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    zxcvbob Guest

    Default I need some ideas for ground pork

    Church potluck is tomorrow. I was gonna make lasagna again but Wife
    says I make that too often. The corner supermarket has pork shoulders
    on sale for $1.39 a pound, so I just bought one. It's about 7.5 pounds.
    I am planning to grind it up like hamburger... and then what?

    I'm kind of thinking meatballs and spicy barbecue sauce. I've never
    made meatballs with ground pork, but it ought to work. (Martha Stewart
    has a recipe, not that I need a recipe for meatballs)

    So unless somebody has a better idea, I will grind the roast and make
    meatballs, bake them, then transfer to a crockpot with some
    sweet-and-hot bottled BBQ sauce.

    I would welcome a better idea.

    Thanks,
    Bob

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    Susan Guest

    Default Re: I need some ideas for ground pork

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    On 10/13/2012 6:12 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
    > Church potluck is tomorrow. I was gonna make lasagna again but Wife says
    > I make that too often. The corner supermarket has pork shoulders on sale
    > for $1.39 a pound, so I just bought one. It's about 7.5 pounds. I am
    > planning to grind it up like hamburger... and then what?
    >
    > I'm kind of thinking meatballs and spicy barbecue sauce. I've never made
    > meatballs with ground pork, but it ought to work. (Martha Stewart has a
    > recipe, not that I need a recipe for meatballs)
    >
    > So unless somebody has a better idea, I will grind the roast and make
    > meatballs, bake them, then transfer to a crockpot with some
    > sweet-and-hot bottled BBQ sauce.
    >
    > I would welcome a better idea.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Bob


    Asian meat balls, with a lite soy/sesame oil dipping sauce, maybe?

    You can google around for recipes and then wing it... here's one:

    http://eatandrelish.com/2012/03/09/o...ted-asparagus/


    Susan

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    merryb Guest

    Default Re: I need some ideas for ground pork

    On Oct 13, 3:12*pm, zxcvbob <zxcv...@charter.net> wrote:
    > Church potluck is tomorrow. *I was gonna make lasagna again but Wife
    > says I make that too often. *The corner supermarket has pork shoulders
    > on sale for $1.39 a pound, so I just bought one. *It's about 7.5 pounds..
    > * I am planning to grind it up like hamburger... and then what?
    >
    > I'm kind of thinking meatballs and spicy barbecue sauce. *I've never
    > made meatballs with ground pork, but it ought to work. *(Martha Stewart
    > has a recipe, not that I need a recipe for meatballs)
    >
    > So unless somebody has a better idea, I will grind the roast and make
    > meatballs, bake them, then transfer to a crockpot with some
    > sweet-and-hot bottled BBQ sauce.
    >
    > I would welcome a better idea.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Bob


    Lettuce wraps?

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: I need some ideas for ground pork

    "Mark Thorson" wrote in message news:[email protected]..

    zxcvbob wrote:
    >
    > So unless somebody has a better idea, I will grind the roast and make
    > meatballs, bake them, then transfer to a crockpot with some
    > sweet-and-hot bottled BBQ sauce.
    >
    > I would welcome a better idea.


    Isn't shoulder used for pulled pork? You could
    use that for tacos. I've cut up pork shoulder
    for stir-fry, but that's a lot of work. Not the
    stir-fry, it's cutting the meat from the bone
    and tendon. Once that's done, it's very good meat
    for stir-fry. I'd marinate it first in soy sauce,
    ginger, and star anise.

    ****************

    Sheesh, haven't you ever heard of a [church] pot luck? They're not going to
    provide him with the facilities to do stir-fry for who knows how many
    people. I cannot imagine stir-fried anything transporting well to another
    location in a crock pot or anything else.

    I believe if he grinds the pork roast it should be just fine for making
    meatballs smothered in sauce.

    Jill


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    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: I need some ideas for ground pork

    merryb wrote:
    > Lettuce wraps?


    That would be a little too weird, unfortunately. This is a tiny church,
    full of very old people.

    I may hold some back to try lettuce wraps at home.

