Open Face Crock Pot Pork Shoulder Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

July 8, 2014 at 5:21 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Crock Pot, Pork | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Open Face Crock Pot Pork Shoulder Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

 

 

 

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Cloudy, rain on and off, hot, and humid around here today, but they’re saying we have some more beautiful weather coming in! Hope so, I’d like to do some fishing at a local County Park this week. Hung around inside doing some odds and ends things and that was about it for the day. For dinner tonight, nothing but comfort food! I prepared an Open Face Crock Pot Pork Shoulder Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy.

 

 

 
I used a Kroger Brand Pork Shoulder (Butt) Roast, about 2 1/2 lbs. I put the Pork on this morning and let it slow cook through-out the day. All I needed was the Pork Shoulder or Boston Butt (bone-in or boneless), 1/3 cup of Water, Sea Salt, Pepper (lightly), Roasted Cumin, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, and JB’s Fatboy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce. Then to prepare it; Combine all the Seasonings in a bowl and mix well. Rub the Seasoning Mix all over the Roast, make sure all sides have Seasoning. Place the Roast in the slow cooker with water. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Turn to LOW and cook 7 to 9 hours longer, until very tender. Remove roast and discard fat and juices. Chop or shred the pork; return to slow cooker. Mix a little barbecue sauce into the meat for flavor. Cook for about 1 hour longer, until hot. Serve on warm split sandwich buns with coleslaw (Optional) and extra BBQ Sauce on the side. The pork just fell apart, not much need to shred it! Moist and just bursting with flavor! Served 3 people with plenty leftover for Sandwiches the rest of the week.

 

 

 
I served the Pork on top of a toasted half of a Healthy Life Wheat Sandwich Bun. I also had a side of Bob Evan’s Mashed potatoes topped with some Heinz Mushroom Brown Gravy. Hope all you can try this sometime, it makes one incredible and delicious dinner! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 
Crock Pot Pork Shoulder

Use your favorite barbecue sauce in this crock pot pork roast recipe. This is a basic recipe for pulled pork shoulder using a boneless or bone-in shoulder, but be sure your pork shoulder will fit in the slow cooker and will allow you to put the cover on tightly.
Ingredients:

pork shoulder or Boston Butt, about 4 to 7 pounds, bone-in or boneless
1/3 cup of water
Sea Salt, Pepper (lightly)
Roasted Cumin
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
JB’s Fatboy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce
Preparation:

Combine all the Seasonings in a bowl and mix well. Rub the Seasoning Mix all over the Roast, make sure all sides have Seasoning. Place the Roast in the slow cooker with water. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Tun to LOW and cook 7 to 9 hours longer, until very tender. Remove roast and discard fat and juices. Chop or shred the pork; return to slow cooker. Mix a little barbecue sauce into the meat for flavor. Cook for about 1 hour longer, until hot. Serve on warm split sandwich buns with coleslaw and extra barbecue sauce on the side

Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans

July 6, 2014 at 5:15 PM | Posted in Crock Pot, greenbeans, JB's Fatboy Sauces and Rub, Pork, potatoes, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans

 

 

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It’s been a very laid back Sunday around the house. Woke up starving this morning so I made a Breakfast Sandwich along with a cup of hot brewed Decaf Green Tea. Used a toasted Healthy Choice Multi-Grain English Muffin along with a fried slice of Turkey Spam, a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and a (medium size) Scrambled Egg. A delicious way to start the day! Later got in an on-line Scrabble Tournament and that was about it for the afternoon. Yesterday Mom had stopped at the store and brought home some Pork Back Ribs si I knew what I would be preparing for dinner, Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans.

