|Where I do my grocery shopping, pork can be a super deal. And I like to keep my pig farmer friend, Joe, in business. What to do with all that pork in a huge package? I hate it when I throw it in the freezer, only to pull it out a few weeks later and I only want 3 strips of those 10 super-frozen-together chunks - you know my dilemma. But when it's $1.19 a pound, and cheaper than hamburger (which really isn't all that cheap!), I'm going with it! Here's what I do:|
|Take a few strips and cut them with a kitchen sheers into bite-size chunks, and put them in a freezer container.|
|Season them real good so the meat can soak in the flavor while it sits in the freezer and dreams about the warmth of an oven. I use seasoned meat tenderizer and onion powder. Then in the future you can just grab it out of the freezer and dump it in a skillet for some quick stir fry! Big time saver!!|
|I pull out a portion for one meal and wrap it up real good in plastic wrap and label it. Might want to toss it into a zip lock bag too for extra insurance against freezer burn.|
My hubby's favorite way to eat this pork:
I take about 3 strips of this bone-in rib meat or shoulder meat and put it in a slow cooker (not a crock pot, I use an ancient old plug-in slow cooker) and pour barbecue sauce all over the pork. Sometimes I use ketchup and honey or brown sugar. Cook it all day. The bottom will get an almost crispy texture. Mmmm. It just melts in your mouth! My 2 and 4 year old love it too! I usually serve it with rice, as the extra sauce from the pan is great poured over it.