Lola's Victory Garden

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

What's for dinner when I don't feel like cooking?

Check my home canned stash.

BBQ'd Pork (also called Pulled Pork)
I got the recipe from Mom's Cafe Home Cooking - Homecanned Barbeque Pork. I did make one modification though. After the meat was done, I removed the cooked roast from the cooking liquid, pressing out as much liquid as possible, removed visible fat and then refrigerated the roast separate from the cooking liquid. This allowed me to remove the excess fat from the cooking liquid/sauce and remove any fat I missed on the roast. Then I shredded the roast with 2 forks, added the de-fatted cooking liquid/sauce, heated it to a boil, stirring to insure consistent temperature, and then canned per Garden Gnome's instructions. As you can see from my jar, very little fat.

When we opened the jar we spooned it into a saucepan, heated to a boil and served on white bread. (That's what we had, and since this was a last second meal, there was no time to make rolls with the bread machine.) This was just as delicious as if I had made the roast the very same day. Nice and moist and flavorful. I actually canned it last summer. Delish!

Lola's Victory Garden


littlepurpleroom said...

Oh Hell to the yeah Lola.
I love pulled pork. This would make an awesome pork pie.
Or just buy a crust, lay it out and spoon this over half and fold the other half over, crimp and bake. I love it with ketchup.

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Tina said...

How do you like canning meat? My son, now 18, has been on me for over a year to get a pressure canner so we can can things that don't work using a hot water bath method. The pressure canners are a little pricey, and I don't know what to look for in them, so I keep putting it off.

Any advice?

Garden Gnome said...

Hiya Lola and Happy New Year! I'm so glad you tried canning the barbeque pork. Your jar looks great! I'm so glad you liked the results too. Now you just have to find a couple of pork shoulder roasts on sale then can up several jars.

Brandy said...

That is very interesting ... looks a bit weird in the jar, but after reading I guess it may just be a decent meal! I need lazy Mom dinner ideas! Thanks.