Mother's Day was a huge success yesterday (Thanks to all my sisters!) and I wanted to share some recipes with you. I did this Pulled Pork recipe and it was beyond easy and very tasty. Jenna is a genius and always has the best recipes, you need to be reading her blog if you are a foodie.
|Saucy Crock Pot Pulled Pork from Eat, Live, Run|
adapted from The Southern Living Slow Cooker Cookbook
2 lbs pork butt shoulder (ask your butcher if you don’t see it on the shelf)
1/2 bottle Lawry’s Baja Chipotle Marinade
1/2 bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce (I used Stubb's)
1/2 onion, chopped (I took a shortcut and bought pre chopped onion and just threw in 1 container of that into the crockpot)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Rub the salt, ground mustard and cayenne (I didn't really measure here, I just covered my pork all over with a mix of the salt, ground mustard and cayenne.) all over the pork shoulder then brown the shoulder on all sides in a heavy pan on medium/high heat. This should take about 10 minutes.
Remove browned shoulder from the pan and place in a crock pot along with the chopped onion and sauces. Turn crock pot on high and cook for 6-8 hours. You’ll know the pork is ready when it falls apart when stabbed with a fork.
Remove the pork from the crock pot and shred with a fork then place back in the sauce and serve. (I didn't put the pork back in the sauce, I felt it was moist enough to not need that step, having some extra barbecue sauce on reserve though for your guests might be a good idea though.)
Obviously our dessert items were a high priority on our menu and one of my SIL's (Hiii Allison!) made a to die for Rum Cake, but I felt something chocolate needed to be made too. I decided on this Southern Chocolate Brownie Pie. It was was the perfect balance of being rich, but not too rich that you couldn't finish it. The only thing that would be of made this pie better would of been a big fat scoop of vanilla ice cream, I mean it's a crust less pie so at least its semi-healthy right?
|Southern Chocolate Brownie Pie from Ingredients, Inc|
11/2 cups granulated sugar1/2 cup all-purpose or whole wheat flour1/3 cup dark chocolate cocoa1/2 cup butter, softened3 large eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/8 teaspoon sea salt1/2 cup dark chocolate or semisweet chocolate morsels1/2 cup chopped walnutsWhipped Cream (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 325F.
2. Combine sugar, flour, cocoa, butter, eggs, vanilla and salt in a mixing bowl and beat at medium speed with an electric mixer. Stir in chocolate morsels and walnuts. Spread batter evenly in a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Let cool at least 30 minutes before slicing. Serve with whipped cream, if desired