    Thanks,
    Bob

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    pamjd Guest

    Default Re: I need some ideas for ground pork

    will you be using grape jelly in that meat ball sauce


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    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: I need some ideas for ground pork

    pamjd wrote:
    > will you be using grape jelly in that meat ball sauce


    No. I might use a can of cranberry sauce, but probably not.

    Bob

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    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: I need some ideas for ground pork

    zxcvbob wrote:
    >
    > So unless somebody has a better idea, I will grind the roast and make
    > meatballs, bake them, then transfer to a crockpot with some
    > sweet-and-hot bottled BBQ sauce.
    >
    > I would welcome a better idea.


    Isn't shoulder used for pulled pork? You could
    use that for tacos. I've cut up pork shoulder
    for stir-fry, but that's a lot of work. Not the
    stir-fry, it's cutting the meat from the bone
    and tendon. Once that's done, it's very good meat
    for stir-fry. I'd marinate it first in soy sauce,
    ginger, and star anise.

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: I need some ideas for ground pork

    zxcvbob <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Church potluck is tomorrow. I was gonna make lasagna again but Wife
    > says I make that too often. The corner supermarket has pork shoulders
    > on sale for $1.39 a pound, so I just bought one. It's about 7.5
    > pounds. I am planning to grind it up like hamburger... and then what?
    >
    > I'm kind of thinking meatballs and spicy barbecue sauce. I've never
    > made meatballs with ground pork, but it ought to work. (Martha
    > Stewart has a recipe, not that I need a recipe for meatballs)
    >
    > So unless somebody has a better idea, I will grind the roast and make
    > meatballs, bake them, then transfer to a crockpot with some
    > sweet-and-hot bottled BBQ sauce.
    >
    > I would welcome a better idea.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Bob


    If it was up to me they would be eating carnitas or pork green chili.

    Do you have a grill or smoker? Even a grill will work, with indirect heat on
    both sides underneath. Or you can just do it on one side. Rotate the grill
    rack every once in a while to get an even char and flip it so it gets about
    twice as much "face time" down towards the fire on the fat side as the lean.
    Put a drip pan between the two piles of charcoal, add a few chunks of wood,
    damp it down to low temp, and walk away for a few hours.

    Now, you've got the necessary wood smoke flavor on the meat. even if you
    don't want to spend many more hours waiting on it in a smoker, you can just
    wrap it in foil with a little brown sugar and some barbecue sauce, and cook
    to about 200F internal in your oven. Voila.... shred and you've got
    barbecued pulled pork. Or, just let them rip it apart at the potluck.

    MartyB



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    merryb Guest

    Default Re: I need some ideas for ground pork

    On Oct 13, 4:18*pm, zxcvbob <zxcv...@charter.net> wrote:
    > merryb wrote:
    > > Lettuce wraps?

    >
    > That would be a little too weird, unfortunately. *This is a tiny church,
    > full of very old people.
    >
    > I may hold some back to try lettuce wraps at home.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Bob


    Yeah, probably not the best pot luck idea.

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: I need some ideas for ground pork

    On Sat, 13 Oct 2012 15:41:46 -0800, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >zxcvbob wrote:
    >>
    >> So unless somebody has a better idea, I will grind the roast and make
    >> meatballs, bake them, then transfer to a crockpot with some
    >> sweet-and-hot bottled BBQ sauce.
    >>
    >> I would welcome a better idea.

    >
    >Isn't shoulder used for pulled pork? You could
    >use that for tacos. I've cut up pork shoulder
    >for stir-fry, but that's a lot of work. Not the
    >stir-fry, it's cutting the meat from the bone
    >and tendon.


    How is that different work from preparing that meat to grind? This is
    another of those church feeds like the last one with ham... where
    often the cheap comes out expensive... soon we will hear how this one
    cut of pork has to feed like 90 people. For a large crowd I'd be
    thinking trimming well, dicing small, marinating, then fry the dice
    till brown n' crisp and blend with yellow rice and beans with onions,
    garlic, and appropriate herbs/spices, think Goya Sazon. There isn't a
    lot of lean meat on a pork shoulder, what meat there is is good meat
    but there's mostly fat and bone. If ambitious, while the meat
    marinates prepare a stock from the bone for cooking the rice. The
    hunks of fat will feed the birds.

