I'm spoiled, I know.
And I love it!
I had three pork tenderloins sitting in my fridge that were needing to be cooked ASAP. Because I knew it would be way more food than we could eat in a couple of meals, I needed to make something that would freeze beautifully. And because I live in Texas (and love me some Tex-Mex), I wanted to prepare the meat in such a way that it would be extremely versatile. The decision: a 'fake-out' version of carnitas.
When time was up and I removed the lid, this is what I saw...
Not the most beautiful looking meat ever, but holy moly it smelled wonderful! It was so tender, it started to fall apart as I removed it from the slow-cooker. Mmmmmm...
After shredding the pork and tasting it, I realized two things: 1) it was pretty spicy and 2) it was a little dry. The solution? Adding a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes and what was left of the beer I was drinking.
For dinner I served it with fresh-sliced avocados, corn tortillas and seasoned sour cream.
Even though we both ate until we were stuffed, there was tons left over. Seriously, probably enough to feed 8 more people.
My dear friends, M & K, had given me a Food Saver for Christmas and I have not used it yet, but with all of this leftover pork, I figured this was the perfect time to try it out.
I was more than a little apprehensive, but it I just followed the directions closely and everything turned out beautifully!
Now, what to do with all of that delicious leftover pork in my freezer?