Quick and Easy BBQ Pork-loin in the Crock pot!

So… are you feeling the cooler mornings and lower humidity too???? I LOVE it! My hair doesn’t turn into a ball of frizz 2 seconds after I wake up! Woohoo! 🙂 This is my favorite time of year…. well, I take that back. When it’s cool enough all day to wear a sweatshirt ALL DAY, then it’s my favorite time of year. Where you can comfortably spend the entire day outside, LOVE. My kids play outside before we start school, after, we go to the park… we go on walks… It’s just such a fun time of year. All of the holidays and traditions start!!! AND…. crockpot season starts! Ha! Ok, well, technically you can use the crock pot any time of year, but aren’t you usually more inspired to use it during the cooler months? I am! Warm HOT food ready for you when  you get home? Plus… EASY!

This recipe I just tossed together. It’s SOOO easy. I’m telling you. It will probably take you MAYBE 5 minutes… then turn the crock pot on and leave. (This does NOT include the mashed potatoes).

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INGREDIENTS:

1 pork tenderloin (mine was approx 3 lbs)
2 TB brown sugar
2 TB olive oil
salt and pepper to liking
1 bottle BBQ sauce (use your favorite, I used Sweet Baby Rays Hickory brown sugar)
1 cup chicken broth (or water)

Mashed potatoes… (you can use the steam and mash from the frozen section for a really quick mashed potatoes!!)

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DIRECTIONS:

Set out crock pot and either put in a crock pot liner, or spray with cooking spray. (This helps make clean up way easier!) Take your pork loin (mine was FROZEN! Easy, huh?) and place into the bottom of the crock pot. Drizzle with the olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and then press the brown sugar firmly onto the top of the pork loin. Pour the chicken broth AROUND the sides (so as not to get the brown sugar off the top of the pork loin) and then drizzle the BBQ sauce over the top of the pork loin. Put the lid on, turn the crock pot on LOW for 8-10 hours or HIGH for 4-6 hours. That’s it! Seriously! Serve it with mashed potatoes, or salad, or steamed veggies…etc! OR, just pull it apart and make SANDWICHES! It’s DELICIOUS! Try it, NOW!

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And now, the quote of the day:

Hawaiian BBQ Burritos

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Adapted from this original recipe: http://mixandmatchmama.blogspot.com/2014/05/dinner-tonight-hawaiian-bbq-chicken.html

Ingredients:
5 Frozen Chicken Tenderloins
1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
1/4 cup of salsa (or use 1 seeded jalapeno)
1/2 (4 oz used) can of crushed pineapple
2 green onions (scallions) chopped
3 burrito sized tortillas
Shredded Cheese

(This recipe makes 3-4 burritos, you can add more chicken to make more. I usually cook for 2 people and have 1 person leftovers)

Put 1 TB of olive oil in the bottom of your skillet. Place the chicken tenderloins (still frozen) into your skillet, and top w/half of the BBQ sauce, and place lid. Cook on medium-medium high heat. It will take 15-20 min. to cook through. Then, take 2 forks and shred the meat. Then, add the remaining BBQ sauce, salsa and pineapple. Cover again, and just before serving, top with scallions.

Serve on burrito tortilla w/shredded cheese.