Friday, May 13, 2011

Pulled Pork with Citrusy Slaw

J got a raise at work and I knew that it called for a little celebration at dinner. The only way to make a dinner worthy of celebration for him is with a barbecue feast. After finding this little recipe at Can You Stay for Dinner? I was ready to make his day complete!

  • 1/2 white onion, sliced 
  • 1 pound of pork (I used sirloin!) 
  • 1 package of mango salsa 
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste 
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce 
  • 2 Tablespoons spicy brown mustard (it was a little bit costly, but is worth it I promise!) 
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • Shake of pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  1. Sliced the onion and line the bottom of the slow cooker with it. 
  2. Lay the pork on the little bed of onion you just made. 
  3. In a separate bowl combine all of the remaining ingredients. 
  4. Pour the ingredients over the pork, making sure to cover it completely. 
  5. Cover and cook on low for eight hours. 
  6. For the mango slaw, combine the mango salsa with a dash of salt and pepper. (I added some lime juice and minced garlic to add flavor). 
  7. I cooked it on high for 3 hours and low for 2... It turned out perfect!
  8. Once the neat is cooked, you can use two forks to pull the pork into shreds. 
  9. Serve the meat on burger buns topped with the mango slaw.
  10. Enjoy! 
And J, in all of his happiness, getting ready to chow down on his meal! 

Leftovers? Yes! I split the leftover meat into two little containers and had them for lunch the next two days at work... Tasty!