* GIVEAWAY CLOSED * Winner is Annette (@annedoggett on Twitter). Congrats!
I love pomegranates. In fact, my mom used to send a quarter of a pomegranate in a plastic bag for lunch while I was in elementary school. Growing up in sunny California has it’s advantages.
Recently, I was sent a box of POM Wonderful juices. As much as I wanted to drink them all up, I was intrigued by the challenge to try some recipes using pomegranate juice. So I saved two of the bottles and used them for dinner last night. I am so glad I did! We tried out the Pomegranate-Chipotle Pulled Pork. Yum! Recipe follows (You’ve got to try it!)
1 (5 to 7 pound) pork roast, preferably shoulder or Boston butt
2 small bottles (16 oz.) POM Wonderful pomegranate juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
4 tablespoons chipotle peppers, chopped very fine
16 oz. tomato sauce
1 T. yellow mustard
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
fresh buns, nice and soft
chipotle slaw, recipe below
4 cups fresh cole slaw mix
3/4 – 1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup honey
juice from half a lemon
1/4 – 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1 teaspoon finely chopped chipotle peppers
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Put the pork in a roasting pan and season generously with salt and pepper on all sides. Place in the oven and roast it for about six hours, or until an instant-read thermometer stuck into the thickest part of the pork registers 170 degrees F. It should be falling-apart tender at this point! While the pork is roasting, make the barbecue sauce. Combine pomegranate juice, lemon juice and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil then quickly reduce to the heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reduces to a syrup consistency that coats your spoon, about a half hour or so. Add the rest of the ingredients to saucepan, and continue to simmer until mixture thickens to a barbecue sauce consistency. When the pork is done, remove it from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes or so to let the juices redistribute. Using two forks, shred the pork and place in a large bowl. Add enough barbecue sauce to just coat all the meat. Place meat on buns and top with slaw. Pass the extra sauce at the table and enjoy! Mix Chipotle Slaw and serve on top of pulled pork sandwiches, or serve as a delicious side dish!
Note: I cooked my roast in the crock pot, adding the sauce at the beginning of the cooking time. It was perfect!
A few facts about POM Wonderful:
POM is the only brand that can guarantee 100% authentic pomegranate juice because they are the only brand to grow, juice and bottle their own fruit. There are no middlemen.
At POM Wonderful, pomegranates are their only business. They grow them, pick them and juice them themselves. They believe in the goodness and the amazing health benefits of Wonderful variety pomegranates, and promise 100% authentic pomegranate juice in every bottle they ship.
Not every brand is as honest as POM Wonderful. Three independent labs tested ten other brands claiming to have 100% pomegranate juice and found that nine out of ten so-called pomegranate juices had added sugar, colorants and other low-grade fruit juices. So, other juices may be less expensive than POM, but you get what you pay for.
POM Wonderful would like to send one reader a coupon for a free full-size 16 oz. bottle of pomegranate juice to try (you can chose any of their incredible flavors!). Drink it, cook with it, make smoothies out of it. Enjoy!
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** This giveaway ends on Wednesday, March 24 at midnight Eastern Time. Winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. Good luck!
Disclosure: I received some bottles of POM Wonderful Pomegranate juice to try out. I really, really liked it (in fact, I had to fight off my 7 year old daughter whose birthday is today so she would leave some for the recipe!).
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