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Pork: The “Other” White Meat

October 2, 2010

Experiment One: Pulled Pork on Whole Wheat Butter Rolls

Ingredients:

Pulled Pork

-2 lbs Pork Tenderloin

-2 tsp Onion Salt

-1 tsp Pepper

-1 tsp Cayenne Pepper

-1/2 Cup Olive Oil

-2 cups favorite/homemade bbq sauce (I used the grocery store brand of hickory smoke bbq sauce)

Step 1. Purchase a quality pork tenderloin – sometimes I get lucky at the local grocery store and get a 8lb tenderloin for 1/2 the price!

Step 2. Chop your pork into 1 lb chunks and wrap pork chunks in press and seal wrap. Set aside 2 lbs for this recipe. Place the rest in a freezer bag for a later meal.


Step 3. Trim the thick fat off the backside of the tenderloin.

Step 4. Mix Onion Salt, Pepper and Cayenne Pepper together and rub into the trimmed tenderloin. (Note: I used a special spice “Slap Ya Mama” which is a cajun spice a friend brought me from Louisiana. Bobby uses it on everything. Even popcorn.)


Step 5. Place tenderloin in a 2 quart slow cooker on high.

Step 6. Pour 1/2 cup of olive oil (I prefer extra virgin) over the pork and seal the crock pot. I like to put a layer of tin foil under the lid to reflect the eat back on the tenderloin.

Step 7. Cook for 3 Hours on High Heat or Max – Turning over every hour.

Now time to bake the buns!

Whole Wheat Butter Rolls in a bread machine

Ingredients: (All ingredients at room temperature except milk – add to break machine bin in order)

-2 tbs sugar

-1 tsp salt

-1/4 cup water

-7/8 cup of milk (7 ounces)

-1/4 cup butter

-1 egg

-2 and 3/4 cups bread flour (I use whole wheat from Wheat Montana)

-2 tsp active dry yeast

Step 1. Measure all ingredients into bread pan in order being careful to pour yeast into a finger sized crater in the wheat flour so it doesn’t touch water.

Step 2. Select Dough setting on your machine.

Step 3. Start Mixing process (different on all machines).

Step 4. When the dough has been mixed and risen twice (usually 1 1/2 hrs) take out of bread pan and cut into 9-10 equal pieces. Roll into ball.

Step 5. Place on greased baking pans.

Step 6. Preheat oven to 350 degress F.

Step 7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

Step 8. Enjoy a refreshing drink while waiting for the meal to cook. 🙂

Final Prep

Step One: Chop up cooked pork tenderloin into small chunks or thin slices (depending on how you like your sandwich) and return to the slow cooker.

Step Two: Add two cups of barbeque sauce and let simmer for 30 minutes.

Step Three: Slice buns in half and serve with the pork. Serve with maple cured baked beans on the side and your choice of veggies.

ENJOY!

Rating: B+

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