I received a Crock-Pot slow cooker and Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes for review, as well as the opportunity to host this giveaway. No other compensation was received, and opinions are my own.
I have lamented on several occasions about the fact that I am “not very skilled in the kitchen.” This has been the nicest way to put it, probably only to spare my own feelings a bit; but while I can accomplish very basic meal-making, like spaghetti, it’s pretty safe to say that I just can’t cook. I have zero skills. I try, but my fiance quickly got used to doing most of the meal preparation in our house. It’s just easier that way. When I do get the hankering to make a meal all by myself, I break out the slow cooker. For someone who can’t cook, a slow cooker can make you feel like a culinary genius; and if you do have mad skills in the kitchen, please let me come over for dinner because I can’t even imagine the kind of magic you could cook up in a slow cooker.
Crock-Pot is a brand that we are all familiar with; they are the original slow cooker after all, and they have found a way to make slow cooking even simpler with their brand new Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes. Available in three flavors–Savory Pot Roast, Hearty Beef Stew, and BBQ Pulled Pork, all you have to do is add meat, vegetables (if you are making the pot roast or beef stew), or a few simple ingredients (if you’re making the BBQ pulled pork), set your slow cooker for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low, and you have got yourself one satisfying dinner.
I had the opportunity to try out the new Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes, and Crock-Pot also sent me a brand new slow cooker that completely outshines my old one. It’s a 6-quart slow cooker that is beautiful and has a timer, which my old one did not have. No more watching the clock for the time I have to turn the slow cooker off because this slow cooker automatically switches the appliance to the keep warm setting when the time is up. So awesome!
Using my new Crock-Pot slow cooker and Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes, I made BBQ pulled pork for dinner last night and it was a huge hit!
Crock-Pot Seasonings BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe
- Pork shoulder, picnic, or Boston Butt, trimmed well (I used a pork shoulder)
- Crock-Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning Mix
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1/3 cup cider vinegar
- 1 cup water
- Place pork into slow cooker
- Mix Crock-Pot Seasoning Mix and all other ingredients and pour over pork
- Set slow cooker to 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low
That’s it! That is all I had to do in order to make quite a large batch of delicious BBQ pulled pork that, I kid you not, I could not stop eating.
I also found a slow cooker S’mores Cake recipe on Crockin’ Girls that I attempted to make in my other slow cooker. Key word: attempted, because it turned out pretty terribly. The middle caved in, it wouldn’t cook all the way through regardless of if I had the top of the slow cooker on or off, and it was a big, gloopy, chocolatey mess. What a bummer!
Crock-Pot Crockin’ in the USA Recipe Contest
Crock-Pot currently has an awesome slow cooker recipe contest going on. From now until November 25th, you can submit your favorite slow cooker recipe into the Crockin’ in the USA Recipe Contest that is always a big hit whenever you make it. The grand prize winner will receive a year’s supply of free groceries (awarded as $8,000), a year’s supply of Crock Pot Seasoning Mixes, and will be featured in product branding efforts. Pretty exciting, right?
To enter, all you have to do is like Crock-Pot on Facebook and click on the Recipe Contest tab. You will be directed to a page to fill out your recipe information and upload a picture of your dish. That’s all there is to it!
Crock-Pot Mini Recipe Contest
While the Crockin’ in the USA contest is sure to get anyone excited about getting creative with slow cooking, Crock-Pot has also given us the opportunity to have a recipe contest among our readers. Have a favorite slow cooker recipe? We want to hear about it!
One lucky Woman Tribune reader will win a 6-quart Smart Crock-Pot and a three-month supply of Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes (four of each flavor.) This giveaway will end November 25th (the same day as the Crockin’ in the USA Recipe Contest.) To enter use the Rafflecopter form below.