A Savory Meal for Busy Nights

Fire up the Crock Pot for some BBQ

~recipe by Tasha Mills

As we have found our way back into the swing of the school year and bustling after school activities, the time I thought I'd gain back from our busy summer is still MIA. Don't get me wrong, I love this time of year. Sitting on the football sidelines, enjoying the cooler weather, and watching the colors of the changing leaves create a craving for warm and slow cooked meals. This month, I'm featuring a creation of my own. This delicious dish is a mixture of a handful of different recipes that I've experimented with over the years. I've finally gotten it down enough to put in my recipe box. I hope you enjoy the bold flavors of soy, sesame, ginger, and BBQ sauce mixed together. Pair this meal with corn on the cob and a fresh green salad and you have the makings of a delicious and easy family favorite. Enjoy this recipe at your next fall potluck, or cook it all day to eat while watching Sunday Night Football.



Pork Tenderloin (1-2 lbs)

1/2 c. reduced sodium soy sauce

3 T. olive oil

2 t. ground ginger

cloves minced garlic


1/2 c. honey

1/4 c. packed brown sugar

1/3 c. sesame seeds

Mix ingredients above and pour over top of meat. Cook in crockpot on low for 6-8 hours, until pork is tender and cooked through. Pour remaining liquid in a bowl and reserve for later. Shred the pork and return to the crockpot. Add 1 bottle (18 oz) of your favorite BBQ sauce and if needed, remaining liquid (1/4 cup at a time) until desired consistency is reached. Cook on low another one to two hours, or until ready to serve. Serve on a bun of choice and enjoy!

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