This was an easy plan as well for the cooking challenge. I put the rub on three small pork roasts and let them sit over night. Then on cook day I set them out on the counter to warm up more to room temp for the smoker. I got lucky and hubby borrowed a gas smoker so we didn’t have to keep an eye on it as much.
If you don’t have or don’t want to smoke your roasts you could just throw them in a slow cooker or the oven. For this plan just use a little paprika, garlic or garlic powder and since we like a little spice a dash of chili powder. You can cook it on low for 8-10 hours. Hubby smoked them for about 5 hours. We had 5.7 pounds of pork total and created 3 meals from it.
The first meal was eaten that night. After smelling the meat smoking all day we definitely had to have pulled pork sandwiches that night. The spicy rub I used has a ton of flavor so only a little bit of bbq sauce was needed for each sandwich.
We shredded up all the pork and then I packed up 2 tamale pies for the freezer. With the chicken plan and this I had 7 meals created. The bulk of the cooking was done in about an hour. The thing that took the longest was waiting for the meat to cook. The meals were quick to toss together.
Now you have the action plans for 7 meals you can create this weekend. Let the meat cook all day while you are doing other activities. Maybe just relaxing and playing some free online games. I’d love to hear how it turns out and if you blog about it I want to read. Are you in?
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