Thursday, April 7, 2011

Slow Cooked Pork Roast

When I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it. I initially made the pork to put in enchiladas. They were good, but the pork on it's own is so good, we felt that the enchilada sauce covered it up. So we used the left over pork for sandwiches and put a little BBQ sauce on it. They were wonderful. I think the pork would also be really good on rice or as pork tacos. We will be trying those options the next time I make this.

Slow Cooked Pork Roast
adapted from Everyday Insanity

Pork shoulder roast
dried oregano
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small can diced green chilies

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a heavy pan. Season pork shoulder with salt, pepper, cumin, and dried oregano. Brown the roast on all sides. Add the chicken broth, cilantro, garlic and chilies. Bake covered at 200 degrees for 5-6 hours. Turn the roast half way through. Roast is done when meat is tender and shreds easily.

Remove pork from pan and shred. Drain the drippings, remove fat, discard. Drizzle drippings over shredded pork. At this point the meat can be made into a sandwich or used for enchiladas, tostadas etc. It can also be frozen in 1 or 2 cup portions.

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