Sometimes you just need the right tools to complete a job. This week, we’ll be looking a few recipes that require a unique piece of kitchen equipment.
Today, what I’m going to show you requires a slow-cooker and a waffle iron. It’s spicy, sweet, sour and fun!
Let’s get started looking at the ingredients we’ll need for the pulled pork
- 6-8 lb pork tenderloin or shoulder roast (you can make one smaller, just adjust the recipe accordingly)
- 2 cups bbq sauce
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp prepared mustard
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp dry thyme
Just to make sure we have all our ingredients, let’s look at what we’ll need for the potato waffles
For these you’ll need:
- 2 cups mashed potatoes (good way to use left overs!)
- 2 eggs
- 1 medium onion
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
Okay, so let’s get that pulled pork going. It will need about 6 hours in the slow-cooker so we want to get started early
Pour some oil to coat the bottom of your slow-cooker
Let’s put that pork in the cooker … this is a lot of raw meat
Pour the barbecue sauce into a bowl
The entire bottle in this case is 2 cups
Add chicken stock
Add cider vinegar
Now add the sugar, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and thyme
Mix this all together well
Set this aside for a moment
Put the chopped onions into the cooker with the pork
Pour the sauce over the pork
All in there? Good!
Now, put the lid on and cook on high 5-6 hours … don’t lift the lid to peek! It lets out the steam and heat and that is how the slow cooker does it’s job!
Now, go do your things … play a video game, read a book, get a waffle iron … whatever you want for the next 5-6 hours
(Internet magic here)
It’s been 5-6 hours, the pork has been simmering this whole time and is ready to be pulled
I usually just get two forks and pull in opposite directions
Pork should come apart rather easily.
Keep going until there are no longer any large pieces. Make sure to mix it all well with the sauce and juices
Now, let’s make some waffles!
Heat some butter in a hot skillet and add onions
Add the garlic and stir.
Cook until onions are soft and getting transparent
Put your mashed potatoes in a mixing bowl
Add flour and eggs
Empty skillet into the bowl
Ready to mix!
Mix until well blended and it has the consistency of a thick batter
Now, get that waffle iron heated up. Spray the surfaces to make sure nothing sticks!
Spoon mixture onto hot iron, allowing about an inch from the edge
Ready to press!
Close the iron and let it cook for 3-4 minutes, until the waffle is golden brown and able to be lifted from the iron
Should look pretty much like this
Okay, let’s get this on a plate!
Lift out and place on a plate
Now, back to that pulled pork!
Place the pulled pork directly on your potato waffle
Drizzle on some of that sauce like it’s maple syrup!
Myself I like to add a swirl of sriracha sauce on top
Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork & Potato Waffles!