Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mexican Pulled Pork

recipe adapted from Gina's Skinny Recipes

4 - 5 pound pork shoulder/butt roast
garlic powder
salt and pepper
1 cup chicken broth
1 - 2 tablespoons minced garlic
2-3 tablespoons pureed chipotle peppers (see tip in this post)
2 bay leaves

Combine cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl and rub evenly over pork. Place meat in a 6 quart slow cooker.

Combine broth, minced garlic and chipotle peppers and add to slow cooker. Toss in the bay leaves. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Place pork on a large cutting board or platter and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Pull apart into shreds.

Remove bay leaves from slow cooker. Remove enough accumulated liquid from slow cooker, leaving just above half cup. Add meat back, stir and cook another 30 minutes.

Note: Unless you are having a party for 10 or 15 people, you will have leftovers that freeze really well in small portions (I used ziploc bags).

As seen in the picture, I used the pork in soft tacos this time, served up with Cuban Black Beans. I have since used some of the pork for regular pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. Just add your favorite sauce and heat in microwave or on the stove.

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