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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Boston Butt ~ in a Crock Pot.

While we were at the beach for the 4th of July, we had bigger plans than spending time in the kitchen . . .
Like dancing to the band at Cobalt ~
This is Holly's recipe for Boston Butt in the crock-pot.
Luckily, we had a huge red crock pot in the condo. This was just what we needed while watching the fireworks off our balcony.

Pulled Pork with Chipolte
1 Tbls olive oil
2 onions, cut into chunks
2 Tbls chili powder
1 Tbls ground cumin
2 tsp paprika
1 tps cayenne pepper
12 oz beer, preferably lager
3/4 C ketchup
3/4 C cider vinegar
1/2 C whole-grain mustard
2 Tbls tomato paste
1/2 - 1 canned chipolte pepper in adobo sauce
(Note: Look for the small cans in the Mexican or Italian foods section. Chipolte chiles in adobo sauce are smoked jalapenos packed with a flavorful sauce. This gives the meat a hot but smokey flavor! )
1 5-pound bone-in Boston Butt

* Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally until lightly browned and very soft, about 20 minutes.
*Add the dry ingredients and cook, stirring until fragrant, 1 minute. Add beer, ketchup vinegar, mustard tomato paste, and chipolte pepper: bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens, 10 minutes.
*Cook on High for the first 2 hours, turn to low and continue cooking until meat is tender and falling off the bone. Baste with sauce as you like.

*When done, transfer the pork to a large bowl and let cool. Pour the sauce into a large glass bowl and refrigerate until the fat and sauce separate. Skim off the fat. Remove the bone and the remaining pieces of fat from the meat. Pull the pork apart into long shreds using two forks.
*Add the hot sauce to the meat or serve it on the side. Serve it with some yummy cole slaw and fresh corn on the cob from the market.

I sold my 30 year old crock pot in a garage sale years ago . . .
I wonder if it's time to invest in a new one?
Y'all enjoy ~


Pam said...

No crock pot! Yes, you need one for winter soups and stews!

Anonymous said...

I was thinking exactly the same thing . . . haven't had a crock pot in years . . .perhaps it is time to invest in a new one. I never liked how they often turned the veggies and sometimes even the meat to mush. BLECH

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