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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Paleo BBQ Pulled Pork & Green Beans

This was dinner last night. Awesome. This combination of elements is tasty enough to brighten the darkest of days.

Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork:

-1 pork shoulder butt roast

-2 sliced onions, separated

-5 or 6 whole cloves

-Salt and pepper to taste

-2 c water

-1 onion, chopped

-16 oz BBQ sauce (I used this *amazing* recipe:, but added a bit of cayenne)

-Extra BBQ for dipping (the recipe above makes 16 oz--I made a double batch, and was glad I did)

Slice the onions, and put 1 in the bottom of the crock pot. Stud the roast with cloves, and season with salt and pepper. Add to crock pot, and top with second sliced onion. Pour enough water over the top to fill the crop pot about 2/3 full (1 - 2 cups, depending on the size of your crock pot). Cook on low for 8-10 hours. Remove roast from crockpot to large bowl, discard cloves and onions, but retain the pork reserve (you'll need it for the green beans) in a large bowl. Let roast sit until it is cool enough to handle, then shred with a fork (or fingers) until the entire roast is pulled. Return meat to crock pot, add chopped onions and BBQ sauce, mix well, and let simmer on high for 1-3 hours, until onions are soft.

Green Beans:

-1 to 1 1/2 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1" pieces.

-2 strips bacon

-1/2 onion, chopped

-Big dash of red pepper flakes

-1/2 tsp diced garlic (or 1 clove, diced)

-1 tsp salt

-Pork reserve

Fry bacon until crispy in a medium pot. Add onions & red pepper flakes, and saute until translucent (3-4 min). Add green beans, garlic, and salt, and mix well. Add in pork reserve until beans are completely covered. Then simmer, covered, over medium/medium-low heat for 20-30 minutes (depending on how well you like them cooked).

And I don't need to tell you to "enjoy."


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