I really pride myself on simple food that tastes great, but takes little to no effort. As a mother of 3 with very little time of my own, feeding my family healthy has to also fit our lives.
Pork loin is really one of my favorite inexpensive and flavor full meats, and the crock pot is one of my all time favorite inventions. Great food doesn’t have to be complicated or take forever, nor does it need to be fancy. It just needs to be healthy & tasty!
This dish is one of those things that my kids just cannot get enough of, and with three kids who could figuratively “eat a horse” healthy food has to also be economical.
This is a beautiful presentation, great flavor, but doesn’t have to break the bank kind of meal.
First, what you want to do is crack out the crock pot and defrost your pork loin. I started mine at 1:00 because already defrosted it only needs about 4 hours to cook. Now, you could start this frozen in the morning and cook for 8 hours on low, but the chipotle seasoning wouldn’t stick to the pork frozen, so you may miss out on some of the crunchy crusty goodness.
dry off your pork loin with a paper towel and dry rub it with a combination of:
a pinch of sea salt
fresh ground pepper
and chipotle powder
In to your crock pot lay your pork loin out, both halves. To that add:
6 cloves of garlic, whole
1 – 1 1/2 cups of home made bone broth – just enough to cover the bottom of the pot.
(you can substitute chicken, beef or vegetable broth, if you don’t have your own bone broth on hand – but making your own bone broth is easy and we always have some around to cook with and drink)
Set on high for 4 hours, fix it and forget it
When it’s done pour out most of the liquid, leaving just enough so that your pork doesn’t dry out when you shred it and break apart the meat.
To accompany this I cut 4 whole ripe yellow plantains into large chunks and fried them in coconut oil (no other seasoning required), and sliced avocados.
I love easy meals that please people… what are your favorite few ingredient meals that your family will devour?