 

 

 

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Mom had purchased the Ribs from Kroger. They always have some of the best top quality Pork, too bad their Beef isn’t as good! Last night before I went to bed I cut the Ribs in half, so they’ll fit in the Crock Pot, and put each half in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then covered the Ribs in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge. Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot out, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray. Got the Ribs out of the fridge and the bags, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put the Ribs in the Crock Pot where I let them cook and simmer, on low, for about 8 hours. Long up in the afternoon you can start smelling the aroma of the Ribs, intoxicating! After 8 hours their ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! Their that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For all of us here, JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. These Ribs are incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time.

 

 

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For one side I had the other half of the baked Potato from last night. I made Mom and Dad some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Then I cooked up some fresh Green Beans, we purchased these at a farm out in Ross, Ohio. Then I baked a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread, I passed on the bread. For dessert later a slice of Mom’s Apple pie, it’s made with Splenda Sugar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pork ribs are a cut of pork popular in North American and Asian cuisines. The ribcage of a domestic pig, meat and bones together, is cut into usable pieces, prepared by smoking, grilling, or baking – usually with a sauce, often barbecue – and then served.
Several different types of ribs are available, depending on the section of rib cage from which they are cut. Variation in the thickness of the meat and bone, as well as levels of fat in each cut, can alter the flavor and texture of the prepared dish. The inner surface of the rib cage is covered by a layer of connective tissue (pleura) that is difficult to cook tender; it is usually removed before marinating or cooking.

Grilled Pork Chops w/ Roasted Asparagus and Roasted Herb Potatoes

May 23, 2014 at 5:19 PM | Posted in grilling, JB's Fatboy Sauces and Rub, pork chops, potatoes, vegetables | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Pork Chops w/ Roasted Asparagus and Roasted Herb Potatoes

 

 

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Wow what a gorgeous day to start off the early Memorial Day Weekend! Sunny, not a cloud in the sky, and a high of 70 degrees. A perfect day! Went to Kroger for a few items for myself and my Mom and back home. Did a little price comparison update between Kroger and Walmart, more on the results later. Took the cart out for a while and went down to the lake. For dinner tonight it was Grilled Pork Chops w/ Roasted Asparagus and Roasted Herb Potatoes.

 

 

 

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Fired the grill up for part of the meal. I had bought a package of Kroger Center Cut Pork Chops while at Kroger earlier, beautiful looking Chops! I seasoned the Chops with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn, after seasoning I sprayed a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray on both sides of the Chops. I always do this when grilling to help the Meat not to stick on the grill grate. I grilled the Chops till a thermometer read 150 degrees, grilled about 4 1/2 minutes per side. I flipped them one time and after flipping them I brushed on some JB’s Haug Waush BBQ Sauce on them. JB’s is my favorite BBQ Sauce, it’s a flavorful and a nice thick sauce with several different kinds. The Chops came out moist and full of flavor!

 

 

 

Roasted Red Potatoes
Then for sides it was 2 of my favorites, Fresh Roasted Asparagus and Roasted Herb Red Potatoes. For the Red Potatoes, preheat oven to 400 degrees, I needed 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 tablespoon minced fresh or Dried Rosemary, 1 tablespoon Dried Thyme, Rubbed Sage, and 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt, and 1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper. I start by heating up a Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat and as that’s heating up quartered the Red Potatoes. Combined all ingredients in a large bowl and added the Potatoes. Toss to coat Potatoes and add them to the Skillet. Fry them about 4-5 minutes and transfer the Skillet to the preheated oven. That’s why I love using Cast Iron Skillets, from the stove to the oven. I skillet and easy clean up! Bake them for 20 minutes or until their fork tender.

