Kitchen Concoctions: So not motivated.

Monday, September 19, 2011

So not motivated.

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I am seriously feeling unmotivated these last few days. The most recent food pictures I have taken (today's and others you have not seen yet) are just food slopped on a plate and thrown on a cloth napkin. Then a click and a click and I am done. I mean bad.

I wish I had the skills and tools to take better quality pictures, but since those things are lacking I feel my creativity and desire to put forth effort non-existent right now.

To top it off this recipe was just ehh too. Nothing to write home to you about. The pork cooked in the spice rub was good but the BBQ sauce killed it for me. Super runny and way to vinegary. Maybe that's how they do barbecue sauce up in Kansas but here in the true south (Texas) we do our barbecue differently and that's what I am used to and how I like it!

In fact, I hated the sauce so much that I tossed it and I ate this leftover pork with bottled BBQ sauce the next day and then the day after that tossed it in salsa to make tacos (which were freakin' awesome) at least the pork didn't go to waste.

Slow-Cooker Pulled-Pork Sandwiches
Printable Version
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 8 hour on low or 5 hours on high Serves 8

1 tablespoon season salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 (5-pound) pork loin roast
1/2 cup vegetable oil
6 cups chicken broth
Hamburger buns
1 recipe Classic Barbecue Sauce (see below, but I would recommend your favorite bottled variety)

In a medium bowl, combine salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne and black pepper. Rub pork with oil. Rub spice mixture evenly on pork, coating all sides. Place pork in a slow cooker.

Add chicken broth, until water is three-quarters way up side of pork.

Cover, and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Remove pork from liquid, reserving about 1 cup cooking liquid to moisten meat, if desired. Remove fat. Shred meat. Serve on hamburger buns with Classic Barbecue Sauce.

adapted from Taste of the South, Apr/May 2011

Classic Kansas City Style Barbecue Sauce
Printable Version
Prep Time: 5 minutes Yield: 1 1/2 cups (approximately)

1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup apple-cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

In a medium bowl, whisk together tomato sauce, brown sugar, molasses, vinegar, red pepper, and paprika. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.

adapted from Taste of the South, Apr/May 2011

1 comment:

  1. Mom has your camera. I sent it with Dad at Labor Day weekend.


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