Saturday, May 30, 2009

ONCE a MONTH COOKING.. a Pork Session

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PORK Session

The amounts of everything depend on the size of your family.

Roast all your Pork roasts…. All based on appx 3 lb roasts
Rub each with olive oil, minced garlic, salt, pepper & cumin
Seer ALL sides… don’t forget the ends. Hold up the roasts with tongs.
Put roasts in big roaster & fill to top of roasts with water & SLOW cook at 250 till they
Fall apart with a fork (appx 4-5 hrs) Save the water for green chili.

Now what to do with all that meat….. Here are 5 meals
Green chili with 1 roast
Enchiladas with 1 roast
BBQ pulled pork with 1 roast
Quick burritos…. 1 roast (or ½)
Pork & wild rice (or white) (other ½)

Green Chili:
1 pork roast… pulled apart
4 or more cloves minced garlic
2/3 c Olive oil (or vegetable is fine too)
1/3 c. flour
4 c Water from pork roast
2 t salt
2 cans chopped tomatoes (I squeeze canned whole thru my hands)
1 or 2 small cans of diced green chili’s
Optional: chopped jalapenos…. I start with a tsp or 2… depending on how hot you like it.

In a big pot… add oil & lightly sauté garlic & add salt. Add flour & cook till light brown… Stir Constantly.
Add water & wisk as you pour. Add tomatoes & let simmer. Add chilis & simmer more.
NOW taste…. May need more salt…garlic…peppers…
Cool & ziplock & freeze ½.

Flour or corn tortillas… whichever you like
Salsa, Colby jack or plain Monterey jack cheese… cheddar will work ok too.
Chopped black olives… if you like.
In a 9x13 pan…. Pour a little green chili in the bottom of pan….
Warm tortillas & assemble with meat, cheese, salsa & olives
Fold ends in & roll up. Place in pan & top with green chili & cheese.
Cover with tin foil & bake at 350 for about 30 min.
Let cool….. you may flash freeze in entire pan or separate enchiladas onto cookie sheet. Flash freeze for several hours. The if separated… put in ziplocks.

To serve…. For full pan… thaw & heat in oven… thaw green chili & nuke to heat & add to top
Or serve on the side to dunk tortillas or French bread.
For separate servings…. Just that in micro. & heat.

Just shred pork… add bottle of favorite BBQ sauce… put in ziplocks & freeze.
To serve: thaw & nuke….
Make your favorite Coleslaw (I just used bagged & dressing with Miracle whip, tish of milk, tsp or so sugar & a splash of redwine vinegar or Balsamic.)
Assemble meat & coleslaw on Hamburger bun. YUM!!!!!

Burritoes….. shred meat. Warm flour tortillas…. Assemble with meat & cheese & salsa
Fold in sides & roll. Roll each in Saran wrap & put all individual burritos in ziplock.
To serve…. Take one out & thaw in microwave & nuke to heat.

Pork & Rice
I use wild rice…. But you can use white too….
Cook rice …. But instead of plain water…. Add an envelope of onion soup mix.
Shred or slice pork….. put all in a casserole dish & heat.
Cool & freeze like enchiladas.
Serve the same way. You can add soy sauce or cooked broccoli if you like.

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