Terlingua Dreams

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

It was to die for! :-)

Mother and I finally tried the pulled pork that Cliff and his lovely wife graciously shared with us.  It was absolutely to die for!  This was the first time either one of us had eaten it.  The expertise of the cook had a lot to do with it because the pork just melted in your mouth.  Thank you both :-)

It has been hot even though the high officially was only 87 and the low 64.  It was very sticky, humid and those winds just made it unbearable gusting from the ESE at 26 mph.  Good day to stay inside if you could.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

12 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

    Now if I could just get you to try that smoked meatloaf....

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    1. Won't try moked meatloaf? Some of the best meatloaf ever has been when I smoked it!

      I smoked meatballs one day on my Weber for the spaghetti that night, unbelievable...

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    2. Cliff, I had no idea the meatloaf was smoked!

      When I was a kid a family friend would invite us over and she always made meatloaf but in the oven. She was a really nice lady but her meatloaf was dry and not very good.

      As an adult I was invited to a get together where once again they served almost uneatable meatloaf...that is the reason why I have avoided it.

      But you have proofed you are good cook...I would eat yours!

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  2. Did you pulled pork come with slaw on it? Now, that's to die for.

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    1. On your recommendation we got HEB cole slaw to go with it as we do not know how to make it ourselves.

      Perhaps I should re-phrase that and say...Mom does not know how to make it...as we all know I am worthless in the kitchen :-(

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  3. Rob - I had no idea the meatloaf was smoked. My experience has been with oven baked meatloaf.

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  4. MsB, let me tell ya something bout pulled pork. If'n ya was to cut it up with a knife in little pieces, the flavor is left on the cut'n board an' the knife. But if'n ya pull it apart with a couple forks, all the flavor remains in the meat. Yum yum boy howdy.

    Bout smoked meatloaf, I'm like you. I ate so much dry meatloaf I don't waste my time on it no more. Eat a hamburger instead.

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    1. Never, ever, cut pulled pork. It's called "pulled" for a reason. If'n it don't fall apart on it's own, it ain't done. Put it back on the smoker!

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  5. The things I do to keep it from drying out:

    First is use 3:1 ratio of ground beef to sausage. The fat in the sausage is the key. I also put a bacon lattice on top of the loaf. Mmmmmm....Bacon!

    Smoke it in a foil pan to keep the juice in. Just sitting it on the rack lets it drip down into the smoker. Juice in the bottom of the smoker is wasted flavor.

    After the center comes up to temperature, get it off the smoker and wrap the pan and all in a big towel and let it sit for at least a 1/2 hour. Draws all that juicy goodness back into the meat.

    Lastly, get it in vacuum bags ASAP unless you're gonna eat it right away.

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    1. Thank for sharing this tips with us. The meatloaf I have eaten in the past was just plain old ground beef with catsup (that is the way they cooked it).

      It did not have sausage or bacon...that would have made all the difference in the world!

      Unfortunately my childhood and adult experiences with dried meatloaf have made me leery. Maybe if they had prepared it like you do I would not have been left traumatized like I was...:D

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    2. Darn, what is wrong with me today? Maybe got a bit too much sleep?

      Meant to say:

      "Thanks for sharing these tips with us."

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  6. My meatloaf is not dry, I add an egg, and milk. Catsup on the top. Old Betty Crocker recipe.

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