Sweet and Spicy Blueberry Pork

Boy, am I loving the crock pot lately. School has been busy lately, and I’m trying to clean out the freezer, which means that big hunk ‘o pork shoulder needed to be eaten. Pronto. Since I don’t like to leave the crock pot on during the day when we were gone, I made this up on a Sunday after we got home from church. It cooked away all afternoon until dinnertime, and then we had a delicious, no-work dinner waiting for us at our leisure. I didn’t use to like the crock pot because it felt like cheater cooking, but for some things, like hunks ‘o meat, it’s just way easier than slaving over a hot oven. :)

Pork and rice in a bowl.

This pork literally fell apart on it’s own; it was so tender. The flavors were sweet and a little spicy because of the cumin and the sweet chili sauce, with a hint of blueberry in each bite. A little bit of summer, a little bit of fall. A lot of flavor. And it’s really easy too.

Oh hey… I got a new hair cut, p.s. That’s all.

Sarah!

Cookin' away!

Sweet and Spicy Blueberry Pork

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup blueberries [I used frozen blueberries from the freezer that we picked earlier in the summer.]
  • 1/3 cup sweet chili sauce [I got mine from Trader Joe's and it contains red chili, sugar, water, garlic, and salt if you need ingredients as a reference.]
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2-2 pound pork shoulder roast

Directions:

Place pork shoulder in a crock pot, then add all ingredients.  Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7-8.  Shred pork shoulder with two forks, then serve over brown rice or in a tortilla.

Are you a crock pot fan? Why or why not?

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11 thoughts on “Sweet and Spicy Blueberry Pork

  1. cpeezers

    What an unusual but yummy looking way to cook pork. I want to try that out. I love the crockpot. We just moved, and somehow the crock pot lid didn’t make it. I am going to have to get a new one soon! Your haircut is really cute too!

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  2. Tina

    I adore the crock pot! I love how easy it is and how it always makes meat moist. And gives soups/chilis/etc a chance to really soak up the flavors.

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  3. Jenna

    I agree–I need to start using the crockpot more. I made some Asian ribs in it just the other day and they were fantastic . . . I just don’t think to get out the crockpot on a regular basis.
    Cute, cute haircut by the way!!

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  5. Chelsea

    I love my crock pot! My husband works all day, and I am a full time student and part time worker. I drop my husband off at work in the morning, come back, make dinner, and head to school. When my husband gets home from work, the main course is done. All he has to do is make a side to go with it, and when I get home from school we can eat together. :)

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