A Mountain Man’s Love Affair… {with meat}

Meat 2 - Girls of a Feather

My mountain man has a love affair with our garage freezer. Or should I say, the meat in that freezer. He’ll pull into the garage after work, open it, and simply stand before it all. Then he’ll come in and talk about when our next beef will be ready, and how many deer or elk might fill it up again. I think it’s just primal instinct, his love of meat, and the constant thought of how he’ll fill up that freezer again.

On this week leading up to Father’s Day, the subject of meat just seems natural. So we thought we’d share a good old mountain man meat {man}wich recipe, in case you, too, have a freezer full of it… and in case your mountain man has the same sort of love affair.

This particular recipe calls for pork. It not only packs a bit of heat, but will put a little meat on your bones. And who can resist pulled pork? I cannot, and neither can my mountain man. Not only that, but we put this baby in a crock pot on a Sunday morning, played and lazed the day away, and still had a savory open-faced manwich to greet us that night. Beautiful. This recipe also basically allows you to create your own BBQ sauce, so feel free to add or subtract according to your taste.

If you’re looking for an easy, flavorful, meaty meal for your dude as we approach Father’s Day, this might be an option. Enjoy!

Spicy Pulled Pork {Man}wich

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 lb pork shoulder roast
  • 2 sweet onions, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 14oz can original V8
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  1. Sprinkle both sides of the pork with salt & pepper. In a large skillet, heat a small amount of olive oil over medium-high heat and sear on each side for a few minutes. Move pork to the crock pot.
  2. Add the onions, garlic, chili powder and cayenne to the pan that the pork was in to deglaze, and sauté for a few minutes until onions are translucent. Add 1/4 cup of water to the pan to help loosen the brown bits, and pour everything over the pork in the crock pot.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the V8, brown sugar, cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce, and pour over the pork. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours on low.
  4. With two forks, shred the pork and pour off excess liquid, keeping just enough liquid to keep the pork saucy. Serve on toasted bread as an open faced manwich.

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