Posts Tagged ‘crock pot’

A gal from our football team suggested I try Tri-Tip in a crock pot.  To obtain tenderness and flavor, I assumed major marinading, but was surprised to learn that all you need is your piece of meat, Lawry’s Seasoning Salt and a crock pot.  In recipe terms:


  • (1) 2-4 pound Tri-Tip
  • Lawry’s Seasoning Salt
  • (1) Lawry’s Au Jus packet
  • Your favorite Sandwich Rolls


  • Rub your piece of meat all over with seasoning salt
  • Place in dry crock pot
  • Cook on low, for 8 hours  (magic happens!)

Make the Au Jus according to package directions and enJOY with a simple salad (or check out our Salad Recipes).  My family went crazy over this.  Super simple.  This was thee perfect recipe for being gone all day and coming home to dinner ready!

Let me know what you think…

Bon Apetit!

Carnitas – Day 1

Oh, boy, is your family in for a treat!  This recipe is simple, simple, simple and yet so good!  Get out your crock pot – your new best friend during your favorite busy sport season.   I guarantee your family will LOVE YOU!

{Please note:  my family involves 2 boys, 1 man-child, 1 man, and 1 female who likes to eat a lot of protein – we’re ALL carnivors, so we hope you enJOY all our meaty recipes!}



  • 3-5 lbs pork – shoulder roast (melts in the crock pot and shreds so nicely!) – enough for a 2nd meal, stay tuned!
  • 1 cup whole milk (this is a creamier version; 2% milk is OK too)
  • 1/2 orange – cut in half
  • 1 tsp sea salt (or whatever you have)
  • 2 tsp pepper (personally, I like cracked pepper)
  • 1/2 onion – chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves – chopped/pressed

Place pork in crock pot, fat-side up (so fat juices are pulled down through the meat while cooking,  mmmmmm!).  Add in milk, squeeze juice from the orange over the meat and throw in the rind, salt, pepper, onions and garlic.   Turn your crock pot on low for 6-8 hours.  Come home from practice and your house will smell like you’ve been cooking all day!

Serve with your favorites:

  • Flour/corn tortillas
  • Tomatoes – finely chopped
  • Onions – finely chopped
  • Cilantro – finely chopped
  • Corn – frozen white corn is our favorite; heat up in a hot water in the microwave
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamoli – home made if possible; check out my Guac recipe!

Let me know what you think… and check out “Carnitas, Day 2” – other meal options for the left overs.