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Unread 01-29-2009, 06:02 PM   #9
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This one works VERY well for me.. simple and straightforward... you can finish the chunks on the kettle if ya want.. Oh ya.. some of the "home boys" love them too

1 can coke
1 can carbonated orange drink
1 large onion peeled and thinly sliced
5 lb pork shoulder roast cut in to roughly 2" cubes
pinch of whole oregano
garlic
1 jalapeno pepper
Salt

lay onions, garlic and Jalapeno in bottom of crockpot
layer prok chunks, putting in a good generous sprinkling of salt at each layer
Once crock is filled, pour coke over the whole thing and cook overnight on low, the next morning pour Orange soda in and let it go a few more hours.

take the chunks out and set them on a baking dish with a paper towel on the bottom, bake @ 225 or so for about an hour, until they get a little "crusty"

Everyone loves these things and they arent cooked in Manteka. I let teh liquid in the crock cool off and skimmed the fat off. I am throwing in a ham hock and some pinto beans and what ever else I feel like throwing int. I think it will turn out well.
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