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    graham Guest

    Default Re: I need some ideas for ground pork


    "zxcvbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Church potluck is tomorrow. I was gonna make lasagna again but Wife says
    > I make that too often. The corner supermarket has pork shoulders on sale
    > for $1.39 a pound, so I just bought one. It's about 7.5 pounds. I am
    > planning to grind it up like hamburger... and then what?
    >
    > I'm kind of thinking meatballs and spicy barbecue sauce. I've never made
    > meatballs with ground pork, but it ought to work. (Martha Stewart has a
    > recipe, not that I need a recipe for meatballs)
    >
    > So unless somebody has a better idea, I will grind the roast and make
    > meatballs, bake them, then transfer to a crockpot with some sweet-and-hot
    > bottled BBQ sauce.
    >
    > I would welcome a better idea.
    >

    Tourtière, the classic pie from Quebec.



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    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: I need some ideas for ground pork

    Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > On Sat, 13 Oct 2012 15:41:46 -0800, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> zxcvbob wrote:
    >>> So unless somebody has a better idea, I will grind the roast and
    >>> make meatballs, bake them, then transfer to a crockpot with some
    >>> sweet-and-hot bottled BBQ sauce.
    >>>
    >>> I would welcome a better idea.

    >> Isn't shoulder used for pulled pork? You could use that for tacos.
    >> I've cut up pork shoulder for stir-fry, but that's a lot of work.
    >> Not the stir-fry, it's cutting the meat from the bone and tendon.
    >>

    >
    > How is that different work from preparing that meat to grind? This
    > is another of those church feeds like the last one with ham... where
    > often the cheap comes out expensive... soon we will hear how this
    > one cut of pork has to feed like 90 people. For a large crowd I'd be
    > thinking trimming well, dicing small, marinating, then fry the dice
    > till brown n' crisp and blend with yellow rice and beans with onions,
    > garlic, and appropriate herbs/spices, think Goya Sazon. There isn't
    > a lot of lean meat on a pork shoulder, what meat there is is good
    > meat but there's mostly fat and bone. If ambitious, while the meat
    > marinates prepare a stock from the bone for cooking the rice. The
    > hunks of fat will feed the birds.



    I said it was a 7.5 pound roast but I was wrong, it was 8.7 pounds. I
    got a little over 7 pounds of ground pork, and a bone and some scraps.
    I gave a few tidbits to the dogs and the rest are simmering to make a
    broth. (for beans or vegetable soup or something)

    I bought some cheap nasty frozen beef patties a month ago. I crumbled
    and cooked a pound and a half of them, and drained off the fat. I
    grated an onion and 4 or 5 slices of bread and mixed it with the beef;
    added ginger, a little thyme, and a lot of S&P. I took half of this
    mixture and added 2 eggs and several pounds of pork and mixed it all up.
    I fried a small patty and it tasted good, so I started making MB's. The
    first batch is in the oven right now. Hang on a minute, I gotta go
    check on them...

    OK I'm back. Half of them are baked, the rest is mixed up, and there's
    one pound of ground pork held back for doing something next week.
    (lettuce rolls?)

    They taste pretty good. I still haven't figured out how I'm gonna sauce
    them. BBQ sauce seems kind of a waste for homemade MB's, but I have a
    couple of bottles in the pantry already that I need to use up, and I
    know that'll go over well.

    Back to the kitchen,
    Bob

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: I need some ideas for ground pork

    zxcvbob wrote:
    > Church potluck is tomorrow. I was gonna make lasagna again but Wife
    > says I make that too often. The corner supermarket has pork shoulders
    > on sale for $1.39 a pound, so I just bought one. It's about 7.5
    > pounds. I am planning to grind it up like hamburger... and then what?
    >
    > I'm kind of thinking meatballs and spicy barbecue sauce. I've never
    > made meatballs with ground pork, but it ought to work. (Martha
    > Stewart has a recipe, not that I need a recipe for meatballs)
    >
    > So unless somebody has a better idea, I will grind the roast and make
    > meatballs, bake them, then transfer to a crockpot with some
    > sweet-and-hot bottled BBQ sauce.
    >
    > I would welcome a better idea.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Bob


    My neighbor used it in eggrolls but that would likely be too time consuming.
    My husband's relatives use it in chili.



