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
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.
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.
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.