Saturday, February 12, 2011

Adobo Pork Sammich

So, in the midst of our kitchen redo--I haven't had a chance to blog about the fabulous things we've been eating this week. In related news, my kitchen redo is almost complete and looks absolutely fabulous!!

I'm very pleased with the outcome and all the hard work I've put into making my kitchen an expression of creativity and culinary drama.

We still have to eat though, right?
I did take a lot of help from the crock, so that each day I could complete a project in the room.

Here is a recipe for Adobo Pork that we made into yummy sandwiches!! With a side of corn on the cob this was a perfect meal!!

1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
3 teaspoons chili powder
3 pounds boneless pork shoulder -- trimmed of fat
1 can (8 ounce size) tomato sauce
2 canned chipotle chiles -- finely chopped
1 tablespoon adobo sauce from canned chipotle chiles
20 burger buns -- split
5 medium avocados -- pitted, peeled and thinly sliced

Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

In small bowl, mix brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, mustard and chili powder. Rub seasoning mixture over pork. Place pork in cooker. Sprinkle any remaining seasoning mixture that doesn't stick to pork over top of pork in cooker. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.

Remove pork from cooker; place on cutting board. Remove liquid from cooker; skim fat from liquid and reserve liquid. Cool pork slightly.

With 2 forks, shred pork. Return to cooker. Stir tomato sauce, chipotle chiles and adobo sauce into shredded pork. If desired, stir in some of the reserved cooking liquid for desired moistness.

Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 15 to 30 minutes longer or until hot. Spoon about 1/3 cup pork mixture into each bun. Place a few slices of avocado over pork in each bun. Pork mixture can be kept warm on Low heat setting up to 2 hours; stir occasionally.

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