Friday, June 22, 2012

Spicy Shredded Pork- PW Style

I have to preface this whole post by saying that I knew better.  Anything with the word 'spicy' in the title isn't for my husband.  

I even left out the word 'spicy' when he asked me 'what's for dinner?'  

"Oh honey, we're having shredded pork.  Doesn't that sound yummy?"

But, when it came down to it; the recipe was way too spicy for my Maintenance Man and the 5 year old.  

Kolby is 9 and had no problem with it.  He just kept drinking his V8 Fusion and adding more cheese. :)  My Maintenance Man must have a baby mouth.

How can one get through life; IN TEXAS, and not eat hot stuff?  

He did say that the chipotle added wonderful flavor; it was just too hot.  I know he liked it because he asked me to make a to-go plate so he could take it to a couple of guys at work.  Now, that's saying something. 

So, here goes: 

I followed Ree's recipe.  I call her Ree because we're tight like that. 

She has absolutely NO idea who I am.  So, I wonder, with that being said, if I should call her Mrs. Drummond?  Or perhaps HRH Pioneer Woman?  hmmmm.  

But, I digress.   

My changes were: 

My pork roast was only 3 pounds, I only used about 1/4 of a can of chipotles, and I used 3 TBS of brown sugar.  

As you can see, I served ours on buns, with Colby Jack cheese.  

These were soooo good!  I cannot wait to make them again.  I need to find a new way though; without the chipotle.  

Any suggestions?  How to keep the flavor, but take the 'hot' out?  

I'm scared about tonight's dish, too. I already have Salsa Lime Chicken in the crock pot.  

AHHH! I'll let ya know, Monday how that turned out.  

See y'all then.  Have a safe weekend!


  1. Yum ... I'd have to cut down the chipotle for my family too .... Maybe a little steak sauce for the smoky flavor and just a few dashes of Tabasco or other hot sauce if you wanted any heat?! Hmmmm ... not really sure though!

  2. I just read this recipe of Ree's recently and I thought that I would have to cut back on the chipotle even as much as I like things pretty spicy. So if you used 1/4 can of the peppers then I better do the same. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Have you ever tried cumin? It's used a lot in Mexican dishes. Adds a smokey flavor but no heat. Your sandwich looks so good it's making me hungry:)

  4. Dana @ Simply You and MeJune 22, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Thanks guys for the suggestions! I like the thought of using steak sauce. Thought about some BBQ sauce too; actually that was hubby's suggestion. Cumin would be a great addition as well!


  5. oh laawwrrrddyyyy that looks so dadgum good!!!!!
    Xo; Amanda

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