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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Homecooked Hearty Pork Butt Makes a Great Soup Stock

Price per serving for two is: $3.20


You will need to buy one pork butt. I just found a really nice one for $6.42, Farmland Brand.  If you ran out of onion, better buy some. I still have three in the pantry. As a side, I am going to use left over pierogi from yesterday. If you don't have any, then just boil some potatoes.

Take from your pantry list:
Sea Salt
Beef Bouillon
Black Pepper Corn
Dried Herb Seasoning

This will take about 3 hrs. to cook or even all day on the stove is best as it fills the house the with great aroma. Your neighbors will stop by and ask what's cookin. So simply and so hearty, so deliciously juicy!  If you have not guessed, I like juicy food, juicy everything including spaghetti or farfalle with red sauce. I also like meat and potatoes juicy. Here is the best way to experience juiciness. All you need to do is take a large cast iron covered stock pot and fill with water. Place on the stove/burner and add one whole onion, 1 tbs of Sea Salt and tsp of black pepper corn. I let this get up to a boil and then sit in the pork butt. I add the dried herb seasoning mix *rosemary, mint and oregano. The last to go in is a large dollop of beef bouillon.  I buy the natural like homemade refrigerator brand, it just tastes better. If you don't have any, you can add what my grandma used to do, a few bones left over that still contained marrow, and any left over beef for additional flavor, now that's being frugal.  Basically, that's it. All you have to do is monitor the  pork butt/soup stock from time to time within that 3 hr. period. What happens in there is magic.
Just before serving time, toss in the left over pierogi or potatoes (pre cooked on the stove).
Pork butt is a super tasty cut of meat and the fat that has makes it juicy.

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