3 lbs. boneless, pork loin roast
1 can (15oz) of tomato sauce
1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar
½ cup of brown sugar
1 tbsp. black pepper
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
A package of buns (“mommy brain” reminder)
This is probably one of the easiest recipes to make and by using your trusty crock-pot it is almost effortless. First things first, take your roast and place it fat side facing up in the crock-pot. Placing it fat side up allows the flavors to run through the meat while it is cooking and also keeps it extra juicy. Add two cups of water and put the lid on. Turn it on low and let it cook for 8-10 hours.
I prefer to cook the meat overnight after all, 8-10 hours is a long time to wait. So if you choose to take this route just pop the meat in the pot before you head off to bed. I named my meat Fabio, seeing as it is not quite lady like to have a large hunky piece of meat spend the night with out knowing his name. Be forewarned that by morning you may find yourself awakened by the ferocious growl of something unearthly, a hunger yet to be experienced by most.
Good morning mama, how’d you sleep? I bet you were so curious to see what was going on with Fabio that you ran right to the kitchen to check. To get started, take your roast out of the crock-pot and set it upside down on a surface to cool. This piece of meat needs to cool completely before you can begin to man handle it. Once the pork is cool to the touch you can shred it with a fork or begin pulling it apart by hand. It may appear to be a daunting task but you will be pleasantly surprised at just how easy and fast you will have this done. Make sure your kiddo is happy and content because once you start shredding you are going to want to finish the job. This may be a good time to have babysitter Einstein come and pay a visit, truly the most reliable in-home house sitter I know.
Pour the remaining water out of the crock-pot and once all of the meat has been shredded return it to the pot. Mix in the additional ingredients listed above and turn it back on low and let it cook for 2-3 hours. Serve these man-wiches up quick before your husband gnaws his own arm off or he finds out about your little tryst. I bet you will be having this house guest back for an overnight!