In a large enameled cast-iron casserole, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in 1 tablespoon of the oil. 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 golden; add to the pork. Add the onion and garlic to the pot; cook over moderate heat, stirring, until golden and softened, 5 minutes. Add the pork, bacon, cider, stock and bay leaves to the casserole; 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.
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.