Cooking, Family

Salsa Pork and Classic Pork Roast Meal Prep

Whew! After a crazy, fun weekend, yesterday was my day to catch up on all of the cleaning, and meal prep that I didn’t get to do for the weekend! This week, I decided to cook up two small pork roasts. If you can’t tell, I love crock pot cooking, especially when it comes to meal prep and being a mom! Sometimes, Jackson just doesn’t give me the time to cook a big meal. 

This week, I am making Salsa Pork, and a classic Pork Roast. Salsa Pork is a recipe that I think is so yummy. It goes great over rice or quinoa. It also makes super yummy burritos and quesadillas. Classic Pork Roast is just These recipes are easy, because easy is what I do best! 

Salsa Pork

1 Pork Roast  (I generally choose a roast large enough to feed six people, so a medium size roast. In this case, I chose just a small 3 lb roast, since I am making two.)

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup Pace Mild Salsa

1 12 oz can of Coke-a-cola

1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar

Mix coke and brown sugar together, until the sugar has dissolved. Add in the vinegar. Pour over the pork roasts, and add the cup of Salsa. Make sure to coat the pork roasts in the salsa. Let everything cook in the slow cooker on low for about five hours. Pull out the Pork Roast and shred it, put meat back in the mix to cook for one more hour. You will want your meant to be very tender in order to shred it. Serve over rice, quinoa, or on a salad. *note* to add more flavor, allow the pork to marinate in the coke over night, then add brown sugar and vinegar, cook according to above instructions. 

Classic Pork Roast

A classic pork roast is something that is, in my opinion, a great Sunday dinner. Growing up, Every Sunday my mom would always make a big family dinner. One meal my mom would make was a pork roast with home made mashed potatoes and gravy, and it is something I love making for my family! 

1 Pork Roast  (like I mentioned earlier, usually I get a larger one, but in this case I only used a small 3lb roast.)

1 packet of McCormick Pork Gravy

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons dried minced onion

Dash of onion salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 cups water

Combine the above ingredients in a crock pot, make sure that the Pork is well covered, and put some meat tenderizer on it as well. Cook for 4 to 6 hours on low, or until done. Slice amd serve with mashed potatoes. Use the drippings to make gravy and voila! 

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