Revisiting the very first Crockpot Tuesday recipe I shared on The Coupon “High.” After many more recipes it is still a go-to and one that’s very loved. Although food prices (especially meat) have risen quite drastically over the past 5 years, Pork has remained pretty frugal and can still be picked up on sale for about $1.88 per pount.
So here’s my original Crockpot Tuesday recipe.
I love my crockpot especially on busy days. Tuesday is a very day at my house, and if it weren’t for the crockpot we would either be eating fast food (which is very expensive) or eating at 8:00 (which is my kid’s bedtime.) But with the crockpot I get a healthy meal that cooks while I’m busy or away. Another big plus to the crockpot is that the recipes are usually pretty inexpensive.
I put the frozen porkloin in the crockpot and put 1/4 cup of Taco seasoning and 2/3 cup water on top and turned the crockpot on low. I didn’t touch it again until 5 pm. You could also use a packet of taco mix. I only use these when I can get them for free with coupons. Otherwise I buy the big bottle of Taco Seasoning at Sams for about $4.
When I got home at 6:30, I shredded up 1 Romaine Heart (which I bought at Sam’s for 1/2 the price of the grocery store.) I added half a bag of crushed Doritos, then put the meat in the bowl, and topped with shredded cheese that I got for cheap at Target, and stirred it up. Some of my family added Italian dressing (which I got for 16 cents a bottle.)
- 2 lb Pork Tenderloin
- ¼ cup Taco Seasoning or 1 Packet
- ⅔ cup Water
- 2 Romaine Hearts
- ½ bag Doritos
- Shredded Cheese
- Other Taco Topping of your Choice - I add Italian Salad Dressing
- Place Pork (mine was frozen), Taco Seasoning and Water in crockpot and turn on low.
- Cook for 6 to 7 hours.
- Shred the Pork with forks and let it sit in fluid until ready to serve - at least 30 minutes.
- Mix Shredded Pork with Taco Salad fixings and serve.