Friday, September 16, 2011

RECIPE: Holy Mole Mexican BBQ Pork {Slow Cooker or Oven Roast}

Seriously, I haven't even started digesting this and I had to come on and share the recipe -- it was that good. It's based on my usual pulled pork recipe, but I tweaked it a bit and added some spices and chocolate to make a Mexican-mole-inspired sauce. I love it when experiments go well :)

I totally forgot this pork was expiring (um, yesterday) and didn't fire up the slow cooker this morning, so I made it as an oven roast. But it's pretty much a dump recipe, so it would work in the oven or the Crock-Pot equally well. (Although, like most things, it would probably be juicier in the slow cooker.)

  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (unpacked)
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder (mine was a heavy mistake)
  • 1/2 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 1 square of dark chocolate (like those Ghirardelli or Lindt squares...I used 85% dark)
  • fajita fixins (cheese, tomato, guacamole, whatever floats your barco)
Throw everything in a casserole dish and cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (or until meat is thoroughly cooked).

Throw everything in the Crock-Pot and cook on low for 7-8 hours (or until meat is thoroughly cooked).

I served it on whole wheat wraps with shredded pepperjack, guacamole, and black beans. Yum.

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