Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sweet N Spicy Pork and Spanish Sweet Rice

I wasn't exactly sure how to take a picture of it, but here it is. We rolled it up in tortilla shells and ate it like tacos. It was delicious!

Sweet Pulled Pork

2 ½ lbs cooked pork roast, pulled (5 lb pre-cooked roast)
½ c brown sugar
1-2 teaspoons garlic powder (can add more)
2/3 c water
1 can diced green chilies
1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1/2 t cumin (can add more for hotter)
2 teaspoons chili powder (to taste, can add more)

Rinse meat under hot tap water to remove fat. Mix all ingredients and simmer in crock pot for two hours. Serve on warm tortillas with lettuce, black or pinto beans, sour cream, rice, guacamole, and salsa.

Sweet Mexican Rice
1 t olive oil
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 T chopped cilantro (no stems)
1 1/3 c uncooked rice
3 c chicken broth (water & bullion)
¼ c sugar

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook until rice is tender.

A couple of notes- I started my pork roast on low and cooked with just a small amount of water and rubbed with some garlic salt. I let it cook for about 6 hours on low in my crock pot. Then, about two hours before we were ready to eat, I shredded the pork and added spices.

Also, for the rice- I am not a huge cilantro fan, so I left it out. If you can make it in a rice cooker, great. If you can't though, make sure you bring it to a boil over med-high to high heat and then reduce your heat, cover, and simmer until tender. Otherwise, your rice will loose too much moisture and won't be completely tender.


kim said...

That sounds really good! Do you think I could make it with left over pork and just not let it simmer as long?

~ kietra ~ said...

I bet you could use leftover pork. I would probably still let it simmer the two hours just so it can absorb the flavors and tenderize the meat. The recipe does take into account that your pork is already cooked. You may be able to just let your crock pot sit on warm instead of low though?

kim said...

sounds good. We are having a pork roast on Sunday and I will shred the leftover meat and try it and let you know!!