I am a doctor. I am also I mother. Every day see the impact of the American diet on today's children and the growing problems related to poor nutrition and obesity. I am working hard to protect my family from the dangers of the American diet. This blog is designed to help you learn more about food and share our adventure in un-Americanizing our diet. I will share nutritional information, tips for making changes for your family and recipe reviews with kid ratings!
Friday, November 9, 2012
Southern BBQ pork
CSA ingredient: Boston Butt pork
I received a botton Butt pork from my meat subscription and made this BBQ pork which was a huge hit. I wish I could remember where the orginal recipe came from but have had it for years. Sorry I forgot a picture! Best part is this is made in the crock pot so dinner is done when you are ready!
Southern BBQ pork sandwiches
1 cup onions, sliced 1 tbsp chili powder 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 3/4 cup salsa 1 cup BBQ sauce 1 tsp cumin 1 pork roast (this can be Boston Butt, pork shoulder, pork loin- inexpensive cuts are fine for this since it slow cook in the crock)
1. Place meat in slow cooker. Cover and cook 8-10 hours on low or high 4-5 hours until meat is very tender and internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
2. Shred meat with forks and mix into juices.
3. Serve on buns.
I used Trifecta BBQ sauce our families favorite and official BBQ of The Kentucky Derby Fesitival. If you and/or your kids don't go for spicy use a sweet and mild BBQ sauce (Trifecta is sweet and mild).
Also I had some leftover mango and peach salsa in the fridge and used that- I think the sweetness and flavors from the fruit were really good in this! If you want spicy add a salsa with a kick. for young kids stick to a mild salsa. You could use diced tomatoes for a really mild flavor or if you did not have any salsa on hand.
Side dishes: you can do a nice slaw or sweet potato fries. We just had salad with it and were all happy!