|[January 15, 2013]
America Chooses First-Ever Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star
BOCA RATON, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
America, meet Mark McDonald. This slow cooking Ironman was recently
named the grand prize winner in the Crock-Pot®
brand's first-ever nationwide search for the Ultimate Crock-Pot
Crock-Star! America voted overwhelmingly for Mark McDonald's
slow cooker recipe for Ancho Chili & Lime Pork Tacos, catapulting the
30-year-old Cincinnati resident onto the national scene. As the grand
prize winner, McDonald will appear as a special guest on Cooking Channel's
"From The Kitchens Of" show where he will showcase his slow
cooking savvy as the first-ever Ultimate Crock-Pot CrockStar in front of
millions of viewers. Be sure to tune in to watch Mark in action when the
show airs on January 20, 2013.
Get the recipe for Mark McDonald's winning "Ancho Chili & Lime Pork Tacos" on Cooking Channel's "From The Kitchens Of" show airing on January 20, 2013. (Photo: Business Wire)
"America voted for Mark based on his flavorful and inspiring original
slow cooker recipe," stated Cheryl Punk, Group Consumer Marketing
Manager for Appliances at Jarden Consumer Solutions. "Americans love
slow cooking. The Crock-Pot® brand has a robust online community that
brings consumers like Mark together to share everything from
entertaining ideas, slow cooking tips & tricks, photos and special
A favorite of busy moms, Mark received his first Crock-Pot®
slow cooker just 13 months ago from his own mother! Though mom provided
initial guidance, he says "mostly trial and error" led him to become the
savvy slow cooking enthusiast he is today. "Experimentation using a
variety of ingredients and flavors I enjoy led to some of the best meals
I've ever had," he stated. "All cooked low and slow while I was at work,
and were hot and ready to enjoy by evening. I particularly love slow
cooked meats, because all cuts, even the most economical, become
McDonald uses his Crock-Pot®
slow cooker at least twice a week for weeknight meals, which is his
favorite brand of slow cooker. Plus, he hosts "Crock-Pot Sunday," or
CPS, at his home each week, inviting friends and family to sample his
new, original slow cooker recipes. He says, "This has transformed Sunday
from 'the dreary day before work starts again' to 'the day we all look
forward to all week long'." Demonstrating the product's ease of use and
versatility, McDonald says his weekly CPS events are transforming some
of his friends and family into new Crock-Pot®
fans and slow cooker users.
McDonald is very active. In addition to holding down a full-time job, he
is a tri-athlete who trains hard and competes in Ironman competitions
arond the country. He also plays men's league soccer, and is a member
of a recreational co-ed kickball team, which he says he is slowly
getting to embrace Crock-Pot®
slow cooking too.
Consumers can visit the brand's newly-designed, interactive website, Crock-Pot.com
for added inspiration. The site features new and exclusive products,
more than 800 recipes, and an all-new "Daily Dish" section where
consumers can share stories about their favorite recipes, family photos,
entertaining ideas, and more.
slow cookers can be purchased online at the all-new Crock-Pot.com
and at retail stores including Wal-Mart, Target (News - Alert) and Bed Bath &
Beyond. Remember to "Like" the Crock-Pot®
brand on Facebook for special product offers and upcoming
Mark McDonald's Winning Original Recipe:
Ancho Chili & Lime Pork Tacos
4-6 lb Bone-in Pork Shoulder (or rack of bone-in pork chops)
Ancho-chili paste (Mexican grocery stores sell a one-ounce packet for
Limes (or lime juice)
Plantain leaves (Mexican grocery stores)
Taco fixins (tortillas, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, hot
**Regarding hot sauce, Mexican grocery stores have a brand called
Picamas that is the single best hot sauce I have ever had.
Line the Crock-Pot® slow cooker with 2 plantain leaves. Put one across
it lengthwise and one sideways.
Place the pork shoulder on top of the leaves.
Combine ancho-chili paste in a bowl with 2 cups lime juice and salt to
taste. Use a spoon or your hands to work into a slushy liquid.
Pour the ancho-chili solution over the top of the pork.
Chop up the white onion and layer it on top of the pork.
Wrap the plantain leaves over the top of the pork to seal it off and
put the lid on the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.
Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
While meat is cooking, chop up the red onion and allow it to soak in
lime juice. The resulting pickled red onions are somewhat sweet and
When it is nearly time to eat, prepare the rice. Mix it with fresh
cilantro, fresh lime juice, and salt. Add butter if desired.
Measurements on this will vary depending on taste.
Use the meat, onions, rice and fixins to make tacos.
Have your mind blown.
Mariachi music optional.
About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer
products with a portfolio of over 100 trusted, quality brands sold
globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a
number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu
Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®,
Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®,
Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; Consumer
Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o
meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton (News - Alert)®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®,
Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables:
Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®,
Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®,
Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®
and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #371 on the Fortune
500 and has over 23,000 employees worldwide. For in-depth information
about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.
About Cooking Channel
Cooking Channel (www.cookingchanneltv.com)
is an entertainment brand dedicated to today's passionate food lover.
For food people, by food people, Cooking Channel is the answer to a
growing hunger for more content devoted to food and cooking in every
dimension from global cuisines to international travel, history and
unconventional how-to's. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which
also owns and operates DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com,
Food Network (www.foodnetwork.com),
Great American Country (www.gactv.com),
and Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com),
is the manager and general partner.
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