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Recipe: Pulled Pork Sandwiches

 

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches

 

I realized that I hadn’t yet shared this delicious recipe for pulled pork sandwiches. It’s an easy crock pot dish and I’ve never met a man who didn’t love it! You can serve it with your favorite BBQ sauce as well as a side of beans and corn or coleslaw if you’d like. Perfect for potlucks, busy days, lazy days, or just a delicious summer meal.

 

Ingredients:

 

Marinade

 

1/2 c Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tbs Dried Minced Onion
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3 lb. Pork Roast, boneless

 

Rub

 

1 Tbs Sugar
1 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Pepper
2 Tbs Ketchup

 

Buns (hamburger, sandwich, onion…)
BBQ Sauce, your favorite

 

Instructions:

 

Add the marinade ingredients to a ziploc bag and refrigerate it overnight if you can. Otherwise, dump it all in the crock pot. Mix the rub ingredients together and rub on top of the pork roast. Cook on low for 8 hours. Shred the pork with two forks and serve on buns with your favorite BBQ sauce and sides.

 

Recipe: Irish Stew

Irish Stew

Irish Stew

We continue on our theme of Irish dishes leading up to St. Patrick’s Day with this Irish Stew.

Ingredients:

2 lb. Pork Tenderloin
1/4 c Flour
2 Tbs Butter
3 Tbs Dried Minced Onion
1/8 tsp Dried Minced Garlic
2 Stalks Celery, sliced
2 Carrots, sliced
5-6 Baby Red Potatoes, quartered
1 Tbs Dried Parsley
1 tsp Caraway Seed
1/8 tsp Pepper
1 – 12 oz. Bottle Guinness (or other stout beer)
2 1/2 c Chicken Stock

Instructions:

Cook onion and garlic in hot butter. Toss the pork in the flour and pepper to coat. Add pork to the pan and brown on all sides. Add in remaining ingredients and cook until potatoes are done. About 30-45 minutes depending on size. Enjoy!

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Recipe: Feijoada (Brazilian Pork and Black Bean Stew)

Feijoada

Feijoada (Brazilian Pork and Black Bean Stew)

Feijoada is the national dish of Brazil. It commonly consists of a variety of pork pieces and beans. Depending on which region you’re talking about, the beans can be black, white, kidney, or a mixture. This dish is typically served on Saturdays since it takes a long time to cook. I’ve cut down the overall time in my version and we were thrilled with the result. Because really, what mom (or anyone) has 17 hours to cook this dish? Mine is done in under 3 hours. So join in on the flavor a little south of the border!

Ingredients:

2 Tbs Oil
1 large Onion
3 Garlic Cloves
6 Slices Bacon, cut in 1″ pieces
2 cans Black Beans, drained
4 c Water (enough to cover the beans and meat)
4 oz. Chorizo Sausage (3 links)
1 lb. Pork Ribs, bone in
7 oz. Smoked Sausage
7 oz. Andouli Sausage
2 Bay Leaves, crushed
1/8 tsp Coriander
1/8 tsp Pepper
1 1/2 tsp Cumin
1/4 c Fresh Parsley, chopped (4 tsp Dried Parsley)
1/2 c Green Onion, chopped
1/2 c Fresh Cilantro, chopped2 c Rice, uncooked (to serve the stew over)

Instructions:

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In a large dutch oven (or stock pot), heat oil over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic. Add bacon and cook until rendered. Add in the black beans and water. Stir to combine. Place all of your meat in (I used about 3 pounds of meat total). Add your spices (coriander, pepper, cumin). Add your herbs (parsley, green onion, cilantro). Bring to a boil, then let simmer until the meat is cooked (170°) and falling off the bone (in the case of the ribs). This can take 1-2 hours depending on the size of your meat pieces. When the stew is almost done, cook the rice according to the directions on the package. Once the pork pieces have cooked fully, take them out of the stew and chop them up into large pieces (around 1″) and place on a plate grouped by meat.

Feijoada Meats

To serve, place a bed of rice on a plate, ladle the bean and broth over the rice, and place your choice of meats on top. Serves 6.

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You can see my plate on the left and my husbands plate on the right. We couldn’t decide on which plate looked more delicious. I hope you liked our culinary trip to Brazil. Is there a country you’d like us to visit? Let me know!

Recipe: Easy Ribs

Easy Slow Cooked Ribs

Ingredients:
Ribs (try to buy quality, it pays off and you get more meat than fat)
1 Bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce (We like Jack Daniels Honey BBQ Sauce)
1 C Orange Juice

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 250°
  2. Place ribs in a baking pan
  3. Mix BBQ sauce and orange juice
  4. Pour mixture over ribs
  5. Cover with foil and cook for 3 hours
  6. Enjoy! They will fall off the bone. Bring napkins, lots of napkins

Recipe: Apple Pear Pork Tenderloin

Apple Pear Pork Tenderloin

I wish I could lay claim to this recipe, I can’t. It came from the Costco cookbook “A Decade of Cooking the Costco Way”. But, this is such a delicious recipe, I felt I had to put it out for my readers to enjoy. I make this recipe often for my husband and I. We even made it while we visited my family and they all loved it too. So, I hope you love this recipe as much as we do. Oh, and because it serves so many, I usually half the recipe since there are just two of us (that eat solids like this).

Ingredients:
2 pork tenderloins
Salt and pepper
3 Tbs olive oil
3 shallots, sliced
3 garlic cloves, sliced
½ c dry white wine (or vegetable broth)
1 ½ c apple cider
3 Braeburn or Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into ⅛” slices (with skin)
2 Bosc pears, cored and cut into ⅛” slices (with skin)
3 Tbs butter

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°
  2. Season pork with salt and pepper to taste. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add pork and sear on all sides. Add shallots and garlic; saute until tender, about 1-2 minutes. Add wine or broth and stir until deglazed. After the browned bits have surfaced, add cider, apples and pears; stir.
  3. Transfer all ingredients to a baking dish. Cover and bake for about 45-60 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 165-170°.
  4. Remove the pork from the pan and keep warm. Remove the apple and pear pieces from the pan with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl.
  5. Pour the sauce from the baking dish back into the frying pan, bring to a boil over medium-high to high heat, and cook until reduced by half. Whisk in butter. Add the apple and pear pieces, stirring gently.
  6. Place the pork on a serving dish and slice on the bias. Top with the apple-pear sauce. Makes 6-8 servings.

Recipe From: A Decade of Cooking the Costco Way pg. 163