Yes, the Zadge did promise to whip up an “R” meal, but she’s been derailed by her new slow cooker. It is just sitting there, all shiny and new on her counter top, whispering, “Turn me on, baby, turn me on.”
So that’s what the Zadge has been doing. Yes, her love life is pathetic.
The first recipe she decided to tackle from the cookbook was “Beginner’s Pulled Pork.”
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sweet paprika
- 1 Tbs garlic powder
- 1 Tbs onion powder
- 1 Tbs ground cumin
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- Salt and pepper
- 1 (5-pound) boneless pork butt roast, trimmed and quartered
- 1 cup barbecue sauce, plus extra for serving
The Zadge has to admit that she was slightly embarrassed walking up to the cute guy behind the meat counter at Whole Foods and asking him if he had any “pork butt.” Oh, and note to self, next time, swallow your embarrassment and ask him to trim your butt. Because the Zadge did not and later had to cut off all the gross fatty parts. And also? Apparently pork shoulder is the same thing as pork butt. At least that’s what cute guy told the Zadge, who, as a recovering vegetarian, has no idea about cuts of meat.
So all you do is mix the first 7 ingredients together into a rub. Poke the butt – POKE THE BUTT! – with a fork all over and then rub the mixture into it. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, plop the butt in the slow cooker, pour a cup of barbecue sauce over it and cook at low for 8 hours.
If, unlike the Zadge, you have not sworn off carbs and sugar, plop it on a bun with some BBQ sauce. The Zadge found it was so moist and tasty that she didn’t need any additional sauce.
And don’t forget to POKE THE BUTT!!