Thursday, August 6, 2009

CrockPot Hirino Psito, Slow-Roasted Pork

CrockPot Hirino Psito, Slow-Roasted Pork


  • 3-4 pound boneless pork butt or shoulder
  • 10 whole garlic cloves
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon gluten free Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup beer

Use a 6 quart slow cooker. Put the meat into your crockpot, and pour on dry spices, and brown sugar. Flip the meat over a few times in the stoneware so the spices are kind of stuck to all sides. Peel garlic cloves and add whole. Add Worcestershire sauce, mustard, honey, and cranberries. Top with bay leaves. Pour in the beer.

Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until meat shreds easily with a fork. I cooked on low for 12 hours, and while the meat was tender and flavorful, it did burn a bit on the top and sides. Serve over rice or pasta, or on your favorite sandwich rolls.

Source: Crockpot365 Blogger

My Notes: I liked it, but Dan did not. I thought it was better the second day, reheated with a little barbecue sauce. Honestly, since it was better the second day, I'm not likely to make it again soon. I'd rather just make a pulled pork in the crockpot to begin with...

Sprinkles (California) Cupcake Frosting

At the last GOMOTT meeting one of the girls made cupcakes to share. She bounded over to me and proclaimed she made them just for me. I admit, I felt pretty special. :-) Anyway, I raved over how cute they were and immediately ate one. (I then proceeded to sneak out of the meeting to grab a second one when no one was looking, but don't tell anyone!) I asked her for the frosting recipe, because really, that's why I even eat cupcakes. She shared her recipe with me, and I'm going to share it with you.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting



1. In a bowl, combine butter sugar and salt. Beat until blended.

2. Add the milk and vanilla and beat for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until smooth and creamy.

Source: RecipeZaar

This stuff is great. It's perfect to use when you want to put a fancy decorator tip on a piping bag and decorate away. I only wish I had a picture to share of her cupcakes. So good!