Slow Cooker Love

My family uses the slow cooker a lot, and I don’t see that changing in the near (or distant) future. Muscle man and I have very untraditional work schedules, and the slow cooker helps us prepare healthy, affordable meals for our family. Although with 3 boys I can see the need for a bigger slow cooker down the road. I am a big fan of one pot meals and I wanted to share a super easy, delicious and healthy slow cooker recipe that we really enjoy.

Pork Loin and Kale

1 pork tenderloin (sized for your family or SC)
Big bag of chopped kale
1/2 stick Butter
2 tbsp bacon fat
1 tbsp Salt
1 tbsp pepper
2 cups Chicken stock ( preferably homemade, but the canned stuff works as well)
Water, enough to cover the kale

Add butter, bacon fat, chicken stock and kale to your SC. Add enough water to almost cover the kale, it doesn’t have to be covered all the way. Next, place your pork loin on top and season with salt and pepper. Cook on low for 8 hours. Serve with hot sauce, hot pepper vinegar, or chipotle mustard. Enjoy.

Side note, don’t fear the bacon fat and butter. Did you know that in almost every culture in the world (including the southern US) cooked greens with a natural fat source can be found as part of their traditional diet. Just a little food for thought.

Crunchy mom out!

Do you rely on the slow cooker or other appliance to get supper on the table for your family?


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