When planning supper for a weeknight, I usually resort to something in the slow cooker. It's so much easier to cook meat that way. I had planned on a pork roast smothered in a homemade apple butter. But what to do with all those leftovers? I mean, I love taking hearty homemade meals to work for lunch, but there would be enough to eat pork roast every day all week... how boring.
I had the thought of making baby food with the leftovers, and tweaked my recipe a bit to accomidate that.
|Shown mixed with Apples & Butternut Squash|
Slow Cooker Pork Roast:
2-3 lb lean pork loin roast
1 cup applesauce
2 cups water - or enough to keep the roast moist while cooking all day
Put roast in bottom of slow cooker. I used my 2qt insert. Dump water in. Spread applesauce on top (I used some homemade apple sauce that had a little bit of cinnamon in it).
Let cook on low all day (6-8 hrs) making sure internal temp reaches at least 170F, and that no pink is left in the middle.
I usually add some random spices, whatever I'm feeling at the time, like onions, garlic, dash of chili powder, maybe some ginger or extra cinnamon. I also will add a cube of chicken bouillon. All these things were intentionally left out so that Baby could eat it. Remember to never add salt to baby food, the chicken bouillon is loaded with salt, and all sorts of things that I don't want going in baby food. At this point, I think it's best for us to leave those extras out, since Baby seems to have a little bit of a sensitive stomach still.
We ate some of the roast for supper (we added some salt on top because it was pretty plain), then the rest got chunked up and put in the blender. Save the juices & water left in the slow cooker to use as the liquid when blending.
It turned out a little bit lumpy, even after a good thorough blending. I think it's just the way the pork meat fibers latch to each other, as the mouth feel of it (yes I taste test!) it very similar to the more smooth chicken puree I've made.
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