Crockpot Pulled Pork

Ingredients
2 tablespoon butter
4 lbs boneless pork
Cajun seasoning
1 large onion, chopped
8 cloves garlic, diced
8 cups water
2 tablespoons liquid smoke flavoring
1 bottle BBQ sauce (I prefer Stubb’s Spicy BBQ Sauce for a kick)
**You’ll need a large crockpot unless you decide to cut the recipe in half.

Directions

1.  Combine chopped onion and garlic with butter in a small skillet on high heat. Once onions are cooked poor contents of the skillet into the Crockpot.

2.  Cut the pork into large chunks. Season each piece generously with the Cajun seasoning. Add to Crockpot.

3.  Add water to the crockpot and stir in liquid smoke flavoring. Cook on high for 6 hours.

5.  Drain the liquid from the crockpot and shred the meat with a fork. Add half the bottle of bbq sauce to give the meat some color. Reduce the heat to low and cover for 30 more minutes.

Serve on a bun with a side of Potato Salad and Coleslaw!

The original recipe before my tweaks can be found here: Southern Pulled Pork

Jaimie’s Crockpot Tacos

Ingredients
3 Chicken Breast
1 package Taco seasoning
1 Jar Pace Hot Salsa
1/2 can Black beans (drained)
1/4 cup fresh Cilantro
1 jar sliced jalapenos (drained)
Water

Directions

1.  Put chicken, taco seasoning, and salsa in the Crockpot. Add water just enough to cover the chicken. Cook on high for 2 1/2 hours.

2. Take out the chicken and shred it with a fork.

3. Return shredded chicken to crock pot and add jalapenos, black beans, and cilantro. Mix and continue cooking for 30 minutes.

4. Enjoy!

Original Recipe credit goes to my BFF Jaimie Ternes 🙂

Ranch Chicken Pasta

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Ingredients
2 Large Frozen Boneless Chicken Breasts
2 cans Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
2 cans Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can of Chicken Broth (I use Swanson)
2 packages Dry Ranch Dressing Mix (Hidden Valley usually has one near the dressing aisle)
8 oz Cream Cheese
Wide Egg Noodles (The sauce will be enough for two bags worth of noodles)

Directions

1.  Spray Crockpot with cooking spray (I use Pam) to prevent the sides from burning.

2.  Pour cans of soup, chicken broth, and 1 package of the dry ranch in your Crockpot. Stir together smoothing out the clumps of soup.

3.  Sprinkle half of the second package of dry ranch on top of the mixture. Add frozen chicken breasts on top of the mixture, then sprinkle remaining dry ranch on top.

4.  Turn Crockpot on low for 8 hours.

5. Remove chicken from Crockpot and set on a plate to shred. The meat should literally fall apart. Once you’ve shredded it add it back to your Crockpot, and add the package of cream cheese (cubed to melt faster).

6.  Keep cooking on Low for 30 more minutes and stir to make sure cream cheese is melted. Then serve over egg noodles! Yum 🙂

The original recipe before my tweaks can be found here: The Crockstar

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