Oct 27, 2014

Looking for a new dish to serve friends and family? Try this delectable pulled pork and corn relish from Craft Beet Market. It's sure to keep everyone warm and full on a cold fall day.

Pilsner Braised Pulled Pork

Good for 3 kg of pork

  • 2 tbs ground coriander
  • 1/2 tbs ground cumin
  • 1/2 tbs oregano leaves
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 lime (zest and juice)
  • 1 tbs chili powder
  • 1 tbs smoked paprika
  • 1 can of chipotle peppers
  • 1 tbs kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1 liter of apple juice
  • 2 liters of Pislner

Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a simmer. Allow to cool. While the liquid is cooling, season the pork with salt and pepper and sear on high heat until golden brown on all sides. Place the cooked pork into a braising dish.

Use a syringe to inject the marinade (now cooled) into the pork at least 15 times, then pour the remaining marinade over the top of the pork (the liquid should come about halfway up the pork). Cover and bake at 275 degrees for 6-8 hours.

Remove from the oven and allow the pork to cool until it's a comfortable temperature for you to handle. Remove the pork from the liquid and place into a baking tray. Using a fork, shred the meat and remove any large deposits of fat.

Strain the liquid and set off to the side - we'll use this later for your pork braising liquid.

Corn Relish
Make this while the pork is cooking, it will allow enough time for all the flavors to blend together nicely

  • 150 grams of corn kernels
  • 1/2 of a small red onion 
  • 1/2 of a small red pepper
  • 2 limes (use the juice from both but only the zest from one)
  • 1 1/2 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper
  • 30 ml of olive oil
  • 1/2 ounce of fresh cilantro

Combine all the ingredients into a large bowl, mix and leave at room temperature for 2 hours. Then cover and refrigerate.

Chipotle BBQ Sauce
To add to the pulled pork

Part A
  • 1/2 of a medium sized white onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbs ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup of lime juice
  • 3 chipotle peppers
  • 2 tbs chili powder
  • 1 tbs paprika
Part B
  • 1 liter of pork braising liquid
  • 1 tbs of tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup
  • 2 tbs kosher salt

Combine all of Part A into a pot and sauté. Then add Part B and let cook for 1 hour. Puree and add to the pulled pork.

To Serve

Grill fresh corn tortillas then place the pulled pork on top. Finish with the corn relish and some fresh cilantro.

How delicious does this sound? Try it tonight and we're sure you'll have everyone asking for the recipe.