Freezer cooking is something I do to help me stay on track with my new healthy lifestyle and is a huge time saver. Using a crockpot to initiate the process is even better.
I used a whole pork picnic from Save-a-Lot. I think it cost around $20 and was pretty big. I got 5 one pound meals from it after it cooked. It barely fit into my large Crock Pot Slow Cooker. In hindsight I should have measure the width and depth of my crock pot before I went to the store. I put the crock pot on low and cooked the pork about 10 hours. I didn’t add any liquid to the crock. It made its’ own juices rather quickly. Once done the pork fell right off the born and the skin came right off. I took off some of the juice and poured some over my dog’s food as a treat. He really enjoyed that.
I then turned off the heat and let it come to room temperature. I then portioned off the 1 pound packages I wanted. I labeled and froze the meat. Easy peasy, nice and easy!
Today I felt in the mood for pulled pork so I pulled out my favorite barbecue sauce recipe. Through couponing I can get Kraft barbecue sauce pretty cheap, but I prefer homemade. Well, half homemade since I used ketchup and not tomatoes.
Here is my recipe for the sauce, which was a perfect amount for the 1 pound of meat.