Slow cooker pulled Pork

Slow cooker Pulled Pork

Slow cooker pulled Pork
Slow cooker pulled Pork

I’m a Food TV person. I watch almost anything food related although I tend to steer clear of the baking shows because I’m not into desserts at all – If they’re making Bread I’ll watch, but cakes – Byebye. 

So I was killing some time watching  a show on Best Foods in the US or something similar (Unique Eats it was called), and up pops Rick Bayless’s Xoco in Chicago profiling his Tortas,  they show his Ahogada Torta, which looks incredible… I mean incredible. It’s made with a crispy French bread style bun, pulled pork, black beans, pickled onions served in a spicy arbol chile sauce and tomato broth. 

Slow cooker pulled Pork
Slow cooker pulled Pork

As is usual, I get a little obsessed over these rolls, so today I go out and buy a slab of Pork & 2 tins of black beans. The Pork is now slow cooking in a tomato, onion, garlic, & chili sauce, and will be combined with the homemade French bread for dinner tomorrow.

I’ve adapted the pork recipe from here http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/kelsey-nixon/slow-cooker-shredded-pork.html Patience is required for this dish, the pork will take 8-10 hours in a slow cooker, but there is no effort required.

Slow cooker pulled Pork
Slow cooker pulled Pork

Making this has been a bit of a revelation for me. I used to think I had an obsession with Pizza, well I do, but now I know it’s not just Pizza, it’s actually any combo of dough and savory food. Veggie Perogie – Yep, Chicko Roll Yep, Hamburger – Yes please, Hot Dog – yep, how about a Pork Bun,  Bahn Mi, or Philly Cheesesteak, Yep Yep & Yep.

  I’ve only just made the connection now and I’m not sure where this will lead –  Probably a lot of sandwich recipes will follow…. mmm sandwiches. Here is a bread roll I made for this recipe in honor of this revelation.

 Home made Baguette's

Home made Baguette.

Recipe here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JAv4TIms9o

I’ve made pickled onions as well. Just sayin.  About the only thing I haven’t done is generate the electricity, design the oven, breed the pork and butcher it, and grow wheat to make the flour for the bread or sow my own onions. This is TOTALLY “Home Made” people!

Pickled Red Onions
Pickled Red Onions – All of it home made! apart from the Jar, and onions etc.

 

The recipe for the pickled onions is from here 

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-quickpickled-red-onions-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-193247

WARNING - CONTAINS CHEESE
WARNING – CONTAINS GRILLED CHEESE

In the end, I made the bread, pickled onions, and slow cooked the pork in the tomato/onion mix. I then grilled (broiled) the bread/Pork/Onion combo with some tasty cheddar cheese. Was it good? Yep Yep Yep. 

 Don’t believe me? Here’s a picture

 Slow cooker pulled Pork

Slow cooker pulled Pork

WTF am I going to do with the Black Beans?

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