Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Feeling Saucy

If you're like me, this time of year just calls for slow-cooked meals. Something warm and comforting, and yet simple to make. This recipe fits the bill perfectly: mix up a few ingredients, throw them all together, then walk away as it cooks itself. In addition to being a stellar pulled pork recipe, you can also use the simmer sauce with regular old pork chops or chicken breasts. And to simplify things even more, you can use the recipe in your Crock Pot instead of on the stove. Whatever the case, it's simple and delicious.

Pulled Pork in a Sweet Heat Simmer Sauce
  • 1 2-pound pork roast (cut into chunks)
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 6-ounce can of tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 7-ounce can of diced green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning (or more/less to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Combine simmer sauce ingredients in a deep, heavy-bottomed skillet, dutch oven or Crock Pot. Bring to a slow boil (stove top only); add meat, and reduce temperature to a slow simmer. Cover and continue to slowly simmer for approximately 2 hours, stirring occasionally. After about 1-1/2 hours, the pork will be cooked through and tender enough for you to start breaking it up (this may take longer if you are using a Crock Pot). Shred the pork with a fork and coat thoroughly in the sauce; continue to simmer until ready to serve. Serve over rice or in mini "slider" style sandwiches (perfect for Game Day!).


  1. looks so yummy - I can't wait to try! xxooxx Lauri

  2. This pulled pork sounds absolutely delicious! I've always wanted to but never have tried making pulled pork because it always seemed like a lot of work. This is the perfect recipe to try.