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Easy Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe

Y’all know I love my crockpot for Fall.  In case you missed it, be sure to check out this recipe for crockpot shrimp n’ grits…  So good!

Slow cookers are such a blessing because you literally just set it and forget it.  You throw your ingredients in, then 8 hours later you have a wonderfully flavorful meal…  Not to mention a home that smells delicious too!

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This recipe made some seriously good pulled pork sandwiches.  If you like your BBQ tangy and sweet, then make this recipe as is.  If you like your BBQ less tangy, more on the sweet side, then leave out the paprika.  Next time, I’ll probably cut the paprika in half, just because we prefer our BBQ more sweet.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 lb. pork loin
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. fresh cracked black pepper
  • 8 oz. BBQ sauce (we love Sweet Baby Ray’s)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can of Coca-Cola (I use mini size Cokes)

Instructions:

Add pork loin to crockpot.  In separate bowl, combine seasonings, BBQ sauce, water and Coca-Cola.  Mix all ingredients well then pour on top of pork loin.  Cook on low for 8-10 hours.  Pork loin should be falling apart and easy to shred using only a fork.

Head’s up: I cooked my pulled pork in the crockpot on high for one hour, then low for approx. 6 hours.


I serve my BBQ shredded pork with a slice of pepper jack cheese on a sweet Hawaiian bun or potato bread bun.  Trust me, this combination is delicious!  Pulled pork sandwiches are perfect for Football season, it’s packed full or flavor and hearty.  This recipe makes enough pork for at least 10 sandwiches.

Leave a comment below and let me know if you’d like to see me share more crockpot recipes for Fall.  I’m thinking about sharing crockpot recipes weekly this season as I continue to try new and old recipes myself.

 

This recipe made some seriously good pulled pork sandwiches. If you like your BBQ tangy and sweet, then make this recipe as is. If you like your BBQ less tangy, more on the sweet side, then leave out the paprika. Next time, I’ll probably cut the paprika in half, just because we prefer our BBQ more sweet.
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Crockpot Shrimp & Grits Recipe (Easy!)

I love my crockpot every day of the year…  But there’s just something about Fall and Winter that makes slow cooker meals even better.  I think it’s because most of the recipes I make in my crockpot are hearty and we crave hearty meals on cooler days.

Matt and I lived in New Orleans for six months in 2013 and during that time I fell in love with cajun food.  I’ve always loved Southern cooking because that what I grew up on, but cajun food wasn’t something I was really ever introduced to.  I grew up visiting my great Uncle Don in the New Orleans area, but I don’t specifically remember being introduced to cajun meals.

During our time in Nola, I quickly decided shrimp and grits were one of my favorite meals.  When done right, the dish is packed with flavor and leaves you only wanting more.  I never even attempted to make this dish at home, I was so intimidated by how flavorful my experiences have been with it.  My second trimester craving has been shrimp, so I decided to take a stab at making my own shrimp and grits and man they turned out amazing!

Crockpot Shrimp & Grits Recipe Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Before you comment about how pregnant women shouldn’t eat (cooked) shellfish, it’s simply not true.  My doctor approved my consumption of fully cooked shrimp and they’re packing some iodine which is great for baby’s development. 🙂

I originally followed this recipe I found on Pinterest.  I knew that mine would need a few extra ingredients and a little heat, so I adapted it to the below recipe.  This was so easy to make and the flavor was incredible!  Matt said multiple times how delicious it was and it had even more flavor when we warmed up the leftovers the next day.  I suggest serving this with some fresh cornbread.

Just a head’s up, this makes a lot of food.  You could easily feed 6-8 people with this recipe.

