Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Bourbon-Peach Barbecue Sauce

Summer months are just meant for barbecue. And not just barbecued foods on the grill; your slow cooker can make some mean pulled pork for you as well! This recipe is perfect for a crowd and is great on a kaiser bun with some coleslaw! Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Bourbon-Peach Barbecue Sauce I found this recipe in my Cooking Light magazine, made it over the weekend, and enjoyed it during the week for a quick meal to assemble. I also froze half of the pork to bring to the beach for my extended family to enjoy and it held up great! I changed the recipe a bit because I ended up with a 5.5 pound pork shoulder so I altered the amounts to compensate for that. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Bourbon-Peach Barbecue Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (5 1/2-pound) bone-in pork shoulder roast (Boston butt), trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2/3 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 8 oz jar peach preserves
  • 2 cups vertically sliced onion
  • 8 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 tablespoons cornstarch

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Pasta Rustica with Smoked Mozzarella

If you follow my Facebook page, you may have seen that my recipe for Wild Mushroom Truffled Pizza Topped with a Runny Egg won a recipe contest hosted by Cooking Planit and sponsored by Formaggio Cheese! Not only is my recipe now available through Cooking Planit, but I also won some snazzy prizes, including an amazing assortment of Formaggio products. My fridge is now happily filled with cheese, so I will be posting a few cheesy recipes over the coming weeks.

Pasta Rustica with Smoked Mozzarella

One of the first products I noticed in the basket was Smoked Mozzarella. I’ve had smoked mozzarella in the past and found the flavor to be a bit… overwhelming… so I was interested to see if I could get it to work well in a recipe instead of becoming the only flavor you can taste. But Formaggio’s smoked mozzarella was a pleasant surprise! The smoky flavor is present without being overpowering and works to enhance other flavors instead of covering them up.

Pasta Rustica with Smoked Mozzarella

I found this recipe for Pasta Rustica with Smoked Mozzarella on Bon Appetit and altered the amounts of the ingredients to fit my taste.

 

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz package frozen cheese tortellini
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 12 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup dry vermouth
  • 1 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 8 oz smoked mozzarella, cut into small cubes

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