OK, I know I’ve said a lot of meals that I’ve made were easy, but I really think this one takes the cake.
- Toss a pork tenderloin in the crock pot
- Pour a bottle of root beer over it
- Cook for 6-7 hours
- Remove pork, pour in a bottle of BBQ sauce
- Pull pork apart, put back in crock pot and cook for another 20-30 minutes.
Seriously, that is all. All I did this morning before I left was toss meat in the pot and pour root beer over it. And dinner was pretty much ready when I got home! And it tasted soooooooo good. Ross can’t stand root beer, so I thought about lying to him about it, but I was nice and told him. He still loved it. It was the perfect combination of sweet and tangy, and a nice mix between a thin, vinegar sauce and a thick BBQ sauce. I am sure you could use any cut of pork and not just a tenderloin, but they were on sale so that is what I bought. The recipe, shockingly, is from allrecipes.com.
We had this with some cole slaw that I wanted to love but I didn’t. It was a Sandra Lee recipe, a combination of slaw mix, mayo, sour cream, lime juice and hot sauce. It was way too lime-y and didn’t taste really like slaw to me. I think I’ll search for a new recipe for next time. We had some fries and baked beans, too. A great meal all in all!