What You’ll Need:

  • 6 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 1/2 Cups Quick Cooking Grits
  • 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (optional; to taste)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan
  • 1 lb. Shrimp (I used frozen)
  • 1 lb. Andouille Sausage
  • 1 Bell Pepper; chopped
  • ½ cup Half and Half
  • ½ cup Milk

Instructions:

  1. Add melted butter to crockpot set to low heat. Combine broth, grits, seasonings, cheddar, parmesan and cream cheeses, sausage and bell pepper.
  2. Cook on low in slow cooker for 3 hours.  Stir and scrape sides approx. halfway through cook time to prevent grits from scorching.
  3. After 3 hours, add in shrimp, ½ cup half and half and ½ cup of milk.
  4. Cook for an additional hour on low. Again, stir halfway through to prevent scorching.
  5. Garnish with parsley, additional shredded cheese and/or parmesan cheese.

Leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite Fall crockpot meal is.  Be sure to follow me on Pinterest for more inspiration- I’m pinning there daily!

PS- In case you were wondering, this is the model of Crockpot I use most often.  I have three different slow cookers, but this one is my favorite.  Also, this is my Instant Pot, which I talk about often on Insta-Stories.  It has a slow cooker function, but I haven’t tried it yet.  We love using our Instant Pot too, so check them out if you don’t already have one.

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This was so easy to make and the flavor was incredible! Matt said multiple times how delicious it was and it had even more flavor when we warmed up the leftovers the next day. I suggest serving this with some fresh cornbread. Just a head’s up, this makes a lot of food. You could easily feed 6-8 people with this recipe.
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Fresh New Life Goals for Spring

At this point, I’m as tired of apologizing for my absence from Hello Gorgeous as you probably are of hearing my “sorry’s”.  After a very transitional past two months (actually, more like past year) we are finally back home in LA and in our new home.  Here’s where the plot thickens…  We’re in a basically empty new home.  Someone had the bright idea of starting from scratch with the furniture since it was a new space.  Hint: it wasn’t Matt.

Anyways, I’ve been knee deep in wood, linen and rug samples, and quite honestly, I’m enjoying every second of it.  We’ve been in design mode since we arrived back home.  It’s really perfect timing when you think about it.  Personally, I associate Spring with fresh starts, new goals and clean slates.  Yes, that’s what New Years is all about, I know, but I never seem to really get motivated to start things up until the temperatures start to warm up.

I wanted to do a check in with my Gorgeous Girls about fresh, new goals for 2017.  Many of you set goals on January 1st, but many of your goals have changed in the past few months.  This is a great time to reassess what you realistically want to achieve over the course of this year.

Fresh New Goals for Spring Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Fresh New Goals for Spring Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Fresh New Goals for Spring Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Fresh New Goals for Spring Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Fresh New Goals for Spring Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

What are my goals for 2017?  I’m so glad you asked!  I want to focus on our home.  I want to create a space that is warm, inviting and cozy.  With all of the traveling we do, I want our home to be our haven.  When we return to our house, I want to walk in the door, take a look around and uncontrollably sigh out of relief to be there.

I also want to make my health a priority.  I have barely exercised at all of the past year.  Honestly, it’s embarrassing.  Heart disease runs rampant in my family, so I can’t afford to not take care of myself.  I’ve been running with Matt the past couple of weeks and started doing yoga at home.  My goal isn’t to lose weight, but to be healthy and toned.

I try to make healthy choices about my diet pretty consistently (of course I like to splurge as well) but I want to buckle down even more this year.  I plan on including more fruits and veggies in our menu.  I share a lot of my recipes on Snapchat and Insta-Stories.  I recently posted a Healthy Breakfast Ideas YouTube video, so check that out if you missed it.  Let me know if you’d like to see a blog post or video about what I eat in a day or what’s in my fridge, as well as more recipes.

I plan to be more consistent with scheduling time for my daily devotions as well.  I have to remind myself that my body is my temple.  God gave me only one body and put me in charge of caring for it.

Let me know in the comments section what your goals are for the rest of 2017.  I’m considering sharing some of my home design process on my blog with y’all, so let me know if you’d like to see some of my design inspiration.

Photos by Kara Coleen.

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Top: Sold Out; similar ruffle top here, here, here and here  //  White Jeans: Hudson

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