Hi y’all!!!!!!! Happy Monday. It’s cold, wet, and dreary here in Birmingham, ALA…and it’s a Monday for sure. It’s actually been a good day because I have been so busy all day – which I love – and want to share my dinner recipe for this week. OMG it’s so good. The sauce truly makes it even better. How can you go wrong with pulled pork and avocado and sweet potatoes?! Because if you know me by now you know I typically have my sweet potato fries with dinner because I am obsessed with them!
As always, be sure to buy your pork from a responsible farmer if possible. I like to get meat from Whole Foods for that reason because I know the animal was not factory farmed or fed GMO corn or other foreign ingredients. Quality meat is worth the little extra price!
- 1 Pork shoulder (mine was bone-in, and about 8.5#)
- 1 white onion, chopped
- garlic powder, sea salt, pepper, paprika (to rub on the meat, little dashes of all will do)
- 1 head of organic romaine lettuce
- 1-2 red and orange bell peppers (preferably organic)
For the avocado cream sauce:
- 1 avocado
- Juice of 1 lime
- handful of cilantro
- 4 tomatillos, broiled (remove the skin/outer layer and broil on high for about 8 minutes or so on a baking sheet)
- 2 fresh garlic cloves, minced
- Dash of salt and pepper
Place the onion in the crock pot and stick the pork on top after patting all sides with the seasoning. Cook on low for 10 hours. Then, because the meat is so large, you will have to turn the crockpot on again for another 5-6 hours. The meat should literally fall off the bone and be very tender when it’s ready. When you have reached that point, pull the bone(s) out of the meat and set aside/throw away. Place the meat in a large bowl and shred with two forks. Discard all remaining juices (fat).
for the cream sauce: simply blend all ingredients in a food processor or high powered blender. This will make enough servings to have for multiple nights of dinner – about 6-8 servings!
To make the lettuce wraps: take your romaine lettuce and scoop some meat out (I like to do 5-6 ounces) and place on center of lettuce leaf. Top with fresh sliced red bell pepper and then a dollop or two of the avocado cream sauce. Enjoy!
This will make a lot of servings. Feel free to have lettuce wraps for dinner for a few nights (or feed a whole family for 2-3 nights) as well as take some for lunches too!
Enjoy! And give me some feedback! Are you guys liking my recipes?? Any comments or questions or suggestions? Let me know!