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  1. Wednesday, January 31, 2007

    Jane’s Pulled Pork

    Jane's Pulled Pork
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    • 1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
    • 1 C bottled bbq sauce (I look for ones that are “sweet” – like “sweet & tangy”, etc)
    • ½ medium onion finely chopped
    • 1 can (4.5 oz) diced green chiles
    • 1 T chili powder
    • 1 t ground cumin
    • 1 t dried oregano
    • ¼ t ground cinnamon
    • 3 T brown sugar
    • 2 shakes of cayenne pepper
    • 2-1/2 lb well-trimmed boneless pork loin roast
    • Coleslaw
    1. Mix sauce ingredients in a slow cooker. Add pork then spoon sauce over pork just to cover the meat.
    2. Place lid on slow cooker and cook on high 3-4 hours or on low 8-10 hours until pork is fork tender. Shred pork in the sauce with two forks.
    3. Note: The last time I made this I removed the pork from the crock pot when it was done cooking and shredded it in a separate bowl. I then seasoned it with salt, to taste. I then added in several scoops of the sauce, making sure to catch the onion and chili pieces. I reserved about 1 cup of the sauce, straining out the larger chunks with my spoon. I cooked that sauce on the stove at a simmer for a few minutes, adding a bit of a cornstarch slurry (cornstarch whisked with cold water) to thicken the sauce a bit. This resulted in a less saucy pork with a bit more flavor, and we topped the sandwiches with sauce to taste. I am going to do it this way from now on - even more scrumptious than how I did it before!
    4. Serve topped with coleslaw on sandwich roll of your choice (kaiser is always a sure bet).
    5. If you're running short on time, Costco sells a pre-cooked smoked pulled pork (sans sauce) that is decent. Just sauté the onions in a large pot over medium heat until soft, add the rest of the sauce ingredients and bring to a simmer. Heat the meat as indicated on the package, then add to the sauce and simmer 10-15 minutes.