Chipotle Pork

As the days get shorter and the air gets crisp, slow-cooked dinners are what I crave.  Despite craving comfort food, I still want it to be healthy.  Chipotle pork is the epitome of healthy comfort food.

I served this dinner after spending a Saturday afternoon watching football.  Simply prepare the marinade and let the Boston butt marinate for an hour or more.  Sear the meat in a large Dutch oven and then let the oven do the rest.

The pork is cooked until it’s so tender it falls off the bone.  I shredded our pork and served it over rice so that none of the flavor was lost.  To the rice, I added some parsley for freshness.  I find that any slow-cooked dinner needs to be brightened in some way.  And for some green, a side salad.  Romaine lettuce tossed with orange segments and avocado.

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The chipotles add smoky heat (not spicy heat) that is mellowed out by the lime juice and cinnamon.  The smell of this pork cooking will have you watching the timer waiting for it to hit 00:00.

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Comfort food at it’s best.

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