Thursday, October 16, 2008

Recipe of the Week

Okay, so since I'm on sort of a freezer meals kick right now, I'm going to share another favorite of ours. So good and so easy, it's ridiculous! I have been waiting for pork roasts to go on sale for months now and finally found them for $1.88/lb. at Albertson's last week. Got this recipe from Amy nearly two years ago and have made it several times since. Sorry, no photos this time. I guess we ate it up too fast!

World's Best Pork Roast Rub
(for pulled pork sandwiches)

Rub ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt OR 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons onion salt
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground red pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

Additional ingredients:

  • 1 pork roast (any size and cut)
  • your favorite bbq sauce
  • french rolls or any sandwhich bread of your choice
  • sliced cheese, if desired

Combine rub ingredients; mix well. Coat the roast with the rub, and throw it in the crock pot. Depending on size, cook anywhere from 4-6 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low. Remove roast, shred, transfer back to crock pot to soak up remaining juices, and add as much bbq sauce as you'd like. I generally leave it on "warm" for another 45 minutes or so before serving. Provolone, swiss or colby jack cheese make a great addition to these yummy sandwiches! I did a 4 1/2 pound roast earlier this week and froze half of it. The remaining portion, which we did not freeze, was gone within two days! So good!

This recipe makes about 3 1/2 cups of rub. Chances are you won't use it all at once. Store remaining rub mixture in airtight container at room temperature (or in freezer) up to 3 months.


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