Are you seeing the theme this week? I sure am. It’s called laziness. Easy breakfast crockpot thingy, now easy shredded crockpot pork. Come on Juli, get your sh*t together. Just kidding, I like easy. And most guys do too. Bastards.

In all honesty, I’ve just been real busy. Like real, real busy. So meals have turned into the easier-the better. The more fall comes into play here in Colorado, the more I want to use my crockpot. Like, everyday. Problem is, I always smell like meat. My clothes, my shoes, my jackets, my blankets. It’s obnoxious. Even my god damn headbands smell like onions and pork. Do you know how uncomfortable it is to do power cleans and pull ups when you have the smell of pork and onions wafting off your forehead?? It’s disgusting. I don’t care how much you like meat. It’s gross.

Speaking of things making your life easier, I got something for you. I actually mentioned it on my Facebook page last week and gave 3 lucky readers a free app. It’s called the WOD Genius app for iPhones (will also be available for Androids in the future) and is a workout/CrossFit app that is great for people who travel, a day at the gym, or for people who just need a specified workout. It generates thousands of random workouts based off the equipment you have access to. Pretty cool right? So if you want to do a workout at home and have no equipment, you still have access to workouts AND videos to show you have to do those movements! I’m even in some of those videos, being my normal awkward self! And my friends came up with the app. I know cool people, no big deal.

So, want the app? Well, the first 3 PEOPLE to leave a comment below get a free download!! You have to say I love JB in the comment. Kidding, kind of. But you also have to have an iPhone! And if you are not one of the first 3 people, don’t you fret!! Why? Because the WOD Genius app is on sale today and tomorrow (Thursday Sept. 20th and Friday Sept. 21st) for only $0.99, so hurry up and get it before the price goes back up. I’m a cheap ass and you people probably are too, so get on it!

Oh btw, I f*cking love plantains.

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Easy Shredded Pork over Caramelized Mashed Plantains

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  • Yield: 4-6 1x



For the crockpot pork

  • 12lb pork loin
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 cups beef bone broth – add 3 cups if you go with a 2lb pork loin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the plantain mash

  • 4 brown plantains, peeled, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 34 tablespoons canned coconut milk


  1. This recipe is so easy, you may cry from excitement.
  2. Add all your pork ingredients to a crockpot and cook on low for 8-10 hours. I’m pretty sure mine cooked for 12 hours because I forgot about it. Oops. It was bomb still.
  3. Once your pork is done cooking, use two forks and shed it to pieces.
  4. Now place a large skillet under medium heat, add your coconut oil and once your pan is nice and hot, add your sliced plantains into the oil.
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon and salt.
  6. Cook on both sides for 4-5 minutes or until soft.
  7. Add your plantains to your food processor and puree. While the food processor is still running, pour in your coconut milk until you get a smooth plantain puree.
  8. Add a dollop of plantain mash to your plate, top with pork, and add a little avocado just for sh*ts a giggles.

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  1. Kim says:

    I made this recipe today! SO GOOD!!!!! The plaintains and pork compliment each other so well. Thanks!

  2. Jessica says:

    This was SO good and the BEST way to use up leftover pulled pork! Here’s the way I did it:

    Previously I bought a giant pork shoulder, bone-in, on sale. I plopped that baby in a slow cooker, sans liquid, all day while I was at work. That night it was done and ready for seasonings. I had a few servings of it like that, but wanted to do something different with the half or so that was left.

    I am even lazier for you so I didn’t bother with blending and what not. I just used one pan. I couldn’t find plantains so I used greenish bananas. After frying them I mashed them a bit with a fork, added a WHOLE can of light coconut milk, then added in the remaining pulled pork (about 10oz), added the salt and cinnamon, and let that simmer for a while. I also added a few splashed of beef broth to get the consistency I wanted. It turned out kind of like a very thick stew, but it was SO good and so comforting!

  3. Terri F. says:

    This recipe was great! My husband LOVED it. He made sure that I bookmarked it so we could come back to it. The kids liked it too which is a bonus! Thank you!

  4. Pat says:

    I don’t know what I did wrong, but this pork was dry and tasteless. I’ll have to make some barbecue sauce to put it in.

    1. juli says:

      i don’t know what you did either. that should not have been the case at all 🙁

      1. C says:

        Made this pork recipe tonight. Meat was so dry!….despite cooking in the broth. Really not edible. Bummer. First crockpot failure I’ve ever had with pork. Will not use a lean cut again.

        1. juli says:

          that’s totally a bummer! i’ve never had that issue with any cut of meat i’ve used in a crockpot!

  5. Julianne says:

    Oh man, I am in love. This was fabulous and super easy! Had the crock pot going while I was recording in the studio. I heart you!

  6. Daniela says:

    What do you do with the broth leftover in the crockpot after?

    1. juli says:

      use it in another recipe or i just toss it!

  7. Kate Oliver says:

    I need to make this!! I Had something similar a week ago except it was chicken. SO GOOD!! This is a HIGH Yes!! Especially with the pork and the plaintains!
    thank you so much for posting!!!

  8. Randi says:

    Can this be made in the instant pot? Would I need to adjust liquid?

    1. juli says:

      not sure, i haven’t made it in an instant pot

  9. Ronna says:

    I love JB

  10. Stephanie says:

    Have you tried it do you know if bananas would work instead of plantains? They taste so similar…

    1. juli says:

      no i have not