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Cranberry Pulled Pork in Sweet Squash Boats

2 Nov

What’s better than coming home to a meal that has been simmering away all day?  Especially one that took about 3 minutes to throw together in the morning.

…..

Nothing right? 

Right.

When I saw the recipe for Cranberry Pork Roast I knew I had to make it.  I have a thing for pulled pork recipes.  It’s one of my favorite meats to have as left overs too.  Pulled pork is versatile, always delicious and oh so tender when made in a crockpot.

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Cranberry Pulled Pork adapted from PreventionRD

about 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2.5 lb pork loin, fat trimmed off
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp dried mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sucanat
  • 1/4 cup  raisins
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Directions

  1. In a large plastic zipper bag, put dry spices and cornstarch and add meat. Shake to coat. Put contents into your slow cooker.
  2. Mix together cranberries, sucanat, raisins, water and lemon juice.  Pour on top of the pork.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or high for about 4. The longer you cook the meat, the more tender it will be.  Shred the pork with 2 fork in the slow cooker once done.

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Sweet Squash Boats

for 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 delicata squash
  • olive oil spray
  • sea salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice squash length wise and remove all seeds and strings.  Place on a baking sheet, flesh side up.  Coat with olive oil and sprinkle on sea salt and pepper.
  3. Roast for 40-50 minutes, or until flesh is extremely tender.

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Top your sweet squash boat with cranberry pulled pork and a side of delicious sweet and savory Brussels sprouts (recipe coming soon) and you’ve got a filling, comforting fall meal.