After two months my son has decided he likes being a vegetarian but he is not going to be as strict about it he has been. He wants to continue to avoid meat but will eat meat if that is what I serve. I am going to try to cook vegetarian or pescatarian most days but I still have meat in my freezer I want to use.
I believe that his “experiment” has helped all of us in many ways. I have had to dig deep and eat vegetables that I wouldn’t before. Many I actually now like, except the mushrooms.
I get my inspiration for dinners from all kinds of places. Restaurant menus, Pinterest and now a fast food restaurant sign?
We were driving home from dance one night when we saw this being advertised on the sign of a fast food restaurant. Now to me it sounded kind of good. But, Pulled Pork from a fast food restaurant? That part didn’t sound great to me. I decided I needed to make my own so I knew what was in it and how long that pork had been around.
Since this dish has cheese in it I am again going to say again, DO NOT USE shredded cheese from a bag. The cheese is coated with cellulose (Google it) so that the cheese won’t stick together in the packages. The problem with that is that the cheese is not as flavorful. It takes 1 minute to grate your own cheese on a box grater, which is one kitchen gadget everyone should have in their home, and the improved taste in your dishes will easily make you want to never buy it again.
This was a hit! It was fun, flavorful and so easy to make. This would make a great dish while watching football games or to feed a room full of teens. The onions can be served on the side so everyone can choose whether or not to add them to their dish.
This is probably one of the most unhealthy dishes I have served my family in a long time but it was delicious!
I served this with a green side salad to help balance the meal out.
This was an entirely gluten-free meal.
- 1 (32 oz) bag of frozen french fries or 2-3 lbs. of homemade french fries
- 2 lbs. pork loin or steaks
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- 1/3 cup peach preserves
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 onion, diced (if desired)
- extra barbecue sauce for topping
- In a slow cooker place the pork loin or steaks in the bottom of the bowl. Pour the barbecue sauce and peach preserves over the pork stirring to mix. Cook on low 6-8 hours.
- Thirty minutes prior to time you want to serve bake fries according to package directions.
- Remove pork from slow cooker and gently shred it with two forks. Removing any excess fat or bones. Return the pork to the slow cooker and stir with the sauce.
- Once fries are cooked remove pan from oven and sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the fries. Return the pan to the oven for 2-5 minutes until the cheese has melted.
- Remove pan from oven.
- Serve fries with pulled pork over the top and onions if desired.