By: Jennifer Murray

Confessions of a Costco Junkie

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As you probably are aware, we are Costco Junkies… Costco Connoisseurs, Costcoaholics.  Take your pick.

Sometimes we are a two cart family.  Other times we travel by flat bed.

shopping at costco with a large family

For us it’s just a no brainer:  Extra Large Carts (that contain 4 kids comfortably), Great Meat/Produce/Staples Selection, Samples, Toy Aisles, and Gadgets Galore.  It’s nice to have a grocery experience that’s fun for the whole family.

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During the month of October, Costco is celebrating National Pork Month, with special offers each week.  This week the Kirkland Signature Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast is $2 off, making it under $1.75 a pound!  Not only is it budget friendly; It’s a healthy option, with 0 grams of saturated fat, and it’s low in sodium too. Mine came in a pack of 4.  I’ll be fixing two this week, and freezing 2 for later.  

Costco Pork Sale Sirloin Roast 

I wasn’t quite sure what to do with this cut of meat, but I discovered that you treat it like you would a beef roast, so the possibilities are endless.  I found some great ideas on Costco’s “In the Warehouse” for preparing this featured cut of pork as well. Another great resource for cooking pork is PorkBeInspired.com, which provides a wealth of recipes and how to cook specific cuts of pork.

***Check later this week and I’ll reveal my recipe that I’m making with my Pork Sirloin Tip Roast in the crock pot along with a giveaway of $25 in Costco Cash for one of my readers!***

I’m curious, how do YOU fix your pork?

Special thanks to The Motherhood, Costco, and The National Pork Board for sponsoring my efforts during National Pork Month!

15 Responses to “Confessions of a Costco Junkie”

  1. Kate
    October 10, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    WE.LOVE.COSTCO! Great picture of the 6 of you at the entrance!! :) I’ve got lots of yummy pork recipes…I’ll email you some.

    • QuatroMama
      October 10, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

      Of course you do, because you are simply AMAZING!

  2. Crystal
    October 10, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    We’re addicted to Costco, too! I’d love to learn how to work with roasts. For now, I do turkey, chicken, fish and ground beef. :-)

    • QuatroMama
      October 10, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

      Stay tuned…and there’s some great recipes in this comment section that I’m already drooling over!

  3. Grady Pruitt
    October 10, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    With 6 hungry mouths to feed, Costco does sound like it makes a lot of sense! When it was just me and my wife, we found that bulk shopping wasn’t really worth the extra time and expense, but now that we have 2 kids, it may be nearing time to revisit Costco or Sam’s.

    I agree with Kate… That is a great pic of the family at the entrance!

    • QuatroMama
      October 10, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

      You’ll be hooked, Grady! The samples alone are worth stopping in! =)

  4. Meg Woodrow
    October 10, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    Hey, Jen! Put that pork roast in the oven with some water in it so it doesn’t burn, cover with foil, and bake at 350 degrees for about 3 hours, or until a meat thermometer says it’s done. Shred it and mix with the juices in the pan. Put it on hamburger buns with BBQ sauce and provolone cheese. It’s great, and it freezes well, so make a double batch. You can also throw some Sprite in there instead of water if you want it to be a little sweet.

    • QuatroMama
      October 10, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

      Sound delish and easy! (My perfect combo!) Thanks for passing this along, Meg!

  5. Jackie Green
    October 10, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    Friend of mine gave me this recipe – super easy, and super delicious!

    Shredded Pork Tacos

    2lb boneless pork roast
    1 C salsa
    1 4oz can green chiles
    1/2 t black pepper
    1/2 t garlic salt

    Put all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours. Shred meat with two forks and serve on tortillas with sour cream and cheese (and whatever other toppings you like).

    • QuatroMama
      October 10, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

      Sounds AMAZING! I love pork tacos! Gonna have to give this a try for sure! Thanks, Jackie!

  6. maren
    October 11, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    Pulled pork sandwiches (in the crock pot)! Recipe here: http://trinketsofthought.com/2010/04/30/life/easy-pulled-pork-sandwiches. I’ve used different cuts, including the pork roast. All yummy!

  7. megryansmom
    October 11, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    We are all Costco junkies here as well. The boys know that weekends are for free samples and Mema can always be persuaded to buy a fruit smoothie as well.

  8. Cathy Willman
    October 12, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    We love Costco too! Love to “do lunch” at Costco, the samples will feed the whole family. 😉 I really love that their generics (Kirkland) taste better than the generics anywhere else.

  9. Maggi
    November 15, 2012 at 6:23 am #

    Those pork roasts are our new found favs. I marinade 2 in a large ziploc overnight in a garlic/oil mix. Roast in preheated 350* oven for 40 minutes.
    Slightly pink and deliciously tender. Love it!

  10. Good Dr. Mo
    October 21, 2015 at 11:28 pm #

    I have used this recipe many times with said CostCo pork roast with awesome results. I switch up the sauce because I love Eastern NC vinegar based BBQ and my family prefers tomato based BBQ. You can also do it with an Asian twist with hoisin based sauce and toss on an Asian slaw. Possibilities are endless! Bon Appétit!

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