After returning home I located a recipe on-line that Sara Moulton had presented on her cooking show. Now, Sara Moulton has introduced me to some good recipes! After making her Shredded Pork I knew that I would surprise my sons!
The next time my younger son was home for a mini vacation, I made Sara’s recipe. On the afternoon he headed back to the city, we had Shredded Pork topped with a dollop of Sour Cream on a Water Roll. It was easy and it tasted so good before we got in our car and headed south for the train station. This became a tradition - the best!
Below is Sara Moulton’s recipe that my family has enjoyed now for many years. I use Garlic Powder and Dehydrated Onions, so I combine Step #1 and Step #2 and omit the Olive Oil.
Shredded Pork – Sara Moulton
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons ketchup-style chili sauce
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
3/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (12-ounce) pork tenderloin, halved crosswise – ( I also cut in large chunks.)
1. Cook onion and garlic in oil in a 3 to 4-quart heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring, until golden, about 8 minutes.
2. Stir in remaining ingredients except pork, and simmer, covered, 10 minutes.
3. Add pork and simmer, covered, turning occasionally, until tender, about 45 minutes.
4. Transfer pork with tongs to a cutting board.
5. When pork is cool enough to handle, shred lengthwise with your fingers or 2 forks and add to sauce. Simmer, stirring, just until pork is heated through.
6. Serve on a Water Roll topped with Sour Cream.
Have you ever tried it? When everything is in the pot simmering, your kitchen will smell so good! An extra napkin or two is needed, but it is worth it! We will be enjoying this before the Super Bowl! I already made the Cole Slaw!