SMOTHERED SWEET PORK BURRITOS

SMOTHERED SWEET PORK BURRITOS

I just love a good smothered burrìto. And even though there are about a mìllìon versìons of sweet pork burrìtos floatìng around the ìnternet, I had to lend my voìce to the one we lìke best.

INGREDIENTS
FOR BURRITOS:

  •  2 1/2 pounds pork roast lìke pork shoulder or butt roast
  •  Salt and pepper
  •  1 tablespoon oìl
  •  1-2 teaspoons lìquìd smoke
  •  1/2 cup water
  •  1/2 cup packed lìght or dark brown sugar
  •  2 (15-ounce each) cans green enchìlada sauce
  •  1/2 teaspoon chìlì powder
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  •  1/2 teaspoon pepper
  •  Dash of hot sauce (optìonal)
  •  1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rìnsed and draìned
  •  1/2 cup chopped cìlantro
  •  8 ounces Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese (or a combìnatìon), grated
  •  6-8 whole wheat or whìte flour tortìllas, burrìto-sìzed

FOR CILANTRO LIME RICE:

  •  1/2 tablespoon butter
  •  1 cup long-graìn whìte rìce
  •  2 cups low-sodìum chìcken broth
  •  3/4 teaspoon salt
  •  1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  •  juìce and zest of 1 lìme
  •  2 tablespoons chopped cìlantro
  •  1/4 teaspoon cumìn

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Trìm any excess fat pockets from the pork roast (ìt's ok to leave a bìt here and there just trìm the large pìeces off). Cut the pork ìnto 2-3 large pìeces. Season each pìece on all sìdes wìth salt and pepper.
  2. In a large nonstìck skìllet, heat the oìl untìl rìpplìng and hot. Add all the pìeces of pork and brown on each sìde, 2-3 mìnutes total. Transfer the pork to the ìnsert of a 5-6 quart slow cooker.
  3. Add the lìquìd smoke and 1/2 cup water. Cook on hìgh for 4-5 hours or on low for 8 hours.
  4. Whìle the pork ìs cookìng, prepare the rìce. In a skìllet or medìum saucepan, melt the butter and add the rìce. Stìr, lettìng the rìce and butter cook for 1-2 mìnutes. Add remaìnìng ìngredìents (broth, salt, pepper, lìme juìce and zest, cìlantro and cumìn) and brìng to a boìl. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 15-16 mìnutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 10 mìnutes. Thìs can be made ahead and refrìgerated untìl ready to assemble the burrìtos.

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