Pulled Pork over Mexican Sweet Potato Rice-Paleo/Whole30

 

Last week I showed you How To Make Sweet Potato Rice. So it stands to reason that this week I would show you just one of many things you can do with it. So many ideas are popping into my head, but I am starting with this one: Pulled Pork over Mexican Sweet Potato Rice- Paleo/Whole30!
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Oh Goodness Gracious…

My love of Mexican food knows no bounds, so my first thought after coming up with sweet potato rice was “how am I going to Mexican this baby up?!” I’ll tell you how, onions, bell peppers, jalapeño chilis, and tender pulled pork that’s how!

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Instant Pot or Crock Pot, It’s All More Than Good…

You can make this pulled pork in the Instant Pot or Crock Pot. It will be tender and juicy and perfect for topping this spicy sweet potato rice. Of course, I added some greens: chopped romaine and avocado and then garnished with some pickled cabbage. But pico de gallo is a great choice too!

Paleo and Whole 30!

I know many of you watch your grain intake. After reading Grain Brain I certainly do! This is a great way to get those complex carbs without the grains. And of course it has protein and healthy fats.

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The Recipe: Pulled Pork over Mexican Sweet Potato Rice- Paleo/Whole30

Tips and what you need: learn to make sweet potato rice here. You will need an Instant Pot or Crock Pot. If you need a tutorial on working with hot pepper click here.

5 from 13 votes
Pulled Pork over Mexican Sweet Potato Rice- Paleo/Whole30
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

A delicious grain free, dairy free way to enjoy Mexican food! You can make this meal in the Instant Pot or Crock Pot, cooking time will vary.

Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy dinner recipe, Instant Pot, slow cooker recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
Pulled Pork:
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 large yellow onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 ~ 4 pound pork shoulder also known as pork butt, bone in or out
  • 1 cup chicken or beef broth 
Mexican Sweet Potato Rice:
  • Olive oil butter or ghee
  • 6 cups 'Riced' Sweet Potatoes see link in blog post above for instructions
  • 1 small red onion peeled and diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper diced
  • 1   jalapeño pepper minced (use as little or as much as you want (I use 2 teaspoons)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Toppings:
  • 4 cups chopped romaine
  • 2 avocados peeled and sliced
  • Pico de gallo, purple cabbage...whatever floats your boat
Instructions
The Pork:
  1. Combine all spices and mix well.
  2. Place onions and broth in crock pot or instant pot.
  3. Rub pork on all sides with spices.
  4. Add pork to crock pot or instant pot.
  5. For Crock Pot: Set crock pot on low for 10 hours or high for 6 hours. I prefer low for 10, it turns out a bit more tender. When done, remove meat from pot and set on cutting board, discard all but 1/2 cup liquid and onions. Use two forks to shred, discarding fat along the way. Add pork back to crock pot with remaining liquid and onions
  6. If needed, season with more of any of the spices you rubbed on the pork and mix, but remember, the sweet potato rice is somewhat spicy:)
  7. If you want those browned crispy edges, sear in a hot pan for a few minutes!
  8. For Instant Pot: Close lid and make sure release valve is sealed.
  9. Press 'meat' option and set to 60 minutes. When meat is done, carefully release valve with oven mitt or spoon to release pressure.
  10. Remove meat from pot and set on cutting board, discard all but 1/2 cup liquid and onions. Use two forks to shred pork, discarding fat along the way. Add back to Instant Pot
  11. If needed season with more of any of the spices you rubbed on the pork, but remember, the sweet potato rice is somewhat spicy:)
  12. If you want those browned crispy edges, sear in the Instant Pot using the saute feature for a few minutes!
The Sweet Potato Rice:
  1. Prep all ingredients. If you need to see how to work with a hot pepper see link in blog post above.
  2. Place large pan on high heat for two minutes, When pan is very hot add olive oil, butter or ghee
  3. Add onions and bell pepper to pan and cook for 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally (lower heat to medium if necessary
  4. Add sweet potato rice and jalapeño. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 6-7 more minutes
  5. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste
  6. Plate 'rice', top with lettuce and avocado, then pork. Add pico de gallo or purple cabbage. Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Shallots and Baby Carrots

I love a good grass fed chuck roast cooked in a slow cooker with carrots, shallots and Herbs de Provence. This has become a Sunday favorite because I can prep the meal in the morning, come home from church, take a Sunday nap and wake up to a cooked dinner!
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All Baby Carrots are Not Created Equal

I like to make this recipe with real baby carrots. Don’t fall for those fake baby carrots at the grocery store that look like a stumpy thumb. Those are actually full size carrots that are deemed unfit to sell as is. So they are placed in a tumbler and ground down to those little stubs and then falsely labeled ‘baby’ carrots.

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Real baby carrots are just that! Young carrots, pulled from the soil while still tender. If you can’t find real baby carrots use regular carrots. 

This slow cooker roast with vegetables is a family favorite Sunday dinner. It's an entire dinner in one crock pot. The meat is SO tender and delicious! This is a must-make!

YOU MAY BE WONDERING “WHY GRASS FED?”

I know beef companies proudly tout “corn fed” like it’s a good thing, but it’s not. Corn is not a cow’s natural food, grass is. Corn and other grains make cows sick and when they get sick they are pumped with antibiotics, which are passed right along to you. In fact, conventional grain-fed beef is twice as likely to contain dangerous bacteria resistant to antibiotics than grass fed beef. No bueno.

Grass fed cows make superior meat too. Yep, it tastes better and is better for you. The meat from grass fed cows is higher in the healthy omega 3 fats and lower in the inflammation causing omega 6 fats. And it’s nice to know these cows live a better life than those that live in overcrowded feedlots.

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How to:

I generously season the roast with sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and Herbs de Provence (a combination of savory, thyme, rosemary, fennel and lavender.)

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I brown my roast in a cast iron pan (like this) before placing it in the crock pot.

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Just place the roast in the crock pot (affiliate link), toss in the carrots, shallots, seasonings and broth and a few hours later you have a delicious meal!

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The Recipe: Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Shallots and Baby Carrots

You will need: sea salt (I use this one), Herbs de Provencecoconut oil,cast iron pan and a slow cooker. Of course homemade broth is always an option! (affiliate links)
Variation: Leave out baby carrots and make roasted carrots instead, or these roasted root veggies!

4.88 from 8 votes
Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Shallots and Baby Carrots
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 20 mins
 
A beautiful savory roast. If crock pot carrots aren't your jam, leave them out and roast carrots in oven separately. Links above.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, easy dinner recipe, slow cooker recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
  • 1- 3 lb Chuck Roast
  • 14 baby carrots, peeled (or five large carrots cut into thirds)
  • 8 shallots, peeled
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Herbs de Provence
  • Garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • butter, ghee or coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Generously season roast with sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and herbs de Provence. 

  2. Heat a cast iron pan on med/high heat. When pan is hot add enough butter, ghee or coconut oil to lightly coat the bottom on the pan.

  3. Place roast in pan and brown the first side, turn over and brown the second side (usually about 4-5 minutes a side) then place meat in slow cooker, add broth and wine. 

  4. Add shallots and carrots to crock pot, sprinkle with sea salt, freshly ground pepper and herbs de Provence. Place lid on crock pot and cook either 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. Carve beef against the grain and serve.

If you would like to add greens to this meal check out this salad,  or these green beans. And use your leftovers in this Beef Barley Soup!

This slow cooker roast with vegetables is a family favorite Sunday dinner. It's an entire dinner in one crock pot. The meat is SO tender and delicious! This is a must-make!

 

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