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    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: I need some ideas for ground pork


    "zxcvbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Church potluck is tomorrow. I was gonna make lasagna again but Wife says
    > I make that too often. The corner supermarket has pork shoulders on sale
    > for $1.39 a pound, so I just bought one. It's about 7.5 pounds. I am
    > planning to grind it up like hamburger... and then what?


    Calzones? Mix the pork with lots of spices and saute it up and use it for
    the filling.

    > I'm kind of thinking meatballs and spicy barbecue sauce. I've never made
    > meatballs with ground pork, but it ought to work. (Martha Stewart has a
    > recipe, not that I need a recipe for meatballs)


    Google Alton Brown meatballs. I make them all the time. Awesome.

    > So unless somebody has a better idea, I will grind the roast and make
    > meatballs, bake them, then transfer to a crockpot with some sweet-and-hot
    > bottled BBQ sauce.


    Time to learn to make your own potstickers, compete with homemade wrappers.

    Paul



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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: I need some ideas for ground pork

    On 13/10/2012 6:12 PM, zxcvbob wrote:
    > Church potluck is tomorrow. I was gonna make lasagna again but Wife
    > says I make that too often. The corner supermarket has pork shoulders
    > on sale for $1.39 a pound, so I just bought one. It's about 7.5 pounds.
    > I am planning to grind it up like hamburger... and then what?
    >
    > I'm kind of thinking meatballs and spicy barbecue sauce. I've never
    > made meatballs with ground pork, but it ought to work. (Martha Stewart
    > has a recipe, not that I need a recipe for meatballs)
    >
    > So unless somebody has a better idea, I will grind the roast and make
    > meatballs, bake them, then transfer to a crockpot with some
    > sweet-and-hot bottled BBQ sauce.
    >
    > I would welcome a better idea.
    >
    >

    Tortiere.....a French Canadian pork pie. That stuff is incredible. It is
    best made with a lard crust.


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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Sat, 13 Oct 2012 17:12:52 -0500, zxcvbob wrote:

    > I would welcome a better idea.


    Bakkwa!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakkwa

    That way you won't have to worry about anybody else bringing the same
    thing!

    -sw

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    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: I need some ideas for ground pork

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Sat, 13 Oct 2012 17:12:52 -0500, zxcvbob wrote:
    >
    >> I would welcome a better idea.

    >
    > Bakkwa!
    >
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakkwa
    >
    > That way you won't have to worry about anybody else bringing the same
    > thing!
    >
    > -sw



    Funny you should mention that. Someone did bring exactly the same thing
    today. (mine were better)

    Bob


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    cshenk Guest

    Default Re: I need some ideas for ground pork

    zxcvbob wrote in rec.food.cooking:

    > Church potluck is tomorrow. I was gonna make lasagna again but Wife
    > says I make that too often. The corner supermarket has pork
    > shoulders on sale for $1.39 a pound, so I just bought one. It's
    > about 7.5 pounds. I am planning to grind it up like hamburger...
    > and then what?
    >
    > I'm kind of thinking meatballs and spicy barbecue sauce. I've never
    > made meatballs with ground pork, but it ought to work. (Martha
    > Stewart has a recipe, not that I need a recipe for meatballs)
    >
    > So unless somebody has a better idea, I will grind the roast and make
    > meatballs, bake them, then transfer to a crockpot with some
    > sweet-and-hot bottled BBQ sauce.
    >
    > I would welcome a better idea.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Bob


    Came in too late to help Bob but I'd have made lumpia.

    It's one of those things people make sound hard, but is actually dead
    simple. The only hard part is separating the wrappers if you use
    genuine paperthin lumpia wrappers instead of cheating with eggroll
    thicker wrapper.

