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  • April 2021
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  • Carolyn C. Spahn

2 Way Pork Roast or Pork Tenderloin

I enjoy making both of these recipes because it is so incredibly easy.  These two recipes are also great for left overs. Especially in the kids school lunches the next day.  Either pork roast or pork tenderloin works the same. The pork roast is a little less expensive.

BBQ Style

1 pork roast or pork tenderloin

sprinkle of garlic salt

1 18oz bottle of  your favorite BBQ sauce. I like KC Masterpiece

4-6 good quality buns


1 package of cole slaw

3 tablespoons thousand island dressing

1 tablespoon Italian dressing

salt and pepper to taste

Spray crock~pot with cooking spray. Place roast or tenderloin in pot. Sprinkle garlic salt on meat. Pour 3/4 of BBQ sauce on top of meat. Rub all over. Set crock~pot on low for 6-7 hours.  If you are home pour remainder of BBQ sauce half way through. If not home, heat remainder of sauce over stove or microwave and pour in crock~pot. Take two forks and shred meat.

Optional: Cole Slaw

Mix cole slaw, dressings, salt and pepper in bowl.

Place meat on bun and I love the cole slaw on my sandwich. My kids and husband like it on the side. Enjoy!

Burrito Style

1 pork roast or pork tenderloin

4 cups water

4 chicken bouillon cubes

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp Italian seasoning

2 cups cooked white rice

4-6 flour tortillas

1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

garnish: guacamole and sour cream

Place meat in crock~pot. Add water, bouillon cubes, garlic and seasoning. Set crock~pot on low for 7 hours. Shred meat. Cook rice according to directions. Place 1 flour tortilla on plate. Add 1/2 cup of cooked rice to tortilla. Add shredded pork with juices from  meat to tortilla. Add 1/4 cup of shredded cheese. Wrap tortilla. Cut in half.  Garnish with your own style of guacamole and sour cream.

thecrockpotdiaries:new recipe for the week

Most of the time I make up my own recipes for the crock~pot. I will take an idea of something I ate, seen on t.v., or something my parents have made and make it into my own. My husband is my best critic. He is always very generous and complimentary of my cooking.  I have to say, I don’t think he has ever given me a bad review.

This is one of his favorites: Sausage Gumbo

1 whole sausage link (like Hillshire Farm Polska Kielbasa) cut 1/2 inch rounds

4 cups chicken broth ( I use chicken bouillon cubes with water. 1 cube to 1 cup of water)

28-oz can crushed tomatoes

1 tsp. Italian seasoning (with rosemary and oregano)

15.5-oz garbanzo beans drained and rinsed

2 cloves garlic, minced

salt and pepper to taste

2 cups cooked white rice

garnish: shredded mozzarella cheese

Combine all ingredients except for rice in crock~pot. Heat on low setting for 6 hours.  Spoon gumbo in separate bowls. Top with 1/2 cup of cooked rice and shredded cheese.


This is the beginning of my journey for recipes in the crock-pot to share with you. My first recipe, ” Colorado Chili” for the winter season. Enjoy!

Colorado Chili

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained

A sprinkle of onion powder

1/2 onion chopped

1/2 tsp cumin

28-oz. can crushed tomatoes

15-oz. black beans, rinsed and drained

15-oz. chili beans

15-0z. can white corn

1.5-oz. package taco seasoning

1-oz. ranch salad dressing mix

Garnish: shredded cheddar cheese and mozzarella, a dab of sour cream, Fritos

Brown meat and sprinkle with onion powder. Drain. Combine and stir all ingredients in the crock-pot except for garnish. Cover and cook for 6 hours on low setting. Spoon into individual bowls and add garnish. Makes 6-8 servings.