Thursday, November 5, 2009

Foodie Friday ~ Pulled Pork Barbecue ~ Baked Pumpkin ~ Pumpkin Pie Bites

This is what I made for Halloween Dinner. It was fabulous. I put the pork butt in the oven at 6:30 am Saturday morning. It made the whole house smell wonderful!
Pork Roast in the oven and then shredded.

I used the "Slider" buns from Pepperidge Farm. This is the first time I saw them. I have been looking for them for months. Very yummy and perfect for my sandwiches!

Pulled Pork Barbecue
Recipe courtesy ~ Tyler Florence
Dry Rub:
3 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon dry mustard
3 tablespoons coarse sea salt

1 (5 to 7 pound) pork roast, preferably shoulder or Boston butt

Cider-Vinegar Barbecue Sauce:
1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
1 cup yellow or brown mustard
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Pan drippings from the pork

12 hamburger buns
1 recipe Cole Slaw, recipe follows

Mix the paprika, garlic powder, brown sugar, dry mustard, and salt together in a small bowl. Rub the spice blend all over the pork. cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hours, or up to overnight.
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Put the pork in a roasting pan and roast it for about 6 hours. An instant-read thermometer stuck into the thickest part of the pork should register 170 degrees F, but basically, what you want to do is to roast it until it's falling apart.
White the pork is roasting make the barbecue sauce. Combine the vinegar, mustard, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, salt, cayenne, and black pepper in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer gently, stirring, for 10 minutes until the sugar dissolves. Take it off the heat and let it sit until you're ready for it. When the pork is done, take it out of the oven and put it on a large platter. Allow the meat to rest for about 10 minutes. While it's resting, deglaze the pan over medium heat with 3/4 cup water, scrapping with a wooden spoon to pick up all of the browned bits. Reduce by about half. Pour that into the saucepan with the sauce and cook 5 minutes.
While the pork is still warm, you want to "pull" the meat: Grab 2 forks, Using 1 to steady the meat, use the other to "pull" shreds of meat off the roast. Put the shredded pork in a bowl and pour half of the sauce over. Stir it all up well so that the pork is coated with the sauce.
To serve, spoon the pulled pork mixture onto the bottom half of each hamburger bun, and top with some slaw.

Cole Slaw:
1 head green cabbage, shredded
2 carrots, grated
1 red onion, thinly sliced
2 green onions (white and green parts), chopped
1 fresh red chile, sliced
1 1/1 cups mayonnaise
1/4 cups Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 lemon, juiced
Pinch sugar
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
Several dashes hot sauce
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Combine the cabbage, carrots, red onion, green onions, and chile in a large bowl. In another bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, and sugar. pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss gently to mix. Season the cole slaw with the celery seed, hot sauce, salt, and black pepper. Chill for 2 hours in the refrigerator before serving.

I just loved my Halloween flowers. They had sparkles on the purple flowers. As you can see.......I also made homemade Carmel Corn. If you are interested my Carmel Corn recipe is from a past post.

This is the homemade slaw to go on top of the pulled pork.

Pie pumpkins cut in fourth. Add butter, brown sugar, nuts and pumpkin pie spice. Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes.

These are "Pumpkin Pie Bites". I got the recipe from Bakerella.
Pumpkin Pie Bites
2 refrigerated ready-to-roll pie crusts
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Use circle cookie cutter to cut 12 pumpkins shapes from each pie crust. You will need to roll the dough thinner than it comes out of the box.
Press dough shapes into a 24 cup mini muffin tray. (Make 12 at a time, alternating cups to make sure pie crust don't overlap each other.)
Apply egg whites from one egg to the top edges of each pie.
Mix cream cheese, sugar, canned pumpkin, remaining 2 eggs, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice together until thoroughly combined.
Spoon mixture into each pie crust.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Remove pies to cool and repeat with second pie crust. Place the muffin tray in the freezer to cool it quickly for re-use.
Makes 24 pies. Keep refrigerated.
Then I added whipped cream on top.

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NM said...

Oh wow, I absolutely LOVE pulled pork but never knew how to make it! This looks so delicious! Thank you so much for these great recipes-Can I come to your place next Halloween!!!
Best wishes, NM.

Haden News said...

Great looking dinner! I haven't made many of Tyler Florence recipes, not sure why because I love his cooking show! This pulled pork looks really good - you'd be a good Southern Girl!! lol

Shauna said...

These recipes look so good. I love Tyler!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I would love everything about this meal. I can almost smell it now!

Joyce said...

I could eat those pumpkin bites in one sitting:)

Mary said...

Aren't the slider buns terrific? This is a terrific dinner. The pork looks especially good. Thanks for this wonderful post. Have a great day.

Anita said...

Sounds so good! We do pulled pork but in the crockpot. I'll have to give your recipe a try!

~Country Lady~ said...

The pulled pork barbecue sounds divine. My son is a barbecue guru. He prepares all his barbecue in a smoker. His rub and barbecue sauce are very similar. Nice to know you can do the butt in the oven....for mom (me) who doesn't like to fire up the smoker and smell like smoke all day!! Thanks for sharing. Sliders are the "thing" today!

Amy said...

Your menu looks unbelievably yummy. How did you know that I love pulled pork with to have the coleslaw. I have never tried to make pulled pork myself, but I think I will give your recipe a try. It looks yummy and easy. Love the slider buns too. I didn't know that anyone made them. What a great idea! Amy :)

Kate said...

I absolutely love pulled pork! This looks wonderful to me.

I love coleslaw! It doesn't love me....I seem to ruin coleslaw. If I am making it, it will always be a disaster. I am going to try once again to be successful! (How can one ruin something so simple?!)