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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Mr. Smith & Pulled Pork Sandwich

Emmitt Smith was born on this day May 15, 1969. He was born in the state of Florida where he played football for the University of Florida. He would earn his fame by playing football for the Dallas Cowboys. Emmitt would become the NFL's al time leading rusher and would win the Superbowl XXVIII MVP award in 1994. If you are a fan of the Dancing with the Stars show then you may remember that Smith won the competition. Smith is also a husband and father of four children. Happy Birthday Mr. Smith and for your birthday I will share a recipe that many Texans love

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 pickled jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of Chipotle chile powder
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt
  • 3 lbs of pork butt shoulder roast, trimmed of excess fat
  • Hamburger buns

  • 1 Purée all of the sauce ingredients (everything except the bay leaf, the pork and the buns) in a blender until smooth. If you have extra time, marinate the pork in the sauce overnight or for several hours before cooking.
    2 Put sauce, bay leaf, and pork into a large pot and add 1 quart of water. Bring mixture to a boil and simmer, covered, turning frequently, for 2 hours or until the meat pulls apart easily with a fork.
    3 Remove from heat and cool pork in the sauce. When cool, remove the pork from the sauce and shred into small pieces. Set aside.
    4 Reduce the sauce by two thirds. Add the pork back to the sauce. Salt to taste. Remove bay leaf before serving. Serve hot over open-face hamburger buns.
    Serves 6 to 8.

    recipe source: Simply Recipes

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    1. We LOVE pulled pork! I'll have to try this recipe, it looks good and spicy! :)
      Thanks so much for linking up to Delicious Dish Tuesday!!

    2. This sounds and looks delicious! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.



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