Slow Cooker Pork Picnic with Cauliflower and Carrots (Serves 7-8)
If you want to improve your self-confidence as a cook and impress your friends and family, start preparing meals with a slow cooker. It is ridiculously easy to make really tasty food. I like cauliflower and carrots with a pork picnic roast and bet you would too. Here’s the recipe:
Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Cook time: 9 hours
4.42 pound pork picnic
2-3 sweet yellow onions
1 head of cauliflower
2 pounds of baby cut carrots
Red chili powder
Directions: Peel onions and chop into bite-sized pieces. Lay in slow cooker. Prepare a spice rub with the cumin, coriander, red chili powder, garlic powder, and salt. Season roast generously on all sides and lay on top of the onions. Cut cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. Arrange cauliflower and carrots around the pork. Dust vegetables with salt and garlic powder. Pour in water as required to come near submerging the pork. Place cover on slow cooker. Set temperature to slow cook (200 degrees on my unit) and time to 9 hours. That’s it! The house smells great after a few hours and continues to smell great until after you pack the leftovers away in the refrigerator.
Notes: The last Boston Butt I cooked had more fat than this pork picnic roast and consequently may have tasted a little better. However, the pork picnic is good and yields a lot of good meat for days of leftovers.
My slow cooker is a Cuisinart Multi Cooker that I picked up at Williams-Sonoma because my local store had one in stock and I wanted to start cooking right away. Amazon was selling the Cuisinart, but has apparently stopped. The Breville Stainless-Steel 7-Quart Slow Cooker with EasySear Insert on display in my Store is similar. Check it out by clicking on the Store link in the upper right hand corner of this site. The Cuisinart has a see-through top and the Breville has a stainless steel top. I like being able to see inside without opening the lid, but the Breville sells for $75 less than the Cuisinart.
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