05 September 2012

Pork Saves the Day!

Between school drop off, playing with Lila, grabbing coffee with a friend, mowing the lawn, attending a lunch meeting for work, watching Michelle Obama's speech (very important), picking Benny up, running to the library and finally meeting friends at the park, I wasn't sure how I'd fit dinner preparation into my day.

Then I remembered the pork shoulder waiting patiently in my fridge and this recipe:

Pulled Pork Sandwiches


3-5 pounds pork shoulder
3 tbsp. paprika
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
3 tbsp. coarse salt


Mix the dry ingredients up and rub on the pork. Let sit for an hour and up to overnight.

Cut an onion into coarse strips. Place half of the onion in the bottom of the crock pot. Place the pork shoulder on top. Cover with the remaining onions. Fill the crock pot up so that about 3/4 of the pork is covered. Cook on low for 6 hours, or until the meat falls off of the bone.

Once the pork is finished, simmer the following ingredients in a sauce pan:

1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup mustard
1/2 cup ketchup
2 minced garlic cloves
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper

Pour the sauce over the pork and let sit on warm until you're ready to eat.

I was motivated by Debbie to make this recipe. She suggested that I steam some kale to put on top of pulled pork sandwiches. I steamed/sauteed some kale with a dash of salt. It was an EXCELLENT addition to the sandwich. Thanks for the recommendation, Debbie!

Fresh from the garden: Onions, garlic, kale, green beans and tomatoes.

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