Gourmet Warehouse Golden Carolina Pulled Pork

GW Golden Carolina Pulled Pork | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

The season has changed. Fall has come to welcome crisp cool mornings and calm breezy nights. Soups and stews are making their grand reentrance into cozy kitchens and warm breads and pies are baking in hot ovens.

I can tell you I’ve been using my slow cooker more and finding many ways to incorporate winter vegetables in our meals. Especially since my Beautiful finally arrived! Stay tuned for more about her 😉

…but first, I must divulge this recipe…

GW Golden Carolina Pulled Pork | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Summer has come to an end but BBQ doesn’t have to. Not with the variety of spices, rubs and sauces that Gourmet Warehouse has to offer. They have all the tastes from Italy to New Orleans and Jalapeno to Strawberry. Mustard based to Honey based, Dry Rubs to Sweet Sauces.

GW Golden Carolina Pulled Pork | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I made the most succulent pulled pork with Gourmet Warehouse’s Applewood Smoked  Rub and Seasoning and Golden Carolina BBQ Sauce. The Applewood Smoked Rub and Seasoning has sweet hints of apple with the smokiness of mesquite firewood and a slight kick of spice with brown sugar notes. The Golden Carolina BBQ Sauce offers the savory tang of mustard with a smooth sweet classic bbq sauce appeal. These two products combined packed a punch to my tender pulled pork!

GW Golden Carolina Pulled Pork | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Cook your pork anyway you like, but use these two condiments to set your pork over the top!

GW Golden Carolina Pulled Pork | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I used my Ninja Oven and Slowcooker on the Convection Oven setting to steam roast my pork tenderloin in only 45 minutes in a good 1/3 cup of Golden Carolina BBQ Sauce.

GW Golden Carolina Pulled Pork | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

After searing a nice char on it first of course with 3-4 Tb of the Applewood Smoked Rub and Seasoning.

GW Golden Carolina Pulled Pork | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Just look at that juicy tenderloin-seared and ready to steam cook.

GW Golden Carolina Pulled Pork | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

And there it is, steamy and ready for another bath of sauce.

GW Golden Carolina Pulled Pork | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I shredded, pulled and sliced it to my desire and doused drenched it in even more Golden Carolina BBQ Sauce, about 1/4 cup.

GW Golden Carolina Pulled Pork | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Go ahead and stir a few tablespoons into a can of baked beans too! You won’t regret it.

GW Golden Carolina Pulled Pork | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

And the star of the show…

GW Golden Carolina Pulled Pork | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

My family really loved this meal and the special ingredients we used. We will gladly use these bbq favorites again. 🙂

 

 

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays-Baked Beans

Pioneer Woman-Baked Beans | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

If someone was to tell you they made a big batch of baked beans in the morning before work would you think they were crazy?!

I did just that one morning! But after tasting these beans from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays and seeing how simple it was to put these together, I didn’t think I was crazy. It was genius!

These beans are so simple to make and so delicious, full of tender bell peppers and bursting with BBQ pizazz, they taste like you’ve spent hours in the kitchen making them.

And oh, the beautiful bacon strips on top…

Pioneer Woman Baked Beans | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I think we should all be crazy and make these before work!

And enter this GIVEAWAY for The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays too yes!?!

Ingredients:
12 slices bacon, divided
1 large onion, diced
4 bell peppers, diced
4 28 oz can pork and beans, drained
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 Tb yellow mustard

Pioneer Woman Baked Beans | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Begin by dicing 6 pieces of the bacon and sautéing them in a large dutch oven over medium heat with the onions, cooking until the onions are translucent.

Pioneer Woman Baked Beans | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Add  the bell  peppers and cook a bit more.

Pioneer Woman Baked Beans | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Stir in the pork and beans. (I didn’t drain mine.)

Pioneer Woman Baked Beans | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Bring to a simmer then add the remaining ingredients.

Pioneer Woman Baked Beans | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Bring back to a simmer, then transfer to a large baking dish.

Arrange remaining 6 bacon slices on top of the beans and cover with saran wrap. Refrigerate until ready to bake.

Pioneer Woman Baked Beans | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Bake, uncovered at 325F for 2 hours.

Cool before serving.

Pioneer Woman Baked Beans | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

And please don’t forget to enter! 🙂

Baked Beans

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Number of servings: 24

Per Serving 414 calories

Fat 24 g

Carbs 20 g

Protein 30 g

24


Baked Beans

Weight Watchers PointsPlusÂź: 11

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlusÂź calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 12 slices bacon, divided
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 bell peppers, diced
  • 4 28 oz can pork and beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tb yellow mustard

Instructions

  1. Begin by dicing 6 pieces of the bacon and sautéing them in a large dutch oven over medium heat with the onions, cooking until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add the bell peppers and cook 4 minutes more.
  3. Stir in the pork and beans. Drained or undrained.
  4. Bring to a simmer then add the remaining ingredients.
  5. Bring back to a simmer for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a large baking dish.
  6. Arrange remaining 6 bacon slices on top of the beans and cover with saran wrap. Refrigerate until ready to bake.
  7. Bake, uncovered at 325F for 2 hours.
  8. Cool before serving.

 

 

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays – Cookbook Review and Giveaway

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays - Cookbook Review and Giveaway | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Cookbooks: I love them! (Remember me, age 5 and reading cookbooks?) Cookbook reviewing—even better!

I love the ones laden with food photos and quirkiness. I love the ones that are so vibrant you can literally taste the food off the pages!

I love The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays. If you have anything holding you back from following a good recipe, like the lack of being able to follow a recipe, then The Pioneer Woman is for you! I mean, she turned her blogs into cookbooks. And she leaves out NOTHING from her recipes. You need step-by-step instructions, then she’s your gal!

Southern comfort with homemade goodness in easy full color instructions will have you turning each page for more.

From delicious brunch time favorites… (Recipe found here!)

Like savory bagels soaked in a flavorful egg and milk mixture overnight, then smothered with cheeses and chives, that make simple bagels and cream cheese seem like Kindergarten food.

Pioneer Woman-Bagel and Cream Cheese Baked French Toast | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

To colorful party friendly appetizers… (Recipe found here!)

Like crispy oven baked potatoes topped with colorful Southwestern flair.

Pioneer Woman-Southwestern Potato Skins | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

To savory family favorite side dishes… (Recipe found here!)

Like slowly cooked pink beans packed with sweet onions and peppers and salty bacon.

Pioneer Woman-Baked Beans | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

 

The Pioneer Woman cooks it all.

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