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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Solar Oven Pulled Pork

Are you familiar with solar oven cooking? When the temps in Arizona hit the "teens" I refuse to use my oven! Instead, I started experimenting with solar oven cooking a couple of years ago. I don't claim to be an expert, but it really is quite easy. There are a couple of brands of solar ovens out there. I happen to have the SOS Solar Sport Oven. 
Basically, you put your ingredients into an enameled pan and into the oven and point it at the sun! It cooks slowly like a crock pot  but only uses energy from the sun and doesn't heat up your kitchen.
Here is my favorite easy dinner-

Slice raw potatoes and carrots  into pot. Drizzle with olive oil and add fresh rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper.
Into a second pot put a whole pork loin and pour on your  favorite bottled barbecue sauce. Yes, that's right, I make this as easy as possible! 

Put the lids on, place in oven and point to the sun. I usually put it out about 10 or 11 in the morning and let it cook all day, about 6-8 hours. You can see the thermometer in the oven is up to 300 degrees.

Here are the vegetables steaming hot and tender. 

Shred the pork with a couple of forks. You can add more sauce to your preference.  

And here it is served up on a bun. So tender and yummy! 

I don't represent the product in any way, but if interested you can read more about the SOS Solar Sport Oven HERE.
I've also baked bread, made cherry cobbler, corn on the cob etc. Most recipes that you make in a crock pot can be adapted to solar oven cooking. It's an initial investment but never wears out and is totally energy efficient. It's also perfect for camping. 
Stay cool!


  1. That's interesting! I checked out the videos, too. Love the idea of using the sun to cook.

  2. Oh my word, never heard of this. I need to go find out. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing this solar cooker. It's practically made for the Idaho sun!