Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Slow Roasted Cuban Style Pork with Cumin Flavored Black Beans (crock pot)

As I have mentioned before I am on a tight budget so any way we can save money on our food bill, I am all for! When my local super market advertised pork tenderloin tips buy one package get 3 free, which they do probably once a month I take advantage of it. When I first noticed these deals I did a little research on them. Turns out that this cut of pork is very lean so that makes it even better! Since I started buying it I have come up with many dishes that my family loves. One of course is my healthy pulled pork ( I know pork isn't exactly healthy, however since it is such a lean cut it is the healthiest pulled pork will be.  Another one is my marinated pork fried rice which I will be posting tomorrow! So I wanted to try something different. I have had a large bottle of mojo marinade in my fridge for a while now that I use to marinade chicken with for grilling and it hit me...Cuban pork...YUMM, and what better to go with a Cuban inspired pork than black beans! So this is what I came up with. I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do! 

Slow Roasted Cuban Style Pork with Cumin Flavored Black Beans (crock pot)

for the pork:
5 lb. pork tenderloin tips (you can use pork tenderloin or boston butt if you prefer)
3-4 tbs. adobo seasoning (I use the goya brand)
3/4 cup mojo marinade
optional hot sauce

Season the pork with the adobo seasoning.
Place the pork in the crock pot and pour the mojo on top.
Cover and cook on low for 8 -10 hours.
Remove the pork and drain the fluid. 
You can serve as is however I slightly shredded the pork and topped with a little hot sauce!

for the black beans:
2 cans black beans (do not drain)
2 small yellow onions or 1 large spanish onion, diced and divided 
1/4 cup butter
1 tbs. garlic powder
2-3 tbs. cumin powder
salt to taste

Melt butter in a skillet on med-high until melted.
Saute half of the onion in the skillet until translucent.
Take the garlic powder and cumin and mix it into the onion.
Pour in the black beans and turn the heat down to med-low.
Warm up slowly for about 10 minutes until nice and bubbly!
Serve with your pork or on top or rice if you like topping with the rest of the onion!



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