Tuesday, August 25, 2009

hawaiian pulled pork sandwiches & homemade fries

So, pork was on sale a couple of weeks ago, and I was hungry while I was shopping...so I bought some not knowing exactly what I'd make with it. But that's what the Food Network website is for, right?! I just searched "pork" and tuh-dah! I love love looooooove slow cooker recipes, and this one will definitely make it onto the list of regulars. Not gonna lie, its the Hawaiian sauce that is the cherry on top, so don't skimp on it! And, since I'm just cooking for two, there were PLENTY of leftovers so come back tomorrow for some mouthwatering pork quesadillas.
P.S. these fries are super easy to make, and so much better than going to a fast-food drive-thru! We make them quite a bit - they're perfect for a little junk food craving!!!

Hawaiian pulled pork sandwiches
from Sandra Lee on the Food Network

3 1/2 lb pork shoulder
1 packet teriyaki marinade
1 Tbsp paprika
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/2 c. chicken broth
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. soy sauce
1 c. chili sauce
1 (6 oz) can pineapple juice
1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
8 hamburger rolls

Hawaiian sauce:
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 Tbsp ginger, chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
2 tsp garlic, chopped

In small bowl, combine teriyaki mix, paprika and pepper. coat the pork with the rub mixture, patting until all rub is used. Set aside.
Put the chopped onions and carrots in a 5-quart slow cooker. Place the pork on top of the carrots and onions & pour half of the pineapple juice mixture over pork. Reserve remainder for Hawaiian sauce. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours (I did high for 5). The meat should fall apart easily. Remove the roast from the slow cooker to a cutting board. Using 2 forks, carefully pull the meat into shreds. Serve the pork on rolls drizzled with the Hawaiian sauce or on the side for dipping.
Hawaiian Sauce
In a medium pot heat the oil over med. heat. Add garlic and ginger and saute until soft, about 2 minutes. Add the remaining pineapple juice mixture, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Homemade Fries
4-5 medium russet potatoes, halved lengthwise & cut into 3rds
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion salt
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp canola oil
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. put potato slices in medium bowl and drizzle with oil. sprinkle spices over potatoes and toss to coat well. arrange on greased baking sheet. bake 15 minutes, then remove from oven and turn over. Return to oven for 10 minutes more. Test one of the biggest fries to make sure they are completely cooked through.


alexandra said...

I need to add some slower cooker recipes to my repertoire ... this might be the first! It looks fabulous. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and of course you can add me to your faves. Good luck in your blogging career — it's a blast!

Rachel the Red said...

YUMMY! Remember how you said you'd cook a nice meal for me and all you've ever made is grilled cheese and mac and cheese! Lol! j/k I cooked last night in honor of you!! :)

Anonymous said...

when do u add the chili sauce

Anonymous said...

Thank you thank you thank you. I had saved this recipe and the Food Network site is down...I googled the recipe and your blog showed up! You are a lifesaver!

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