Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Tale of Two Pork Loins

Leftover makeover is a bit behind this week. Seems like everything in my life is, but what can you do?? Instead of using straight leftovers, today I use one pork roast two different ways.
1) Spicy shredded pork tacos (with black beans)
2) BarBQ Pork Sandwiches (with blue cheese cole slaw and garlic smashed tators)

You need a two pound pork loin roast (not tenderloin- though that is my favorite cut). Sprinkle with salt/pepper and sear on all sides in a hot skillet. Put in crockpot with one onion roughly chopped, one packet of taco seasoning- i use trader joe's brand and about 6 oz tomato sauce. Make sure about half the packet is rubbed onto the pork with the rest in the juice. Cook on low for 4-5 hours. Remove the meat, for shred and set 1/2 aside. The reaminaing half should be added back to the crock pot with a tablespoon of chopped jalapeno. Turn the heat up to high and cook another hour. Serve on whole wheat tortillas with shredded pepper jack, chopped raw onion, sour cream and avocado/
The remaining roast is mixed with the barbq sauce of your choice- i prefer sweet baby rays but if you make your own, use it~~ It is served on crusty wheat rolls with pickles and onions. They taste different enough that you can eat on back to back nights without feeling like you are eating the same meat- though my husband would never eat pork twice in one week- he is weird though :)

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