Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bar-b-que Pulled Pork Sandwich

2 pounds beef roast. (I don't use the beef as I like just the pork, but the recipe calls for a combo)
1 and 1 / 2. Pounds pork loin roast. (Here I used about a 3 - 4 pound pork roast and omitted the beef)

2 large onions chopped
3 / 4. Cup celery chopped
1 small can tomato paste
1 / 2. Cup brown sugar
1 / 4. Cup apple cider vinegar
1 / 4 cup chili sauce
2 Tablespoons Worcester sauce
1 Tablespoon ground mustard

Salt and pepper to taste.

Mix ingredients together and cook with pork roast in slow cooker until done, about 7 - 8 hours on low.  (See guide for your slow cooker)

Remove roast and pull apart meat making the pulled pork the size you like.  Pour the sauce over a strainer to remove pieces.

Put pulled apart pork back in slow cooker and add some of the strained bar-b-que sauce back on the pork. Use the amount you like. If it's too much liquid and the sandwiches will be soggy.  At this time, I thought it needed to be thicker, so I added some bar-b-que sauce we had from the store along with the homemade sauce to get a somewhat thicker consistency.

Warm up and serve from the slower cooker on buns.

Story-I love pulled pork sandwiches and didn't have a good recipe, so spent a lot of time searching through recipes online before Christmas break 2013. We served this to a crowd, and the comments were positive. Good recipe, and Archer liked it a lot!!  :)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Ground beef and veggie soup with dumplings

1 pound ground beef, browned in skillet

1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped potatoes
1 cup chopped onions

2 cups water
2 cups beef broth. (1 can)

1 large can diced or whole tomatoes
1 cup elbow macaroni

1/2 teaspoon basil
Salt and pepper to taste
Simmer on stove until vegetables are tender

1. Cup all purpose flour
1/2. Tablespoon baking powder
1/4. Teaspoon pepper
1/2. Teaspoon salt
1. Egg,  beat well
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/3 cup whole milk

Mix together and drop by tablespoons into simmering soup. Cover and don't peek doe 18-20 minutes
If you like you can add spices such as red pepper to the dumplings.
This soups was comfort food today,January 4, 2014.  It's 18 below zero and dropping, the wind is picking up, and we've need in the house most all of the day.  The governor here called off school Monday, due to the frigid weather in the north country.