Category Archives: Crockpot

Sweet and Spicy Pork

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Ok, I know this isn’t a set it and forget it recipe but it is definitely worth the extra effort. I personally use a dutch oven because I can make the whole dish in one pot but, if you’re not going to be home to check it every so often I don’t recommend it. Can we say house fire?

Ingredients:

large cut of pork (I used a boston butt)

2 tbs grated ginger (or 1 tbs dried)

1 red bell pepper (largely diced)

2 jalapenos (sliced longways, seeds removed)

2 cans diced pineapple (with the juice)

3 cloves garlic (smashed with the back of the knife)

2 scallions (diced for topping)

(1-2 cups vegetable stock  if using a dutch oven)

salt

pepper

coconut oil

How to do it:

season your pork with salt and pepper to your liking. brown your meat in some coconut oil (browning the meat before putting it in the crock pot adds lots of flavor). while your meat is browning grate your ginger, cut up your peppers, and smash your garlic. once your meat is browned on both sides transfer it to the crock  pot with the ginger, peppers, garlic, pineapple juice (just the juice), and stock. set your crock pot and  forget about it (set it on high or low, it doesn’t matter; just know the longer you cook it the more tender it will be). one hour before the pork is finished add the pineapple. once it’s finished remove the pork and  pineapple and set aside in your serving bowl or storage container(after I took the pork out I used a slotted spoon to scoop out the rest of the ingredients). dump the liquid from the crock pot into your favorite pot or deep pan and reduce it until it has the consistency of breakfast syrup. while your sauce is reducing “pull” your pork with two forks and mix well with the other ingredients you scooped out of the crock pot. once your liquid is reduced pour it over your pork. then garnish with the scallions. you can add whatever you like. in addition to the scallions I top mine with some unsweetened shredded coconut and fresh thai basil, but make it how you like it!

Note: if you use a dutch oven bring the liquid to a boil and then turn it down to a very low simmer (tiny bubbles only) and cook until the meat falls apart (3-4 hours)

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Crockpot Beef

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This is the best recipe for a busy week. It really is too easy. All you need to do is heat it up and put some kind of paleo sauce on it, like this one or this one, both are delicious.

Ingredients:

large cut of beef (I used eye of round)

1 yellow onion-quartered

3-4 cloves of garlic-smashed

1 tomato-quartered (seeds and goo removed)

1/4 cup vegetable stock

salt

pepper

coconut oil

How to do it:

season your beef with salt and pepper to your liking. brown the meat on both sides in some coconut oil. transfer the beef to your crock pot along with the onion, garlic, tomato, and stock. set your crock pot on low and walk away.

Note: If you like to plan your meals out for the whole week use the leftover pot stock as your base for this soup, just adjust the beef stock. I’ve done this, its ah-mazing.