This is a sponsored post from One2One Network and the National Pork Board. All opinions stated are my own.
What do you think of when you think of comfort food? I think of a lot of things, but my mom’s home cooked meals take me on stroll down memory lane. One particular meal that was popular on a Sunday after church was a slow cooked roast paired with mashed potatoes, corn and warm rolls. One hundred percent pure comfort! Now that I’m grown and living thousands of miles away from my mom, the responsibility of preparing those comfort meals is mine. Today I thought I would share a couple of those recipes using pork!
Why? Well, it’s Porktober and I wanted to share a weekly special that Costco is hosting from October 14 through October 20. Celebrate Porktober by saving $2.00 per package on Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast. It’s an intensely flavorful pork cut and it’s available only through Costco. If you’re preparing to feed a crowd any time soon, the sirloin tip roast is ideal! Now to share a recipe — or two!
2-3 lb Boneless Pork Sirloin Tip Roast
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Medium Sliced Onion
Packet of Dry Onion Soup Mix
1/2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
2-3 Carrots, Peeled and Cut (lengthwise)
3/4 cup water
- Place water in slower cooker.
- Pat meat dry and rub with oil.
- Place boneless pork sirloin tip roast in slow cooker.
- Pour dry onion soup mix and garlic powder over roast.
- Add carrots, onions and potatoes.
- Set on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
- Remove from slow cooker, slice and serve.
We paired ours with lumpy red mashed potatoes and freshly steamed green beans. Absolutely delicious. I won’t even tell you what I whipped up for dessert. Mmmmm.
Alrighty! Now I’m going to share the recipe for Carnitas Shredded Pork. It’s immediately assumed to be made and used for a mexican dish; however, the recipe I found suggested that are many different ways to serve carnitas, so I decided to add our favorite BBQ sauce and make a BBQ Carnitas Pork Sandwich.
1 (4-5 lb) boneless sirloin tip pork roast, fat removed, cut in 3-4" chunks
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup low sodium, fat free chicken broth
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 large onion, chopped
15.2 oz can salsa (approximately 2 cups)
7 oz can salsa verde (approximately 3/4 cup)
Honey BBQ Sauce
- Pat pork dry and sprinkle with seasoned salt. In Dutch oven over med-high heat, add oil and brown pork pieces on all sides. Remove pork and set aside; add chicken broth and deglaze the pan, stirring in the browned bits from the bottom.
- Place browned pork pieces in slow cooker. Pour on the chicken broth liquid that was used to deglaze the Dutch oven. Sprinkle on the black pepper; top with the garlic, onions, salsa and salsa verde. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours, until fork tender.
- Transfer cooked pork to cutting board and shred it using two forks; discard fat. Degrease the cooking liquid left in the pan.
- Preheat oven to 300. Place the shredded pork in a large shallow baking pan. Pour up to 2-3 cups of the degreased cooking liquid over the pork. Bake uncovered for 30 min. or until crispy pieces appear on top. Remove from oven and stir. Return to oven for 20 minutes or until crispy pieces appear again on top. Repeat baking, crisping, and stirring in 10-20 min. intervals until all or most of the liquid is gone from bottom of pan. For a moister meat, cook until approx. 1/4" liquid remains on bottom of pan, stirring remaining liquid back into the shredded pork. For dryer/crisper meat, cook until all liquid has cooked away.
- Add BBQ sauce to desired taste and serve on kaiser roll.
Adapted from Carnitas Shredded Pork Recipe from The Yummy Life
Our absolute favorite BBQ Sauce is Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue Sauce. Seriously, that flavor paired with the coleslaw made these BBQ Pork Carnitas Sandwiches absolutely mouthwatering. I think I impressed my own taste buds! Pure comfort food, friends.
Now that I’ve shared two fabulous recipes using the Boneless Pork Sirloin Tip Roast, how would you like to win a fabulous Porktober prize package valued at $250?