Monday, August 9, 2010

Pork: 2 Ways

Pork has got to be my favorite meat! This first recipe is so simple and it's perfect for a Sunday dinner or when you have company. The slow cooker does all the work and you end up with a complete meal. Yum!
Basic Pork Roast
1 pork roast, or boneless ribs (I use around 3-5 lb.)
1/2 onion, roughly chopped
3 c. baby carrots
salt & pepper
garlic powder
Place pork roast in a slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and garlic powder. Top with onions and carrots. Cover and cook on LOW for about 6 hours.
Now, if you don't eat the yummy roast in one night, save your leftovers to make Sweet BBQ Pork Sandwiches the next night.
Sweet BBQ Pork Sandwiches
1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
1/2 onion, finely minced
1 T. butter
3 T. molasses
3 T. brown sugar
2 T. prepared Dijon mustard
1 T. liquid smoke
1 T. worcestershire sauce
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. pepper
1/8 t. chipotle chile powder (if you want some heat)
leftover pork roast and veggies
4-6 slices bread
8-12 slices cheese

To make chunky bbq sauce, melt butter in a saucepan and add minced onion. Cook over medium heat until onion is translucent and tender.
Then add tomatoes, brown sugar, molasses, mustard, liquid smoke, worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, pepper and chipotle powder. Mix well and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.Meanwhile, chop leftover pork roast, onion, and carrots. Heat over medium heat in a large skillet.
Once browned, add about half of the warm bbq sauce and mix together.
Melt 2 slices of cheese on each slice of bread.
Top each cheesy bread with bbq pork and dig in!
Save the rest of the bbq sauce in the fridge. It's very tasty on other meats as well. Enjoy!

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