Pulled Pork


Pulled Pork

There is nothing like a good pork burrito.  Growing up I hated Mexican food, mainly due to the fact what was available in Boston in the 70’ and 80’s was not very good.  Then 22 years ago I moved my family to Southern California and boy did my opinion of Mexican food changed.  Not only did I love it but I learned to cook it and I am so happy I did.  This is my version of the ingredients for a pork burrito.

Ingredients:

1lb.      Pork loin

2 tbsp. All purpose spice rub

1 can    Chopped tomatoes

1 can    Stewed tomatoes

1 can    Black or Kidney beans, rinsed

1 cup   Frozen corn

2          Green onion, chopped

Directions:

Put the pork into a crock pot and season with the all-purpose spice rub.   Pour the tomatoes over the pork and cook on low for around 6 hours.  Pull the pork apart and add the beans and corn leaving the crock pot on warm.  Top with the onions before serving.

Makes about 8- 10 burritos.

Black Beans


Black Beans

This is a very simple and delicious side dish.  If you are concerned about the sodium content of the canned black beans, do what I do, rinse the beans under cold water before placing them in the baking dish.

Ingredients:

2 cans  Black Beans, drained and rinsed

1 tbsp. All purpose spice rub

1 tbsp. Cumin

½         Chili, chopped (optional, if you like the heat use it)

½ Cup Shredded, Mexican blend, cheese

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 370.  Place the rinsed beans in an oven safe baking dish and mix in the spice rub, cumin, and chili (if using).  Cover the top of the beans with the shredded cheese.  Cook in the oven till the cheese melts.  Do not overcook or the beans will dry out.  If you like your cheese crispy add a little water to the beans before cooking.  Remove from oven and let rest for about 5 minutes.