Feb 24, 2010

I'm a big fat liar. But I'm ok with it.

Ok I lied. I'M SORRY! I told you all that I would be posting a recipe for cookies and cream cupcakes. But I have something else today. something delicious. something fantastic. and something that is quite possibly the exact opposite of cookies and cream cupcakes. I would like to introduce you to my new favorite slow cooker recipe:
Now, when my dad is bored, he makes pulled pork on the grill. That's right. When he's bored. I can't explain it. But some days I will notice that he is going outside a lot and then for dinner there's like 20 pounds of pulled pork sitting in front of me. It's fantastic, and I love when my dad is bored, but this is soooooo much easier. Basically you throw a sauce together. Pour it on top of however much pork you can cram into the slow cooker and then leave it for eight hours. Make it before work and come home to a tasty, subtly spicy, pulled pork sammich.
1 onion, roughly chopped
2-3 carrots, roughly chopped
3 lbs of pork shoulder (or like I said before, however much fits in the slow cooker)
1/2 cup vegetable/chicken broth
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup chili sauce (less if you don't like spicy)
1 cup apple juice

Mix up the wet ingredients in a bowl. In the slow cooker, put the onions and carrots in the bottom, then put the pork on top. Pour about half of the sauce over the pork then turn it on low and cook for 8 hours. Put the sauce in the fridge and wait.
go to class
do your homework
watch mtv and melt your brain
take a nap
DINNER TIME. Heat up the rest of the sauce in a saucepan. With tongs, pull the pork out of the slow cooker and put it into a bowl. It will basically fall apart as you're doing that, so it doesn't take much to really shred it. Just throw it around with the tongs a bit.

Then grab some bread or rolls, put the pulled pork in the middle, pour sauce all over it, and eat that delicious sammich! Or--this is what I did--Heat up some tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds then make pork tacos! Shredded pork with sour cream and lots of sauce. yummy.
Beware! Depending on how much chili sauce you add (and how sensitive you are to heat) the sauce can be pretty spicy. I wasn't expecting that and basically drowned my pork tacos in the sauce. But it was totally worth it.
Go make this for dinner tonight!

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