Saturday, March 15, 2008

Texas Pulled Pork

We had a serious freezer mishap yesterday. I had been making freezer meals for myself before the baby was born, and because we needed more freezer space, we finally plugged in the old fridge we've had sitting in the garage. Yesterday, I went out to get some bacon from the freezer, and realized it was not on. Something had tripped the circuit and so the fridge had not been on for at least 3 days. UGH. My entire freezer was thawed out--about 6-7 meals, 3 pork roasts, a beef roast, 4 lbs. bacon, 2 pkgs American cheese, juice concentrate, etc. UGH, UGH, UGH!

In a desperate attempt to use up some of the meat, I threw one of the pork roasts in the crockpot and pulled out this recipe I had been wanting to try. It was actually really good--my whole family, and parents (who are visiting due to their new grandsons arrival) all liked it.

Texas Pulled Pork
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1 can tomato sauce
1 c. BBQ sauce
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 can diced green chiles
1/4 c. chili powder (I used about 1/2 this)
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 can black beans, drained
2 1/2 lb. well trimmed pork loin roast
1/2 c. cilantro

Mix sauce ingredients in a crockpot. Add pork roast, then spoon sauce over pork just to cover.
Cook on high 3-4 hours or low 8-10 hours until pork is fork tender.
Remove pork to a cutting board and, using 2 forks, pull meat into shreds.
Pour sauce into serving bowl, stir in cilantro and pork.

I served this on Kaiser rolls, for a pulled pork sandwich.


Suzie Romans said...

So sorry about your freezeer.....I have had that happen to me.. Greg, my husband, is born on March 5th. Congratulations. Chelsea fowarded me the pic's..he is a doll and looks like you.

Bates Family said...

That is a bummer, sorry to hear! Soren is so cute!!! What a bundle of JOY!!!

ellen said...

Bummer about the big thaw. :(

Rachelle said...

Yum--this one looks good! Bummer about the freezer though! That is so frustrating!

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! One of these days I am going to drop your baby gift by :-)