*I received compensation in exchange for this post, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Have you heard? Smithfield is challenging home cooks to “porkify” and create the “Most Valuable Pork” recipe. I think I have one that will be hard to beat: Pulled Pork and Smoked Gouda Egg Rolls! So what exactly is porkifying?? It is the art of amplifying pork’s deliciousness and using it as a substitution in favorite recipes.
One of my favorite ways to porkify while entertaining is to smash together three game day classics: succulent slow cooker pulled pork, crunchy egg rolls and garlicky Avocado Green Goddess Dressing. This was one of those recipes where I took my first bite and declared myself a culinary genius- these bad boys were GOOD! They are also SO easy to make. The brunt of time is hands-off slow cooking the pork shoulder, with the rest only taking 30 minutes. . You can even make them ahead and freeze to further reduce hands-on time day of.
For pulled pork, the go-to cut of meat is boneless pork shoulder roast and my go-to brand is Smithfield. Smithfield Boneless Pork Shoulder Roasts are hand trimmed and free from additional hormones or steroids. I can count on a quality cut of pork that will be moist and flavorful. Whether I plan to stuff an egg roll or toss it with BBQ sauce and put it on a bun, I like using a sweet and spicy paste to slather my pork shoulder, keeping it tender and accentuating natural flavors.
The slow cooker is also my go-to preparation method for a pork shoulder roast. It takes less than 10 minutes, giving me time to do other things around the house and kitchen. Mine was so tender, I didn’t even use forks to shred it, I merely smashed it with a the back of a spoon. My Smithfield Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast was slightly larger than that stated, so I used my leftovers in a Pulled Pork Breakfast Hash.
To compliment these flavors, what is better than smoked gouda??? Smooth and silky with a distinct smoky flavor, it was an obvious choice. Cool and creamy Avocado Green Goddess Dressing was the perfect accompaniment, but you can also use a grainy mustard or your favorite BBQ sauce for dipping.
YOU can also create a porkified recipe and enter it to win the “Most Valuable Pork” sweepstakes! Enter your favorite porkified recipe to win the Ultimate Game Day Prize Package. All you have to do is snap a photo of your porkified recipe, share it to Instagram or Twitter with #porkify and then encourage your friends to come vote on your recipe. The Ultimate Game Day Prize includes a Weber Smoker, BBQ tool set, meat thermometer, Smithfield apron, meat timer, grill seasonings and a Smithfield cookbook. What is your favorite way to eat pork?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield.