Whoa. Seriously, what happened to November? This month has flown by, particularly this last week. What with Joel starting to work nights and trying to sleep at home during the day, me getting a cold and just wanting to stare at the tv for hours on end, and Ladybug decided to exercise her vocal cords by running through the house shrieking and squealing, I'm pooped. Throw Thanksgiving on top of that, and I'm exhausted.
Then all the sudden I saw what day it was and realized that not only had the Daring Bakers challenge totally slipped away from me but that I was barely going to make Secret Recipe Club! Bad Blogger, Bad! This month I was assigned to Double Dipped Life, and I had a fun time looking through all the great recipes here. I had originally planned on making these Roasted Peach Vanilla Bean Scones. But since I'm running late I decided to try this Crock Pot Spicy Shredded Pork Loin a try instead.
This is a super simple recipe - only three ingredients and a few hours in the crock pot, and you have the makings for a delicious meal! We used the shredded pork to make tacos, but there are really so many things you could do with it, this meat is so delicious! We used our favorite salsa, which isn't too spicy since we have a little one to feed. It was slightly spicy and slightly sweet, and was awesome in our tacos! I honestly might never use ground beef for tacos ever again! There is a little bit of "activity" for you to do while this cooks, so while this might not be a good meal to cook while you are at work, its perfect for a busy weekend or when you have guests over!
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Crock Pot Spicy Shredded Pork Tenderloin (Double Dipped Life)
2 lb. Pork Loin
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups of your favorite salsa
In the bottom of your crock pot combine the brown sugar and salsa.
Place the pork in the crock pot and spoon some of the sauce over top.
Place the lid on and cook on low for 5 hours, turning the pork over halfway through.
Remove the lid and using two forks, shred the pork and stir it thoroughly in the sauce.
Replace the lid and allow to cook for an additional hour. If it is still really juicy inside you can remove the lid for the last 30 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken slightly.
Check out what some of the other members of the Secret Recipe Club made this month!