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This week we are bringing you some great main dish crock pot recipes from our friends around the internet.  Hot summer weather in the South always makes me bring out the crock pot to keep from using the oven and heating up my house.  I have always loved cooking in the crock pot and I own five of them.  I still have my first crock pot.  Remember those old three quart green ones? (some of the first ones were orange) The first crock pots came out around 1971.  I still have one of each!  The no turning, no stirring, no adjusting heat and being able to go off for the day makes me love this type of slow cooking.  I just put vegetables in two of them, my meat in the five quart one and return home to a meal all ready to put on the table. 

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BBQ BEEF BRISKET from The Country Cook


SLOW COOKER MEATBALL SUBS from Everyday Mom’s Meals

EASY CROCK POT HAM from Recipes that Crock

SLOW COOKER COUNTRY STYLE BBQ RIBS from Real Food Girl: Unmodified

WEEKLY FOOD TIPS FOR CROCK POTS:  Don’t overfill, 3/4 full is best.  Trim fat from meats before cooking to prevent greasy soups and sauces.  Generally, the low setting takes twice as long as the high setting in crockery cooking. Most of the time, stirring is not necessary and removing the lid adds 20 to 30 minutes cooking time. 

WEEKLY QUOTE:  No spectacle on earth is more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves~Thomas Wolfe

WEEKLY FOOD FACT:  Most ears of corn have an even number of rows and most have 16 rows.

The crock pots today offer so many more cooking options than the old ones from years ago.  I probably use my crock pot more than any other appliance in my kitchen other than my mixer. I use it in summer and winter.  So, if you don’t have one or you have one and it is in the back of a closet somewhere, drag it out and cook up some delicious meals this summer. Here is a list of 26 Things You Can Do With A Crock Pot. 

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Crock Pot Pulled Pork Barbecue - TSLC

We love this pulled pork barbecue made in the crock pot.  You can do the same thing with beef roast using this same recipe.  Great as sandwiches or as a main dish anytime.

1 (5 pound) Boston butte pork roast
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/2 cup tomato ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3 or 4 drops tabasco (could use more)
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Place pork roast in crock pot with 1/2 cup water, salt and pepper.  Cook on low for 6 to 7 hours until roast is tender or high for 4 hours.  Remove roast and drain off liquids. (Reserve some of the liquid)   Shred roast with a fork and put back in crock pot. Mix remaining ingredients together in a bowl with a wire whisk along with 1/2 cup of drained pork juices.   Pour over roast and cook for at least 2 more hours in crock pot on low.  Roast should be wet but not soupy.  If it looks too dry add a little more of the juice you drained off.
This can be done with beef roast, too.  Makes 10 to 12 servings and keeps well in the fridge for 4 to 5 days. (I think this gets better each day and love it on a big bun with pickles and Dijon mustard)  Enjoy!
Don’t miss my recipe for Crockpot Pork Steak Stew.
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