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Bready or Not: Cato BBQ Rib Rub

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Blog, Bready or Not, gluten-free, healthier, main dish, pork | Comments Off on Bready or Not: Cato BBQ Rib Rub

Today I’m providing my personal favorite, tested-a-gazillion times rub recipe for pork ribs.

Bready or Not: Cato BBQ Rib Rub

How you cook the ribs is up to you. My husband has a smoker, so he smokes these things for hours for delicious, succulent results.

Bready or Not: Cato BBQ Rib Rub

However, using this rub, you could barbecue ribs on a grill, or bake them in the oven. The choice is yours!

Bready or Not: Cato BBQ Rib Rub

The amounts stated in this recipe will cover about 5 pounds of meat. If you have leftover mix that hasn’t been in contact with raw meat, jar it and save it for later. You can also double or triple the recipe with that in mind.

Bready or Not: Cato BBQ Rib Rub

I have made this with several types of paprika. I favor smoked paprika, but all kinds worked well. I have also made this with fresh oregano and dried. You could certainly substitute or add other herbs, too.

Bready or Not: Cato BBQ Rib Rub

Whenever I find ribs on a good sale, we use this recipe. It’s one we often make for when company comes over, too. Everyone leaves full and happy!

Bready or Not: Cato BBQ Rib Rub

Bready or Not: Cato BBQ Rib Rub

A Bready or Not Original! This rub mix will cover about 5 pounds of your favorite pork ribs; baby back ribs are excellent. If you have leftover mix that hasn’t been in contact with raw meat, jar it and save it for later! You can double or triple the recipe with that in mind.

To intensify flavor, rub the meat and stash it in the fridge for a few hours before cooking.

  • 2 Tablespoons paprika, any variety
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano or 1/2 Tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon ground coffee
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Combine rub ingredients well, making sure to break up any clumps. Coat the meat, front and back.

Cook ribs as desired: smoke, grill, or bake.

OM NOM NOM!

 

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Bready or Not: Slow Cooker Verde Pork Loin

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Blog, Bready or Not, crock pot, main dish, pork | Comments Off on Bready or Not: Slow Cooker Verde Pork Loin

Since March is all about green, let’s start off the month with some colorful meat! This verde pork loin recipe, originally posted at the Holy Taco Church, creates delicious and versatile protein.

Bready or Not: Slow Cooker Verde Pork Loin for Tacos & more

My slow cooker is one of my best friends, a friend that cooks up loads of food to feeds us for days. It works miracle when I’m writing on a deadline. This meat recipe reminds me a lot of posole, that luscious green Mexican stew.

Bready or Not: Slow Cooker Verde Pork Loin for Tacos & more

This dish, though, focuses on the meat. This lets you be flexible. You can eat it on a plate with a vegetable side. Or on a salad. Shred it in tacos, burritos, or in a nice oozy quesadilla. Throw it on a Mexican pizza, or load it on nachos.

Bready or Not: Slow Cooker Verde Pork Loin for Tacos & more

With good, tasty meat, you can find your bliss in many ways.

Plus, this is great to freeze in a larger dish or in personal portions. Make it last as long as possible!

 

Bready or Not: Slow Cooker Verde Pork Loin

Bready or Not: Slow Cooker Verde Pork Loin for Tacos & more

This slow cooker recipe takes minutes to prepare and makes a delicious pot of green, shredded pork. It’s awesome in taco shells, tortillas, salads, quesadillas, enchiladas, Mexican pizza, etc. Freeze leftovers for later enjoyment!

  • 3-4 pound boneless pork loin (shoulder works, though it's much fattier)
  • 1 15-16 ounce jar salsa verde (green salsa)
  • cumin
  • salt
  • pepper
  • yellow or white onion

Slice onion and place it in bottom of crock pot. Trim excess fat from pork and place it atop the onion. Sprinkle with cumin, salt, and pepper. Pour the full jar of salsa over the meat.

Cook in crock pot for 8 to 10 hours on low, or 4 to 5 hours on high. About 30 minutes before eating time, shred the pork. Make sure it's all submerged in the sauce and keep on warm setting until meal time.

This verde pork is awesome in taco shells, tortillas, salads, quesadillas, enchiladas, Mexican pizza, etc. It makes for happy leftovers, too.

OM NOM NOM!

 

Bready or Not: Slow Cooker Verde Pork Loin for Tacos & more

 

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