then place in a clean container. Add 1 tablespoon of the seasoned salt by spreading it all over the outside, then use a tenderizer or two forks to repeatedly pierce the meat on all sides.
2. Place in a dry clay pitcher, add 20 oz. of root beer, cover and light on low. Set the timer for 6-8 hours, or if you want to set it high, just cook for 4-6 hours.
3. When there are about 20 minutes left on the timer, start cooking 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 to be cooked. This sample meal used mini ears of corn. Once the water is boiling, add the corn and bring to a 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 make great travel meals, especially since they are all rolled up prepackaged ready to eat. If there are any leftover pulled pork, prepare for a great-tasting lunch that you can enjoy the next day.
Chop some cilantro, white onion, open a small can of sliced olives, some shredded mozzarella cheese, lemon/lime juice, and your favorite hot sauce. Now it’s just a matter of adding a little bit of everything on one side of a tortilla, wrapping it nice and tight, carefully rolling it up in a piece of aluminum foil, and voila!