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Burritos with Pork Carnitas

2 Aug

We love a good burrito in my household. I’ve tried lots of different combinations, most of which I have shared on here. Tonight, we did a new combination and here it is!

Burritos with Pork Carnitas

Burritos with Pork Carnitas

– Large, burrito-size flour tortillas
Cilantro-Lime Rice
 1 can black beans
Pork Carnitas (My pork butt wasn’t boneless, I didn’t cut it up, and cooked it in the slow cooker on low for 8 hours. Still did the broiler part, the crispness is the best part!)
– Shredded cheese
– Salsa (I really wanted pico de gallo, but wasn’t up to making it and couldn’t find it at the store I went to today!)

Heat each tortilla for a few seconds on each side in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Remove tortilla, and spoon in some of each of the fillings listed above. Roll the bottom of the tortilla over the fillings, fold in the sides, and continue to roll. I made 8 burritos, although the last 2 were a little skimpy on the black beans.

Finished Burritos with Pork Carnitas

Zaycon Foods BBQ and Bacon Events

19 Jun

Last month, Zaycon Foods had a BBQ foods event and I’m just getting around to posting the pictures!  The event included bacon-wrapped pork fillets, Gold Medal beef hot dogs, Gold Medal Polska kielbasa sausages, and pork loin “meaty” back ribs.  I really wanted to get all of it, but settled on the bacon-wrapped pork fillets and the beef hot dogs.

The bacon-wrapped pork fillets came frozen in a 10 pound box, which was 30 fillets, for $39.90 ($3.99/lb).  I split this case with a friend, so we each got 15.  Here is how the case looked:

Zaycon Foods Bacon-Wrapped Pork FilletsAt first, they seemed a little smaller than I was expecting, but actually, they are a perfect size.  I grilled these about a week after getting them, and they were really good.  My husband put his in a bun and had it like a sandwich.  I just cut mine and ate it.  Looking forward to enjoying the rest of these soon!

The Gold Medal beef hot dogs came frozen in a 10 pound package as well, which was 50 hot dogs.  It was $29.90, or $2.99/lb.  I kept this whole case myself, wishing I had gotten another!  Love these hot dogs, they are so good!  Here is how the case looked:

Zaycon Foods Gold Medal Beef Hot DogsThere was a little freezer burn on them, but while I had them out to re-package, some of that melted away.  I put them in packages of 4 and packages of 8.  We’re a family of 4, so I did the 4 for when I grill the hot dogs with something else, like brats or burgers, and the 8 for when we have just hot dogs or friends over.

Today, was the pick up for the fresh premium hickory smoked bacon event.  And, just in time because I’m down to my last couple packages of bacon.  They made some changes from the last event, the bacon is fresh, but was delivered frozen.  Which is fine because it all went in the freezer anyway since I still have some from the last event to use.  It was also packaged differently.  Last time, it was in two 15 pound packages, and this time there were twelve 3 pound packages.  Their reason for this was to make it easier to share the case with friends and family.  I haven’t decided if I will re-package this or not.  I’m sure we could eat 3 pounds of bacon at once, but I don’t think we should!   Anyway, there were 36 pounds total, and it cost $125.64, or $3.49/lb.  I shared this case with a friend, and here is my share of the bacon:

Zaycon Foods Premium Hickory Smoked Bacon


Next month, they have a chicken tender event and a ground beef event scheduled.  Definitely getting the ground beef, still undecided on the chicken tenders.



Slow Cooker Spicy 9 Bean and Pork Soup

4 Jun

Last fall, on my trip to Willcox, one of the stops was the Bonita Bean Company.  I have been using the pinto beans I purchased to make Refried Beans, but I also had gotten a 9 bean mix I still needed to use.

9 Bean mix from Bonita BeanIt is a 20 ounce bag containing pinto, cranberry, light red kidney, yellow, black, small red, pink, navy, and Great Northern.  I had a pork tenderloin in the freezer to use, along with some green chile and onion, and decided that all would make a good soup.  And, with beans taking so long to cook, I decided the slow cooker was the way to go to make this.  My older daughter and I thought it turned out really well, in fact, we both had a second helping!  Even though I have it labeled as spicy, it’s a  low level of heat, but still a little on the spicy side.  If you don’t have a bean mix, you can make a mix of your own, a great way to use up small amounts of different kinds of beans!

Slow Cooker Spicy 9 Bean and Pork Soup

Slow Cooker 9 Bean and Pork Soup

What you need:

3 cups of a dry bean mix
1 1/2 pounds pork roast or tenderloin, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced green chiles
2 cups diced tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt

How to make it:

Put beans in a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker.  Add pork next, then the remaining ingredients.  Cook on high for 5-7 hours, or until beans are tender.

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