May 19, 2013

Crock-Pot BBQ

Today is a special day. It's my husband's birthday! One of his favorite meals is BBQ. So I make it for him because he deserves it. He's my best friend and I really don't know what I would do without him. We've moved around quite a bit since we've been married. It's always been to a place where we know absolutely no one but each other. I'm so thankful he's my best friend. It's been really tough to move and get used to a new culture and new surroundings.

We were so blessed when we were in Colorado with an amazing church family and people we have things in common with.  We've almost been in Pennsylvania a year now and we still don't feel rooted and connected. It's heartbreaking sometimes. We keep thinking we finally found it and we start to click then something happens. We went out for lunch with the only couple at our church that doesn't have children and really enjoyed it then the next week they moved to another state. Now the church we found, that we thought was the one, is starting to go through some leadership changes. Change is something that I just can't handle right now, I'm craving consistency. I know I can ALWAYS find consistency in my husband and for that I'm beyond grateful. I'm happy to celebrate with him today. 
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This recipe for his favorite meal is just too good not to share. Trust me, he's a BBQ snob and if he thinks this is good then it's good. The best part is it cooks in the crock-pot for 10 hours, giving you plenty of time to do more important things. You only need a few ingredients for the BBQ and a really good sauce.

What's Magic Seasoning you might ask? Well it's magic...The magic is the liquid smoke if you can't find this same seasoning, try to find something with liquid smoke in it.


The hardest part about making this is pulling the BBQ apart. There's generally quite a bit of fat and it can be hard to find the cloves, don't stress out too much about that, a little clove won't kill you. Unless of course you're my mother she has a great distaste for cloves.  What really makes this dish is the BBQ sauce. I make my own. I honestly don't measure when I make the sauce. I just eyeball everything and add more of different ingredients to taste. For example if you don't like things spicy, add less pepper. The following ingredients make a great BBQ sauce:

Just mix it all together, adding as much of everything as you want. Below is a guideline for measurements:

I hope you'll make this BBQ.  It's the next best thing to BBQ cooked in a smoker. Have it as a platter or on a sandwich, slaw is a must.

Oh and in case you're wondering what we're having for dessert I'm making anther one of his favorites. Banana Pudding. I shared the recipe a while back, you can find it HERE. Since I'm trying to minimize gluten I made a separate batch for myself with GF cookies. Of course he was thrilled saying, "WOW I get my very own Banana pudding!"

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