Monday, April 8, 2013

What's for Dinner Tonight? BBQ BAKED POTATOES

I am a homeschooling mom of 4.  I live for EASY meals.  And tonight's dinner is about as easy as it can get.


1 pork butt
1 bottle BBQ sauce (I used Trader Joe's Kansas City BBQ sauce)
olive oil
sea salt

Throw that pork butt in the crock pot and pour that bottle off BBQ sauce over top.  I've found a few different bottled BBQ sauces that we can use, but you can obviously make your own as well.  Here is a great allergy-free BBQ sauce recipe.  I cook mine on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours (today I cooked it on high for about 4 hours).  When it's done, shred it with 2 forks and mix it in with the extra sauce and let it warm until ready to eat.

I bake my potatoes by smothering them in olive oil and sea salt, poking holes in them with a fork, and baking them at 350* for one hour.

What you add to your potato will depend on your own allergies/tastes.  Rapunzel eats hers with just the pork and a little Greek Coconut Plain Yogurt (it's a good sub for sour cream).  The rest of us might put some butter, sour cream, shredded cheese and/or chives on ours.  But they're good with just the meat and potatoes too!


  1. Sorry for this stupid question coming from a vegetarian, but is "pork butt" really a cut of meat? That's so crazy to me. Lol!

  2. Haha Nicole, yes it actually is! It's from the shoulder area of the pig.