    For next time:

    1.5 lbs ground pork, want a somewhat thick grind by preference
    3-4 TB soy sauce
    7-10 cloves minced or crushed garlic
    1 TB black ground pepper
    1-3 TS garlic powder (may omit or reduce the raw)
    1/3 cup chopped green onion and 1 green onion bulb minced
    1/2 cup carrot slivers (I just shave with a peeler)
    1 cold raw egg
    1/3-1/2 cup minced mushroom (Shiitake or king oyster optimal)

    Mix all that together and you should have a thick gloopy meat mix. I
    prefer to let this meld about 15 mins but it's not essential.

    If there is only one of you, put a damp paper towl on a plate then have
    a second damp one at the ready and open the lumpia wrappers (this is
    for the real ones, paper thin and crunchy as hell when done right, good
    even if done wrong). Separate a wrapper then put damp paper towl over
    rest and fill with a few TB meat mix then wrap like a burrito except
    close both ends. Lift paper towel and pull off another wrapper,
    replacing towel and repeat until done.

    This is often done almost 'party style' where you will have 1 person
    grinding, and another chopping (ending about same time usually) then
    you mix it and both start opening wrappers for a bit and rolling.
    Eventually you find one is a better lumpia-wrapper puller so the other
    fills and tucks them on a plate.

    15 mins for 2 people or 30 for 1 person for 25 (standard lumpia packs
    are in 2 sets of 25).

    To cook, best to use a large cast iron pan but you can use just about
    any frypan. Thicker ones are more even so make it easier is all.

    Canola oil is optimal. Heat until it is just beginning to ripple. If
    not sure of that, i add a sacrificial lumpia at the start and when it
    starts to sound like it's cooking, that's good enough. You want enough
    oil to come about 1/2 way (or a little less) up the lumpia in the pan
    when it's fully loaded. Thats something I do by eyeball but is about
    1/2-3/4 inch deep depending on which pan I use.

    For safety and ease, use tongs. Set up a draining tray (lined with
    paper towels) as it heats. Once you can see the insides are bubbling
    through the thin wrapper, flip and cook the other side. You should
    have a medium gold (darker is fine). (the 'see it bubble' trick only
    works with the real wrappers, eggroll wrappers are too thick, time them
    at about 3 mins then flip and see if it's medium golden).

    Grin, this is one that takes longer to describe so maybe that's why
    folks think it's hard to do.

    Tip: do NOT cover in the fridge. That will make them soggy though we
    like them even soggy! Stored correctly, you can hear a person bite
    into these 10 feet away easily.



    --


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    cshenk Guest

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    jmcquown wrote in rec.food.cooking:

    > "Mark Thorson" wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    >
    > zxcvbob wrote:
    > >
    > > So unless somebody has a better idea, I will grind the roast and
    > > make meatballs, bake them, then transfer to a crockpot with some
    > > sweet-and-hot bottled BBQ sauce.
    > >
    > > I would welcome a better idea.

    >
    > Isn't shoulder used for pulled pork? You could
    > use that for tacos. I've cut up pork shoulder
    > for stir-fry, but that's a lot of work. Not the
    > stir-fry, it's cutting the meat from the bone
    > and tendon. Once that's done, it's very good meat
    > for stir-fry. I'd marinate it first in soy sauce,
    > ginger, and star anise.
    >
    > ****************
    >
    > Sheesh, haven't you ever heard of a [church] pot luck? They're not
    > going to provide him with the facilities to do stir-fry for who knows
    > how many people. I cannot imagine stir-fried anything transporting
    > well to another location in a crock pot or anything else.
    >
    > I believe if he grinds the pork roast it should be just fine for
    > making meatballs smothered in sauce.
    >
    > Jill


    I'm sure they went over well! I did lumpia last time so it was still
    in mind. I'd have edited the garlic down a bit for a much older
    non-asian crowd and the black pepper down to 3 TS (mixed mind you with
    1.5 LBS of pork, that is not that much. It's a mild sausage level).

    The lumpia I make BTW are authentic but to a particular area so are
    thicker and more like 2 make a whole meal with some rice and side
    veggies. 4-5oz each at least.


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