Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes have just been released in stores and what better time of year than fall to review these down-home, comfort food creations! Any time of year is perfect for crock pot cooking. In the spring and summer, crock pot cooking helps keep your kitchen cool. In the fall and winter, crock pot cooking allows you to create delicious soups, stews and main dishes that are full of that wonderful slow cooked flavor.
I think the Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes are really exciting! They are a big time saver for a busy cook and allow you to create easy and creative main dishes with only a few ingredients. There are currently three mixes that are available:
- BBQ Pulled Pork
- Savory Pot Roast Mix
- Hearty Beef Stew Mix
The BBQ Pulled Pork was first on my list! As many of you know, I have deep Southern roots and BBQ is near and dear to my heart. ( In fact, I was shocked when I moved north and discovered that there is not one BBQ barn, shack, or restaurant within a 60 mile radius of here!)
I made the BBQ Pulled Pork exactly as the directions on the packet suggested. I used a 3 pound Boston Butt roast along with the Crock-Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning Mix, 1/2 cup ketchup, 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, 1/3 cup cider vinegar and 1 cup water. I cannot even begin to describe the wonderful aromas that came drifting out of my kitchen as the pulled pork cooked away in the crock-pot all day!
At the end of the cooking time, I “pulled” the pork……
……and served it up on buns!
I LOVED the flavor of this pulled pork! It reminded me of BBQ I used to eat in the South —-sweet yet spicy. I will definitely make this again ( and again ) when I’m in the BBQ mood.
The Crock-Pot Seasoning Web Site has additional recipes you can make that are creative uses for these mixes. I can’t wait to try their recipe for BBQ Apple Pork Chops! Thick pork chops cook in the slow cooker with onion, apples, apple juice, white vinegar, mustard and of course the Crock-Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning Mix. It looks absolutely wonderful! I’ll be reviewing the other mixes as well, but for now…..I’m thinking about having another Pulled Pork Sandwich!
Note: I received the Crock-Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning Mix to use in the review. No compensation was received. These are my true and honest opinions.