Prepare the rub. Mix all of the rub ingredients together. Break up the clumps. Taste the rub to make sure you like the taste, adjust accordingly.
Unwrap the pork roast and place it on butcher paper or in a pan that can catch the rub. With clean hands work the rub mixture into and all over the pork shoulder. Be generous with the amount of rub to maximize the flavor of the pork. Wrap it in plastic or butcher paper, place it in a pan and refrigerate overnight.
Place the wood chips into a bowl and cover them with water to soak overnight.
Take pork out of refrigerator and let sit for 1 to 2 hours to bring it to room temperature.
Next, prepare your grill to smoke the pork. Remove one of the grill grates on one side of the grill--this is where the wood chips will go. The pork shoulder will sit on the other half of the grill to cook by indirect heat.
Place an aluminum tray of water on the grill to help moderate the heat and prevent drying of the pork. The best place for it is on the upper rack if you have one.
Next create a double layered aluminum foil boat with a handful of wood chips in it. Place it directly on the burner on the side of the grill without a grate.
Turn the grill on to medium flame, cover the grill and let it heat up until the wood chips start to smoke.
Once the grill is smoking, place the pork on the grill grates away from the direct heat. If the roast has a fatty side, place it facing up. Then cover the grill, lower the flame, and let the cooking begin. The temperature you want to maintain is around 225F.
To maintain the smoke for around 4 hours you will need to check the grill. The temp should stay between 210F-240F. Check to make sure the wood chips are smoking every half hour. Once an hour you will likely need to add more wood chips to the pile. Cooking time for your roast should be 90 minutes per pound. Regular sized 4 pound roast should take at least 6 hours.
After about 2 hours of cooking, reposition the roast so the side facing the heat is positioned away from it.
After 5 hours, check the internal temperature. You can safely eat it at any internal temp above 145°F, but for a great pulled pork it needs to be around 195°F.
When the meat reaches 195°F, remove it from the heat, tent it loosely with foil over a cutting board (to catch the juices) and let it rest for at least 30 minutes. If after 6 hours of cooking the meat hasn't reached 195°F internal temp, try finishing in the oven.
To finish in the oven, wrap the roast in aluminum foil to help prevent it from drying out and place it in a roasting pan set it in the oven at 300°F. Cook until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 195°F. When it reaches temperature, remove the roast from the oven and let rest for at least 30 minutes.
Pull the pork apart with 2 forks. Only now do you add any barbecue sauce (and any accumulated juices) to the meat. Taste it first: It might not need sauce at all, and if it does, add only a little at a time.
Cook pasta according to package directions but stopping short a minute less than package's cooking time. (Pasta will finish cooking in later step.) Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water.
While pasta cooks, add bacon to a large skillet and cook until crispy. Turn off the heat, remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and then add the drained pasta to the skillet and toss it in the bacon fat.
Add eggs, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese to a large bowl and whisk well. Then add mixture slowly to the hot pasta while tossing it to prevent scrambling.
Add peas and 1/4 cup of pasta water, one tablespoon at a time, tossing again to create a silky consistency to the pasta. Top with the bacon before serving.
In a large cast-iron pot, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in 1 tablespoon of the oil. Season the pork with salt and pepper.
Season the pork with salt and pepper.
Add one-third of the pork to the casserole and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until well browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer the pork to a baking sheet. Repeat in 2 more batches with the remaining butter, oil and pork.
Add the bacon to the pot and cook until desired doneness; then add to the pork.
Add the pork and bacon back to the pot along with the cider, stock and bay leaves; bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer gently until the pork is tender, 2½ hours. Discard the bay leaves.
In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water. Add the cornstarch mixture and the cream to the stew and simmer until the liquid is thickened, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the mustard and sage and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy.
Slice each jalapeño open lengthwise, then make a small crosswise cut at the stem end to form a T. Gently open the jalapeños and scrape out the seeds and membranes with a knife.
Add the milk and water to a large bowl and soak the jalapeños for 15 minutes, stirring once or twice.
Meanwhile, mix the cheddar, cream cheese, pulled pork and chili powder in a bowl with your hands.
Drain the jalapeños and pat them dry. Stuff 1 to 2 tablespoons cheese filling into each pepper.
Put the flour in a shallow dish. Whisk the eggs and 1/2 teaspoon salt in another dish. Put the breadcrumbs in a third dish. One at a time, hold the peppers by the stems and dredge in flour, then dip in the beaten eggs, letting the excess drip off, and roll in the breadcrumbs; dip in the eggs again and reroll in breadcrumbs. Transfer to a plate and refrigerate until the coating sets, about 20 minutes.
Heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 300 degrees F.
Fry the jalapenos in batches, turning until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes per batch.
Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and serve with barbecue sauce.
*This recipe assumes you already have pulled pork prepared. For our Indiana Kitchen Pulled Pork recipe, see https://indianakitchen.com/recipe/slow-cooker-pulled-pork/.
Place eggs in a large saucepan and fill with cool water. Slowly bring the water to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, remove the heat and cover the saucepan for 10 minutes.
Drain water and peel eggs shells from the hard-boiled eggs. Cut each hard-boiled egg in half, carefully scoop out yolks and place in a medium bowl. Set the egg whites on a serving plate, cut side up.
To the bowl with egg yolks, add mayonnaise, 3/4 of the chopped bacon (leaving the remainder for garnish), diced avocado, cilantro, lime juice, cayenne pepper, a pinch of kosher salt, and a few turns of black pepper.
Using a fork, mash and stir the yolks until all ingredients are well-combined. It won't be smooth, but you don't want any big chunks of yolk remaining. Season to taste with additional salt, lime juice, and cayenne pepper.
Transfer yolk mixture to a small zip top bag. Seal the bag, then cut off one of the corners to create a small hole for dispensing yolk mixture. Pipe the yolk mixture into the wells of each egg white.
Sprinkle with reserved chopped bacon and light dusting of cayenne pepper.
This blend of flavors is unexpected, yet delicious, when paired with tenderloin. Use as a fill for corn tortillas or crunchy shells for a Tex-Mex flair, or serve plated with tenderloin atop avocado crema.
For a charcoal grill: prepare an indirect medium-hot fire with drip pan in the center.
For a gas grill: heat grill to medium and turn off burners directly below where Indiana Kitchen ribs will go.
Lightly oil cooking grate. Place Indiana Kitchen ribs over indirect heat (over drip pan or unlit burner). Close grill hood and cook until Indiana Kitchen ribs are tender, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. (If using charcoal, add more charcoal briquettes to fire, if necessary, to maintain grill temperature of about 325-350 degrees F.)
Meanwhile, bring pomegranate juice to a boil in medium saucepan over high heat. Boil until thickened and reduced to about 1/3 cup, about 15 minutes. Stir in ketchup, molasses, soy sauce, scallions and garlic. Bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring often, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
During last 20 minutes of cooking Indiana Kitchen ribs, baste ribs with sauce. Ribs are done when meat pulls away from the bone.