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Baked Bacon

Ever felt stumped when trying to make more than a few strips of bacon, perhaps for a big breakfast, brunch or party? I usually microwave bacon, occasionally will fry it, but that works best in small batches and ends up taking a while and sometimes making a mess! Baked bacon to the rescue!

This is a super simple way to cook bacon! You’ll need a large glass dish (9″ x 13″) and you’ll simply lay the strips of bacon side by side – bake it in a hot oven until desired crispiness and then remove, let drain on paper towels and voila!

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  • Bacon


  • Heat oven to 400*
  • I recommend using a large dish with sides, e.g. a 9″ x 13″ glass dish
  • Lay strips of bacon side by side and bake for 20 minutes or until desired crispiness is reached

Serve with.. pretty much anything! 🙂


Pulled Pork and Coleslaw Sliders

So I’ve made various pulled pork crock pot recipes in the past, and while those are more of the BBQ saucy style, I wanted something to use to make sliders.. with coleslaw and fresh rolls! This is a GREAT recipe just for that! Make your coleslaw the night before, set the pulled pork ingredients in the crockpot in the morning and let it do all the work! Easy dinner! And excellent for leftovers.

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  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut in half
  • 3 to 3 ½ pounds pork shoulder, cut in half


  • In a medium size mixing bowl, mix together the first six ingredients (all of the spices) with a fork.
  • Pour in the honey, vinegar, and olive oil and stir to form a paste.
  • Place the onion in the bottom of the slow cooker. Top it with the 2 pieces of pork and then pour the honey paste over all sides of the pork pieces. It’s okay if some of it (or a lot of it) just drips down to the bottom.
  • Turn the slow cooker on to low and cook for 7 to 8 hours or until the meat is tender enough to be easily shredded with a fork.
  • Serve warm with coleslaw and rolls.
  • Ps. Minus the rolls, this is a great paleo dish! 🙂 Serve with some optional avocado on the side (because avocado goes with almost everything!).

Thank you 100 Days of Real Food!


Crock Pot // Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Apples, Onions, and Peppers

So, after you made the Crock Pot Pulled Pork with Apples, Onions, and Peppers Stew, what do you do with the leftovers?  Drain the liquid and make sandwiches!!  I’m all about making a meal with the thought that I can squeeze two dinners out of it.  I mean, really what sounds better to a busy mom than that??  Well, besides relaxing on the couch with a glass of wine?  And that is exactly what you can do instead of fussing over your second meal-WIN!!Blog Paleo Crock Pot Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Apples Onions and Peppers-5Ingredients

Pork and Beans // Crockpot

I modified this from a recipe that my dad recently made up.  It was delicious when he made it, and it was delicious with the modifications I made.  Basically….play around and get a yummy meal 🙂  That said…it’s not pretty haha, but who cares?!Blog Crockpot Pork and Beans-1Ingredients 

    • 2 Cups uncooked beans
    • 2 Pork Sirloid Tips or tenderloins
    • 1 large onion
    •  2 1/2 Cups low sodium chicken Stock
    • 1 1/2 Cups of red wine
    • 2 Tablespoon brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
    • Salt and Pepper


The night before-

  • Soak beans overnight.  Put them in the crockpot and cover with 4 inches of water.
Day of cooking
  • Drain water from beans
  • Dice onion and put into the crockpot.
  • Dig holes for the pork and place them into the crockpot.
  • Add Chicken Stock
  • Pour wine into measure cup and add spices, garlic, and mustard.  Stir it all up until blended (try not to cry over wasted wine, because it really adds some great flavor-alcohol burns out :))  Pour that into crockpot too.
  • Grind salt and pepper over it.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Garnish with whatever you want.  I did avocado and Siracha.

This makes a lot!  I’m feeding 5, and still had leftovers for another meal.  Modify how you want, or freeze for delicious leftovers!

  • dit-elle-Lauren

Spicy Pork and Sweet Potato Stew

This is a wonderful hearty fall stew. Serve with a crisp apple cider!Blog spicyporkstew


  • 1 Tbsp high-heat oil like coconut
  • 1-2 lbs boneless pork shoulder or pork loin, cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsps. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced, plus 2 Tbsps adobo sauce (look for gluten free as some adobo sauces have wheat as an ingredient)
  • salt/pepper, to taste
  • 1 (12 oz) bottle beer
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 large sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch cubes
  • Top with fresh cilantro and sour cream


  • Heat oil in large heavy pot over medium-high heat
  • Brown the pork and transfer to a bowl and set aside
  • Reduce the heat and add onion and cook, scraping the browned bits from the bottom of the pot, until the onions are soft, about 10 minutes
  • Add the garlic
  • Add reserved pork, cumin, coriander, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, salt and pepper, stir to combine
  • Pour in beer and chicken stock and bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for an hour, stirring occasionally
  • After 1 hour, add sweet potatoes and simmer until pork is tender and potatoes are cooked through, ~30 minutes or so
  • Serve with cilantro and sour cream (or omit sour cream and add avocado as a paleo option)


Paleo BBQ pork in the crock pot

BBQ pork is one of the few recipes that does very well in the crock pot. Pair with *polenta (or riced cauliflower for a paleo alternative) and some sautéed spinach or steamed broccoli.

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  • 2 pork loins
  • 1 onion, sliced in rings
  • 2 c ketchup (or contents of a 24 oz bottle) – HFCS/sugar free
  • 1/2 warm water
  • 1/4 c apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar or brown sugar (optional and omit if paleo)
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 1 tsp Tabasco sauce (optional)
  • salt as needed

Directions: place meat into the stoneware with onion rings. Stir ketchup, warm water, vinegar, sugar, and sauces. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until meat shreds easily with fork.

*Nothing says comfort food like polenta! Especially with parmesan cheese. So not paleo, but so yummy. Polenta is super easy to make. 1 cup polenta to 3-4 cups water, a dash of salt, bring to boil, constantly stirring, simmer for 20-30 minutes or so. At end whisk in some olive oil or butter and parmesan cheese. Serve hot.

Love BBQ pork and want more recipes to try? Lauren posted an awesome looking Pulled Pork Sandwiches recipe as well!

Super mom tip: You guessed it – BBQ pork freezes well. Polenta does NOT though! 🙂