Friday, February 5, 2010

Pork Tacos (Check It and See)

Some friends of mine who like to shop at estate sales thoughtfully bought me a slow cooker about a year or so ago--they picked it up for about $1. But I still haven't used it! I was thinking of maybe trying it out this weekend to make this recipe. Guy is a big fan of pulled-pork, so I'm thinking it might be a hit:

Pulled-Pork Marinade
Serves 2 - recipe can be doubled or tripled easily

1.5 lbs boneless pork roast
3 T. vegetable oil
1/2 c. onion, chopped
1/4 c. ketchup1/4 c. red wine vinegar
2 T. tomato paste
1/4 c. light brown sugar, packed
1 T. paprika
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1 t. Kosher Salt
1 t. freshly ground black pepper

1. In a deep bottom saucepan heat the oil over medium heat until just smoking. Add the pork roast and sear all sides of the pork, including the ends. This will take about 1-2 minutes per side.

2. In a bowl mix the onion, ketchup, tomato paste, sugar, paprika, red pepper, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper. Add the seared pork to this mixture and coat the pork completely.

3. Add the pork and all of the sauce to the slow-cooker and turn it on per the manufacturers directions. Cook pork for 6-7 hours, or until pork is very tender and cooked through.

4. When pork has completed cooking remove it from the slow-cooker to a cutting board. Shred the meat with a sharp fork. Reserve any sauce from the cooker to drizzle over cooked pork if desired. Serve with flour tortillas and spanish rice.

Note: I realize this illustration is completely horrible and unacceptable, but I was too fascinated by it not to use it. I found it on a blog called Found In Mom's Basement: Vintage advertising -- found in my mother's basement, flea markets and various corners of the Internet -- dusted off and displayed for your viewing pleasure.

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