Hello, hello everyone! How is your week going? Mine has consisted of nursing myself back to health after having two friends visit for a long weekend. Not that I’m sick, just that having visitors for some reason brings the “splurge” out of you. Going out to eat for every meal? Sure! Eggs Benedict and a mimosa flight for breakfast? Why, of course! Fish tacos and 30 oz margaritas for lunch? You betchya! Sushi and a bottle of wine for dinner? Wouldn’t have it any other way. By the end of the week you’re living off of instant noodles and your gut is less than pleased with you.
Maybe some people can go out to eat all of the time, but I am certainly not one of those people. Cue the green smoothies and grilled zucchini bowls. I don’t mind, though. They make me feel a million times better after a few days.
Besides being expensive and having a sour stomach, the only other bad thing about going out to eat so much is it makes you so… incredibly… lazy. After having all of your meals cooked for you, why the heck are you going to want to take the time to cook for yourself?
That brings us to a dump recipe. Just dump all of the ingredients into your multicooker, set it and forget it. One of the best examples of these recipes is pulled pork.
I know I always boast about the ease of some of my recipes, but this one seriously takes the cake…or pork loin. Just put your seasonings over the pork and let the cooker do it’s thing.
2-2.5 lbs boneless pork loin
½ yellow onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons cayenne, or less to your liking
2 tablespoons chili powder, or less to your liking
8 ounces your favorite bottled BBQ sauce, plus more for serving
½ cup water
**this recipe is spicy, so please reduce the cayenne and chili powder if you prefer a more subtle heat
HSN 20-cup Multicooker (item #605912) or other 20-cup Digital Multicooker with Slow Cook; adjust the ingredient amounts for smaller cookers
Prep Time: less than 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6-7 hours
1. Open the lid of the multicooker and place the pork loin into the center inner pot of the cooker.
2. On top of the pork loin, add the sliced yellow onion, minced garlic, black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, chili powder, BBQ sauce, and water.
3. Close the lid. Press the START button to turn on the cooker. Press SLOW COOK twice for Medium slow cooking heat. Then, press the (+) button and set the time for 6 hours. Once set for 6 hours, press START and the cooker will beep and the display will stop flashing to indicate it has set.
4. While cooking, the digital display will count down in 1 minute increments from the set time. Allow to cook until fully done. The nice thing about having a clear-view lid is that you can better judge when your food is finished cooking!
5. When finished, the multicooker will beep and automatically switch to KEEP WARM.
6. Open the lid to check if the pork is done by using two forks and pulling them in opposite directions. If the pork shreds easily and no pink remains, it is finished. If it needs more time, use the SLOW COOK function on medium again for 4 hours and check about every half hour until done.
7. When the pork is completely cooked, shred the meat by pulling forks in opposite directions through the meat while still in the cooker with the lid open.
8. After shredding, stir the meat around in the sauce to coat all of the shredded pieces.
9. Serve from the cooker with tongs and put in slider buns with extra BBQ sauce if desired. You can keep the cooker set to KEEP WARM until finished serving.
10. After serving, press the START button once to turn the cooker off and unplug.