 

 

 
With your oven already at 400 degrees you can make the Roasted Asparagus also. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. (Alternatively you can put the asparagus and oil in a plastic bag, and rub the bag so that the oil gets evenly distributed.) Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving. Chops, Red Potatoes, and Asparagus, What is not to like! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

Roasted Mesquite Marinated Pork Sirloin w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

April 8, 2014 at 5:29 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Roasted Mesquite Marinated Pork Sirloin w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

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More heavy rain overnight but a sunny afternoon, more rain coming this evening though. Finally drying out tomorrow and 70 degrees by Thursday! Took Dad for a follow-up check-up at his doctors. He’s still having more and more problems with breathing, a lot congestion. For dinner tonight I prepared a Roasted Mesquite Marinated Pork Sirloin w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

I used a Smithfield Mesquite Marinated Pork Sirloin. First time I believe I used that. It wasn’t a very big one, only 1.39 lbs. But more than enough for me, Mom and Dad went out to eat. The instructions said to roast it 20 minutes for every lb. at 425 degrees. Preheated the oven and put the Sirloin in a small baking pan that i sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. I also added just a bit of McCormick Grinder Sea salt and Black Peppercorn. Then I Brushed it with JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce. Put in the oven and let it roast! Checked the temperature after about 24 minutes, wasn’t quite done so roasted it an additional 3 minutes. Rechecked it and it was 148 degrees, removed it from the oven and let it rest and finish cooking. It came out beautiful and delicious, very tender. The Mesquite Marinade with the JB’s BBQ Glaze worked perfect.

 

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I also prepared some Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes, microwave a total of 6 minutes and their done and just as good as anyone’s homemade Mashed Potatoes. Then I also heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. To drink an ice-cold Diet Dr. Pepper that I had let set in the freezer for about 15 minutes. For dessert/snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.

 

 

 

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Smithfield Marinated Pork Sirloins – Mesquite

 
Marinated Pork
Smithfield Marinated Pork products are perfect for a delicious artisan meal that is easy yet sure to impress. Ready to enjoy in 20 to 30 minutes, they are the perfect solution for busy families on the go. Instead of doing takeout, throw one of our tenderloins, roasts or filets on the grill or in the oven and you have a delicious, perfectly seasoned home-cooked meal. In addition, we have lowered the sodium in all of our marinated pork products an average of 25.5 percent, making them healthier than ever.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4 oz
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 130 Calories from Fat: 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.0g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 55.0mg 18%
Sodium 330.0mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 4g
Dietry Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Protein 19.0g

 

http://www.smithfield.com/products/marinated-pork/tenderloins/

Baked Pork Chops w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

March 30, 2014 at 5:19 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, greenbeans, JB's Fatboy Sauces and Rub, Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Plenty of sunshine all day today, but had a light cool breeze and in the 40’s. They say it will hit close to 70 degrees tomorrow and sunny! Hope they’re right for tomorrow is Holiday here in the Cincinnati area, it’s Opening Day! The Red’s first game of the year and a positive sign Spring is here. Pulled my 4 wheel mobility cart out of the shed and charged it up and cleaned it up a bit. Went to Kroger for Mom and picked up a few things for her and home. For dinner tonight it’s a Baked Pork Chops w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Had this Chop froze so I laid it out overnight in the fridge to thaw. It’s one of Pork Chops I had bought at Costco a while back. Costco has some of the finest meats around and the Pork Chops are right there with some of the best! I started by marinating them in J B’s Fat Boy’s Haugwash Barbcue Sauce. Just the name Fat Boy’s Haugwash makes my mouth water! If you’ve never tried any of their Rubs or Sauces you got to give them a try! The best I’ve ever had, bar none. Wish it was a little lower in calories and carbs but it’s worth cutting back on other things to fit this in the dinner. Anyway I marinated the Chops in the Sauce and refrigerated it for 4 hours. I removed the chops from the fridge and shook off any excess of the sauce and then seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Black Peppercorn. I then pan fried the Chops in a Cast Iron Skillet, browning both sides then baked the Chops at 400 degrees for 20 minutes flipping the Chops over after 10 minutes, internal temperature was at 150 degrees. They came out moist, tender, and delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

 
For one side dish I heated up some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, just microwave for 6 minutes and serve. Just as good as homemade, if not better. Then I heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Also had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread and an ice-cold Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

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