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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Super Bowl Sunday's Pulled Pork Southern Style

We are in Steeler Country here. Everyone is decked out in their Black and Gold getting ready for Super Bowl Parties. Our family is invited to my friend's home who has the best parties. "Shelly Parties" Dino calls them.

Shelly is my oldest best friend. We've been going to her parties since high school. Remember the 80's.....Jordache jeans so tight you had to lay on the bed and zipper them with that big comb you'd carry around in your back pocket...for the perfect feathered hair ~~ we were sooooo cool.

"Shelly Parties" were always the best. She was the only one who had REAL food, not just a bag of Doritos thrown in a bowl. Now that 1985 is over we are still enjoying her parties with lots of good food and company...although we don't have to hid the keg in the garage anymore.

All this just to say that "Shelly I am bringing pulled pork to your house on Sunday" GO STEELERS!

Pulled Pork Southern Style

3 pounds Boston Butt or Pork Shoulder
1 TBSP Olive Oil
2 TBSP Red Wine Vinegar
1 Small Sweet Onion Quartered
2 tsp Cumin
Dash of Red Pepper
1/4 tsp Paprika
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 Garlic Cloves
1/2 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Pepper

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Rinse pork and pat it dry. Place pork in an iron pot or roasting pan and set aside.

In a food processor add the rest of the above ingredients. Process this mixture well until completely combined.

Pour it over the pork making sure entirely covered. Add about 1 cup water to the bottom of the pan. Cover tightly and roast for 3 hours turning once every hour. When it is fork tender I turn on my broiler and remove the lid and let it get a little crispy on top...about 3 minutes.

Let pork sit for 10 minutes then shred. I add this back to the juices and place in my slow cooker to keep warm for serving without drying out.

So many ways to serve this....BBQ sauce on the side, or mix in if you like ~ our kids are picky. My favorite is rolled up in warm tortillas with sour cream, guacamole and salsa on the side. For Shelly's house we will place tortilla chips on a large sheet pan (or two). Spread BBQ pork and grate sharp cheddar on top. Heat until melted. A perfect appetizer.

1 comment:

Doreen said...

These look wonderful....:)

Gosh how I can relate to those Jordash jeans, big hair and the comb in the back pocket!!! LOL!


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