My family eats dinner around 5:30pm. If I make dinner any later, everyone is starving, complaining and snacking. This means I have to do a lot of prep work, have a meal plan and grocery shop on the weekends. There are lots of things I do to make weeknight dinners easier and of course I freeze meals, whenever possible. One thing that has consistently helped me over the years – using my slow cooker but now, thanks to Black + Decker, I have a 6.5 quart multicooker. Yes, a multi-cooker. I can use it to roast meat (like a turkey for Thanksgiving), make homemade pulled pork in my slow cooker (recipe and details below) and even sauté vegetables. One appliance that has three functions!
Tonight for dinner, we had slow cooker, root beer (Faygo because it’s made in Michigan) and BBQ pulled pork, cooked in my new Black + Decker multicooker and oh, my…it was soooo good. I’m not exaggerating, it was amazing. I cooked a 3.5 pound pork roast on low from 7am to 4pm and then kept it warm from 4-5pm. The pork was so easy to shred with a fork and super moist. After I shredded the pork and separated all the fatty pieces, I cooked the pork using the sauté feature, adding more root beer, salt, pepper and BBQ sauce. The sauté’ pan was such an awesome feature.
Check the video out here with all the juicy details and see the sauté feature in action:
If you have a cook in the family, this multicooker would be a great gift this holiday season or heck, just buy it for yourself and make cooking dinner easier – you deserve it. And if you buy this, try my root beer and BBQ slow cooking pulled pork recipe.
Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork
- 3 ½ pound pork roast
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 jar of your favorite BBQ sauce or make your own
- ½ cup of onions diced (optional)
- Put the pork roast in the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper, adding diced onion if you choose. Add half a bottle of your favorite root beer and half a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours.
- Shred the pork and separate the fatty pieces.
- Add the shredded pork back into the multicooker and sauté the meat, adding the remainder of the BBQ sauce and root beer. Add salt and pepper to taste or onion powder.
- Serve the pulled pork on a pretzel bun with Colby jack cheese.
To make your life easy, freeze the leftover pulled pork or eat it the next night for dinner. That’s what I love about this slow cooker feature; I can set it on low, go to work and come home to dinner. I can’t wait to try other recipes, like making prime rib for Christmas dinner using the roasting feature.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I am compensated for my time. All opinions are my own.