Meat and Potatoes (my first post)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by fried gizzards, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. So I had family over all weekend helping prune trees and do other yard work. Decided to pay them back with a big Sunday dinner.

    Went to the store and bought 5 lbs of potatoes, an onion, a head of cabbage, and several pounds of pork carnitas. I got home and assembled my arsenal.

    The seasoning packet was for the pork and the Holy Trinity (garlic, johnnys, and Greek seasoning) was for the veggies.

    I threw the meat on the traeger after seasoning at 225 for 1.5 hours

    While that was smoking nicely I chopped the potatoes, cabbage and onion then threw them in a large turkey foil pan. I added butter cubes and liberally seasoned with the divine trio of spices. To add moisture I empty a half can of PBR into the tin. I sampled the remaining PBR for quality control purposes.

    When the meat had smoked up nice I put the carnitas on top of the veggie pan and covered with foil. I cranked the temp up and cooked for another 2.5 hours.

    And after a few more PBRs. All of which were delicious, the final product came out awesome.

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  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It looks delicious!

    Great job on your first thread!

    I tried to give you points, but I'm over my limit!

    Last edited: Mar 7, 2016
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I have had this combo of meat and veg with Ham, Kielbasa and Corned Beef but never thought of Carnitas...Interesting. Looks real good!...JJ
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  4. My initial thought was to use kielbasa but carnitas were on sale and in all actuality shredded up nicely atop the veggies.
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice smoke! I love making that veggie potato mix. I like to add sauerkraut into the mix too. Good stuff!
  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great first smoke!


  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    FG, Nice post and great smoke ![​IMG]

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