Jamaican Jerk Pulled Pork????

I absolutely love Jamaican food, with Jamaican Jerk definitely at the top of my list!  My husband and I got married in Jamaica and we fell in love instantly with the people, the food and the country.  We try to go back often but now it’s been quite a few years since we’ve gone.  We did go on a cruise for Christmas this year, and one of the stops was Jamaica.  So we did get to spend a day there.  But we really need a much longer stay to feed our souls.   Guess we’ll need to start planning a trip soon then!  Until then, I love making Jamaican Jerk chicken meatballs.  It really gives me that jerk kick that I love.  Since I keep a lot of jerk seasoning in the house, I decided I would try making some pulled pork with it.  I came across this recipe on the Betty Crock website –>  http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/slow-cooker-pulled-jerk-pork-sandwiches/f558c09b-c766-438b-bb85-963dc7a60fb5. jerk pulled pork It was quite simple to make…with very few ingredients.  I have used Cola before in making pulled pork in my crock pot and thought this recipe looked right up my alley.  Since my son had his championship tackle football game on Saturday, I knew it would be a great time to try this recipe.  So I whipped it up lickety split before we headed out to his game.  When we came home, the whole house smelled so amazing!  Love coming home to the smell of something yummy cooking in the crock pot. I have to say I was super disappointed though in the taste.  It really didn’t have the jerk flavor I was hoping for (and I added an additional tablespoon of seasoning to mine).  It was very bland in fact.  So I added some salt to see if that would help.  It didn’t.    Now the pulled pork isn’t bad.  It just doesn’t taste Jamaican Jerk.   So for me, this recipe was a thumbs down.  Sorry Betty Crocker….maybe next time. IMG_1776-0

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