This week I made the recipe Unbelievable Crockpot Apple/Onion Pork Butt. The only thing I changed in the recipe was I added fennel. It was cheap and tasty. Let me run the numbers.
- 2.76 pounds of pork butt = $5.76
- 1 onion = $0.40
- 1/2 can of apple juice concentrate = $0.75
Total cost was $6.91 and it made 4 meals for an average meal cost of $1.73. The time it took to chop the onion, load the crock pot with pork butt and top off with apple juice was 10 minutes. I prepped the meal mid-morning and it was ready by evening. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
Seems I didn’t take a photo once it was finished cooking.
Even though I liked this recipe, I prefer using BBQ sauce to apple juice. I used conventional pork for this recipe. Had I ordered ahead of time and got pastured pork, the price would have been $4.59/lb. This works out to $13.81 for the entire crock pot or $3.45 per meal. Still cheap.