Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork & Potato Waffles

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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

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You’ll need:

  • 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

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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

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Pour some oil to coat the bottom of your slow-cooker

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Let’s put that pork in the cooker … this is a lot of raw meat

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Pour the barbecue sauce into a bowl

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The entire bottle in this case is 2 cups

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Add chicken stock

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Add cider vinegar

Now add the sugar, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and thyme

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Mix this all together well

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Set this aside for a moment

Put the chopped onions into the cooker with the pork

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Pour the sauce over the pork

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All in there? Good!

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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)

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It’s been 5-6 hours, the pork has been simmering this whole time and is ready to be  pulled

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I usually just get two forks and pull in opposite directions

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Pork should come apart rather easily.

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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!

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Heat some butter in a hot skillet and add onions

Add the garlic and stir.

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Cook until onions are soft and getting transparent

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Put your mashed potatoes in a mixing bowl

Add flour and eggs

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Empty skillet into the bowl

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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!

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Spoon mixture onto hot iron, allowing about an inch from the edge

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Ready to press!

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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

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Should look pretty much like this

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Okay, let’s get this on a plate!

Lift out and place on a plate

Now, back to that pulled pork!

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Place the pulled pork directly on your potato waffle

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Drizzle on some of that sauce like it’s maple syrup!

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Looking good!

Myself I like to add a swirl of sriracha sauce on top

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Like this!

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Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork & Potato Waffles!

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Bon Apetit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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