Saturday, July 11, 2009

What do I do with this hunk of pork?

I bought this at Dillons a couple weeks ago and it's been taking up a huge space in the freezer. I'm hoping to do something with it this week, but I don't have a clue how I'm going to fix it. I really would like a crockpot recipe for this beast. It's a Pork Shoulder Picnic, and I have no clue what that means. I'd love some ideas, because right now I'm clueless.
Thanks for the Help!


  1. If you like mexican food, you could try some Carnitas (shredded pork tacos). Put the roast in your crockpot, dump in a packet or two of taco seasoning, some diced onions, and a can of Rotel. Let it cook all day. Shred the pork up, and serve on corn tortillas with standard taco toppings (lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream).

    Or, pulled pork sandwiches - put roast and BBQ sauce in your crockpot, cook all day, shred meat and serve on hamburger buns.

    I'm sure whatever you do it will be yummy!

  2. The crockpot is the best way to go because you want to cook a big piece of pork low and slow. I hope you share what you decide to do with it. Good for you for stepping outside your comfort zone. Have a great weekend.

  3. he hubby has a smoker - that's the way to go. That's things big enough to feed a family for a month!

  4. Hello Erica! You could easily make this in to Kalua Pork. Just put it in the crockpot and cover with apple cider, add 1 tsp (or more if you like) of liquid smoke. Simmer on low for 8 hrs. It will fall apart, so just remove the shredded meat and place it with a little of the juice and add salt (sea salt or kosher). It is normally served Hawaiian style with sticky rice and mac salad. It is even great on buns.

  5. BBQ Pork Sandwiches are our favorite! Those pork burritos are amazing too. I also make this really yummy sweet and sour pork in the slowcooker. I've got a recipe if you need it (you throw in some pineapple chunks and frozen stir fry veggies w/ soy sauce...yummy!)


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