Tuesday, April 19, 2011

PALEO BBQ Pulled Pork and "Biscuits"..whattt?

I put that picture in nice and big first, so you could see it with your own eyes.  Paleo BBQ pulled pork and Biscuits.  For those of you following my blog regularly you saw my post for BBQ sauce yesterday that I got from sonofgrok.com, another primal eating blog.  Well today I threw that Pork Butt in the crock pot at 7am, then went about my day. I am not usually adventurous when it comes to cooking meats.  I've noticed (since my lecture on food poisoning) I tend to overcook meat way too much, so I tend to stick to chicken and sometimes steak.  In the crock pot it really takes alot to "overcook" the meat, since the whole point is to cook it until it breaks apart.  It makes me more comfortable knowing that meat is cooking at a hot enough temperature to kill bacteria, all day.  Anyway, I won't start talking about bacteria before I explain this yummy meal.

So to start, I took one large onion and cut it up into large chunks.  I put half of the chunks in the bottom of the crock pot, put my pork ontop, then topped the pork with the rest of the onion. ( I kept the onion chunks big so I could later take the chunks out, me no likey chunks of onions)  Then I added water to the pot until it was about 2/3 of the way full, add a few dashes of salt if you'd like.  Cover it up set it to low, and you are done for the next 7-8 hours. 

at about 7 hours I took out the pork and Pulled that poor guy to shreds.  This is a little time consuming but it gives you the chance to get rid of all the fat you don't want.  If the fork doen't go easily through some pieces of meat they are probably really fatty and I would toss them, unless you prefer it fatty.
Look at all that protein.  At this point add all the meat back into the crock pot, with all the juices.  I also added a bag of baby carrots at this point too.  I could have put them in from the beginning but it was a last minute addition.
Let cook for another hour or two.  I cooked this for just under 10 hours all together.  Note, you can cook it in the BBQ sauce, or add the BBQ sauce after like I did.  It smelled so good even without the sauce that I left half in the broth with carrots and half I added to the BBQ sauce from yesterday.  If you forgot, here is the recipe from yesterday BBQ Sauce .

Have it plain or BBQ, I couldn't decide so I went for both!

Now what about those biscuits??

Paleo Biscuits (makes 5 small biscuits)
1/4 c coconut flour
1/4 c flax seed meal
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch celtic sea salt
1 egg
1/4 cup vanilla unsweetend almond milk
1 tbs almond butter
**for a little sweetness you can add a tsp or 2 of honey--Or drizzle it ontop when they are warm.
Mix all ingredients together, form small biscuits, and put on coconut oil sprayed cookie sheet.  Bake @ 350 for 15 minutes.
*** note, these don't look that great, but they are yummy and have that flaky biscuit-y texture that goes great with BBQ sauce.  Again, will be really good with some honey drizzled ontop, or a little butter.  The BBQ sauce was sweet enough for me though to dip the biscuits in.
Pulled Pork Sandwhich!  I also wanted to show off my manicure I treated myself to yesterday : )


  1. Two thumbs up!

    My husband, myself, and my youngest daughter loved both of these recipies. My older two weren't a fan of the pork but they're usually not a fan of tomatoe-y foods that aren't ketchup. I should have held some pork aside for them.

    As we were eating my youngest kept calling the biscuits cookies and we realized with some cinnamon and raisins these could easily be faux oatmeal raisin cookies.

    Keep em coming! One thing we were looking for...any good salt free jerky recipies?


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  3. OMG, blog comments aren't my friends. I was trying to correct that I should have written that my oldest "weren't fans" and "not fans". Sorry for the multiple comments trying to get my thoughts out haha.

  4. haha thats ok margaret, it seems many people have trouble with the comments section! I have yet to buy a meat dehydrator, a toy I can't wait to purchase. But my friend and fellow paleo blogger Deb Bouzzi has a recipe posted here is her blog site http://paleocookinggarlicmig.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-jerky-time.html

  5. Thank you, I'll check it out. A dehydrator is dangerous. We bought one from Cabellas and we'll make a ton of jerky and eat it way too fast. So far we've only tried sprinkling the meat with various peppers or Mrs. Dash but I definitely think letting the meat sit over night with some rub would work much better.