Saturday, February 08, 2014

Bear attack!

One of the best things about using a slow cooker is forgetting you have it going by the time you get home from work.  I got home yesterday and had to ask Doogie if he'd been cooking something yummy for our dinner.  (He lied and said yes)

I used aunt Phyllis' recipe where you toss a pork butt, jarred salsa (I used a jar of store bought chipotle and a half jar of homemade), and canned beans (in this case, a can each of pinto beans and red beans) - then set it and, in this case, literally forget it.

By the time I got home the pork was falling apart, super juicy, and tasting great.  I just had to pull the meat out to cool a bit, skim out some of the fat, and then use my bear claws to pull apart the meat, removing a little fat and the bone.  Toss it all back in with the beans and juice/salsa till dinner time.

The bear claws (one shown in the picture) are really handy fur working with the hot meat, and they're good at pulling chunks of meat apart or, with repeat action, shredding it.  When you're done, just chuck them in the dishwasher.

Dinner was great - soft flour tortillas heated over the flame on the gas stove, then piled with a smear of refried beans, the carnitas (slow cooker pork and beans), cheddar and jack cheeses, and lettuce. Mmmm good!


anne marie in philly said...

heh heh heh. so many good one-liners in this post. heh heh heh.

oh, was this a post about food? ;-b

Betsy said...

How cruel to subject poor Doogie, et al to the sheer torture of those smells for hours. Just reading this made me drool. :)