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Carnitas

carnitas
This is Carnitas

Well, I’m finally getting back into the swing of things as end of summer approaches. May have posted another carnitas recipe, but so what.

Who doesn’t have a pork butt on hand? This is a super simple recipe & is good for having nice meal then leftovers for the week or nice for potluck. Just a pork butt & tortilla – you have a meal.

I won’t get all up in your grill about this dish as it is my first post in a while & I need to work up to being witty / funny.

Just want to say that this is a  – drop it in & leave it meal.

  • 4 lbs pork butt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 onion – diced

Mix all ingredients & pour on top of the pork butt.

Set the crock to 10 hrs, but will most likely only take about 8 hrs. Don’t want to let it go too long, as the meat will turn into mushy meat mess.

Serve this amazing meat concoction on small tortillas w/ shredded lettuce or cabbage. Please don’t add a bunch of cheese/sour cream or whatnot, that is so taco bell.

I served w/ good dollop of guacamole/chips & corn on cob (yellow & white for good measure) on the side.

Hell yeah, back the crock up!

Enjoy.

Cilantro Lime Chicken

cilantroChix
cilantroChix

Has been a while since I’ve posted. It is summer somewhat & like doing me some bbq, but I have not abandoned the crock. So, in this installment combining the the 2 – bbq & crock.

Was sent a recipe a while ago, but hadn’t had a chance to check it out until now – tweaked it a bit, but for the most part – excellent for summer fare.

The one I was excited about was making jalapeño poppers on the grill – I digress – lets get to the crock:

Here it goes:

  • 4 chicken breasts – thawed
  • 1 handful of cilantro ( rinsed & chopped)
  • 1 jar of salsa (the cheaper the better) – 16oz+
  • 1 lime – just squeeze it top
  • 2 jalapeños – diced up

Put all this in the crock – put on LOW for 6hrs.

baconJalapeno2
baconJalapeno2

To round out your mexicali fest – jalapeño poppers on the grill. I won’t go into the nasty details, but will submit the excellent link to how to do so. This was the highlight of my day – which isn’t saying much, but if you get a chance, please make this. Amazing.

The crock Chicken was fantastic with a tad bit of queso blanco – I know Spanish! Don’t smother your mexican dishes in horrible cheese – make the effort & get some queso – a light white cheese that you break up – get international bitches.

The long & short of this is – a great way to make crock for dinner, but you can eat this all week as lunch item in a tortilla – traditional none the less.

 

Pozole – This is Working for Me

i spelled it wrong, pozole
i spelled it wrong, pozole
I finally caved & went for the groin or at least the easy crock. This is an amazing dish & super delish. I’m tired of no taste so this works out.
Pork & Hominy = Sweet

1 1/2 lbs of pork – can be ribs or shoulder (cut up in 1/1 inch cubes or whatnot) – cut that fat off, please
1 onion | diced
2 cans hominy (posole)
1 can diced tomatoes
2 cloves garlic | diced
1 can chopped green chili (4 oz)
some salt
1 tblsp thyme
1/4 tspn cumin
1 or 2 diced up jalapilo pepper
1 diced up adobo pepper – blend it if you can (I didn’t do so cause my kid is a gringo toungue)
Add ons – put on top of dish:
green cabbage (sliced up all thin)
radish (same as above)
shredded cheese (mexi stuff from store is fine, no dis mexi folks)
sour cream (I like greek yogurt as it is more pungent)
a bit of cilantro (to sprinkle on top like fairy dust)
A few torillas (put in oven, before serving – wrap in foil & put on low heat for 10-20 mins)

pozola fixin
pozola fixin
Do it now!
Brown the pork in a pan w/ some olive oil
add the onion until it is soft
drain the fat (seriously, if I have to say it again…)

Drop in the crock:
combine all the ingredients(sans the add ons) & leave it alone for 8hrs. Well, you can look at it & stir it a bit & smell it cause the food is calling you.

Pull on it sport! It is done & tastes fantastic. Hominy can be boring, but when matched w/ pork & fixin’s it is a champ.

tho shalt be done
tho shalt be done
This is a very easy dish that the whole family can dig into (depending on their tolerance for heat).
Dipping your tortillas in the sauce is the best part & it gets even better after this dish has sat for a day – I think that is my favorite part of crocking is that, it always tastes great the next day. Amen.

Crock out folks. P.

First Crock Post

hell yes slower cookerWelcome to the amazing & delicious world of my crock winners & losers.

First of all, I’m in love with the crock pot. As a single guy, coming home to the smell of actual food cooking is the best part. Who the hell is cooking me some food…actually me, but it is a good jedi mind trick that I’m loved somehow.

Brass tacks: model #SCVP550 CrockPot Slow Cooker 5.5 qt Oval (rest in peace my old one)

Anywho, my first post will be an ol’ standby, but simple & delicious:

Recipe Below! (check it out bitches)

1 pork sirloin tip roast (costco) or pork shoulder – cut the fat, please, that fat is gross!

1 jar: 160z of salsa verde (it can be the cheap stuff – actually, I prefer the cheap stuff) or any salsa for that matter, I just dig the green stuff.

Combine & cook for 8 hrs on LOW

At the 6/7 hr mark (TAKE NOTE! Break up the meat a bit, so the juices can be accepted – amen) add 1 can of Black Beans & let simmer while watching 2 1/2 men – just kidding, don’t watch that show, it is awful – the beans can take it for a couple hrs

Later that meal: pull out tortillas hot or cold (hot, put in oven at low setting wrapped in foil for 10 mins), drop some queso mexicano – the other white cheese – it’s usually white & round – I made a funny & other fixin’s if you’d like (I substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream, better for you & tangy’er)

Sides: blue chips & salsa or mexi-rice or…

Beer: Sol, its nice & lite or Modela (lite or dark)

Crock That! I was going to say BAM!, but screw Emeril – I’m going to win the Crock Wars & be freaking huge.

Please let me know if you try this out & you could win cash &/or prizes.

Crock That!, Perry

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