baci's baking Special Edition :: Crock Pot Cook Off Contest

After making my hubby these delicious Barbecued Pork Sandwiches (pictured above, recipe to follow) in the crock pot this week I was struck with a thought: Why not ask baci's readers to submit their favorite crock pot recipes and make it fun by turning it into a contest. . . Well, I super love this idea because Ilario never really knows exactly when he's getting home on Tuesdays this semester so the crock pot is really the only way to go so neither of us starves or has to eat cold food.

So, here are the rules:

1) Comment on this post (if you're reading via Facebook or an RSS Feed, please comment on the original post here) with your name and the name of your recipe.
2) Then e-mail me {amanda@bacidesigner.com} your full recipe, complete with ingredients and directions. NOTE: If it isn't your own original recipe, please list the source so we can give credit where credit's due.
3) Submit as many recipes as you'd like until midnight on Friday, February 18th.
4) On Monday, February 21st I'll announce my Top Five Crock Pot Cook Off Contest Contenders, complete with full recipes, and the voting for the number one recipe will begin! {Readers will comment on Monday's post with their favorite recipe - details on that to come on the 21st.}
5) Voting will end at midnight on Friday, February 25th and the winner will be announced on Monday, February 28th.

Other General Rules:
- Comments on other sites will not count.
- No anonymous posts allowed.

And now for the goods - the winner of the Crock Pot Cook Off Contest will receive a $25 Gift Card to my very favorite cookware store, Williams-Sonoma!!

After the contest, I'll contact the winner and ask for your mailing address so I can send you the card. I am SO excited about this one, so tell all your friends - the more entries, the more fun this will be :o)

Now, for the tasty BBQ'd Pork Recipe I mentioned earlier - it's originally from The PartyBluPrints Blog, but I already had pork cut up in the freezer from a roast I made the week before so I technically skipped the entire beginning. . . you can do whatever is easiest for you though. I also, as usual, made a few tweaks here and there. Enjoy!!

Barbecued Pork Sandwiches

4-5 pound boneless pork butt (shoulder)
1 14 1/2-oz can beef broth
1/3 cup hot sauce (I love Texas Pete!)
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup mustard (I made 3/4 of the measurement yellow mustard and the other 1/4 spicy brown - yum!)
5 tablespoons hot sauce (Once again, loving the Texas Pete here!)
sandwich buns

1) Place pork butt in bottom of large slow cooker.
2) Combine broth, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce; pour over pork. Cover and cook on high setting for 5 hours (or 8-10 hours on low setting) until pork is very tender.
3) Meanwhile, for sauce, combine all ingredients in large saucepan; set aside.
4) Place pork on cutting board; reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Coarsely chop pork; combine with reserved cooking liquid and sauce in saucepan; heat over medium heat until warm.
5) Spoon pork onto sandwich buns to serve.

** If you already have pork cut and ready to go from a meal you've previously made, pop it directly into the crock pot (I even put mine in frozen) and cover with sauce ingredients, stirring as best as possible (if it doesn't meld right away, don't worry, as it cooks you can stir more thoroughly). Cover and cook, stirring often, for a few hours on high or several on low. Bonus - you only dirty one dish this way!!

Serves 10-12


  1. What a great contest! I'll send you my recipes. Thank you!

  2. I'd love to be in the contest! I already have something in mind!

  3. Would love to enter your contest. I'll be submitting, Sweet N Sour Pork.

  4. What a fun contest! Thanks for hosting.

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