The recipes all seem simple, not a lot of ingredients and all utilize the slow cooker. There is even a recipe for Ball Park Burritos which you make already individually wrapped in aluminum foil, so they are ready to transport to eat at the ball park between games or practices.
I decided to try the Pulled Pork Roast Sandwiches, which Christina so generously agreed for me to share the recipe.
Pulled Pork Roast Sandwiches
Serves 10 Cooking: 6 hours on low
3 lb. boneless pork shoulder roast
1 (18 oz.) bottle original flavored barbecue sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
10 hamburger buns or large sandwich rolls
Place the roast in a 4-quart slow cooker. In a small mixing bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, and vinegar. Pour the sauce over the meat. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Take the roast out of the slow cooker. Use two forks to shred the meat into a serving bowl. Add 1-2 cups of juices from the slow cooker and mix well. Spoon over hamburger buns to serve.
My review: So I totally forgot that 1+6=7 and was trying to start this recipe way too late, so instead I ended up cooking it on high for 3 hours. It was still tender but I think the 6 on low would have been better. I actually also just put the meat on the sandwiches and then spooned the sauce over the meat, but her way would have been easier. Even with all my little blunders we all still really liked it, even all three of my kids! They even ate it all as a burger to, didn't have to have everything separate like they sometimes do. So this recipe is definitely a win and will make it again.
I will definitely be utilizing this cook book a lot. My one complaint, is that while it does tell the cooking time, it doesn't tell the prep-time. Most of the recipes the prep time is so minimal that it does not matter, but I did notice one recipe that you need to cook bacon first, so just make sure you read over the recipe so you know how much prep time is needed.
The Hungry Family Slow Cooker Cookbook is now available in retail stores, including Sam's Club or can be found on-line at the following locations:
Cedar Fort Publishing//Amazon//Deseret Book//
**If you live in Utah, there is going to be book launch party at the Deseret Book in Draper on March 27th from 6-8 PM where you will get a free recipe just for coming in and can enter to win a slow cooker!
Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this cook book to review, all feelings and opinions are my own and truthful.