Winter is here and that means it is time to cook up some comfort! With a polar vortex looming around New England this week, pulled pork and herby biscuits are calling our name. This slow cooked, bone-in pork butt is loaded with flavor thanks to a tasty rub and a bottle of our good friend Sam Adams. Did I mention, prep time is under 5 minutes??? Let your slow cooker do the finessing for the next 8 hours and enjoy the benefits. Our Herby Olivio Biscuits are beautifully flaky and a delicious side to soak in every last bite of snow storm comfort. This dish will be sure to leave you warm from the inside out:)
(yields 1 dozen)
- 2 cups all purpose Flour
- 1 Tbs Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 tsp Fresh Thyme
- 1 tsp Fresh Oregano
- 1 tsp Fresh Margoram
- 6 Tbs or 3 oz Olivio Buttery Spread, very cold
- 2/3 cup Heavy Cream, plus 2 Tbs for basting biscuit tops
- Cracked Pepper
- Preheat oven to 450*.
- Combine Flour, Baking Powder, Salt and Herbs in a food processor and pulse 10 times to incorporate.
- Add Olivio and pulse 10 more times or until “pebbles” begin to form.
- With the food processor running, add the heavy cream and continue to process until dough begins to hold form, about 20 seconds.
- Pour dough ball out onto a floured work surface and roll out 3/4″ thick.
- Using a 2 1/2″ biscuit cutter, cut biscuits and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or a silpat.
- Baste with remaining 2 Tbs Heavy Cream and garnish with cracked pepper.
- Bake 10 minutes or until tops are golden brown and sides are lofty. Serve warm.
LAGER PULLED PORK
- 3 Tbs Paprika
- 2 Tbs Kosher Salt
- 2 Tbs Cracked Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne
- 1 Tbs dried Thyme
- 5 cloves Garlic, crushed
- 1 large Onion, coarsely chopped
- 5-7 lbs Pork Butt Shoulder, bone in
- 1 12 fl oz Sam Adams Lager
- Prepare your rub by mixing the paprika, kosher salt, pepper, cayenne and thyme together in a small bowl.
- On a cutting board, prepare meat by patting dry with paper towels and seasoning generously with rub.
- Place coarsely chopped onion in the bottom of the slow cooker. The onion will act like a flavorful rack for the meat.
- Place the meat on top of the onion. Sprinkle meat generously with the crushed garlic.
- Pour in the bottle of Sam Adams Lager or your favorite good brew.
- Place the lid on the slow cooker and allow to cook until the meat pulls apart with the gentle touch of a fork. I cook my 7 lbs pork butt on low for 8 hours.
- After meat has cooked, carefully remove from slow cooker, leaving juices and onion behind and place on a large sheet pan. Allow to rest 15 minutes and then pull or shred meat with a fork. This meat is so delicious and rich in flavor as it is but it is also yummy with your favorite hot sauce or BBQ sauce too!