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NFL 2012 Is Upon Us

We are just past the half way mark of summer and today begins the NFL season with the opening of training camp for returning veterans by the Arizona Cardinals.  The preseason begins on August 5th at 8 PM with the kickoff of the Hall of Fame game featuring the Cardinals and the Saints.  Despite almost no starters participating in most preseason games you can still expect to pay full price for the tickets.  The regular football season kicks off on Wednesday September 5th with the Giants playing against the Cowboys in New York.  See the first week schedule here.

I don’t know about you, but I am not ready to think about football until the weather gets a little cooler and the leaves turn brown.  I am too interested in the baseball division races and the World Series after that.    I will get mildly interested in watching the games in November, until then I am not too excited.  I am in the minority though as the NFL is the most popular sport in the United States.  That is fine by me, I prefer to enjoy my baseball without regard to what the “in crowd” is doing.   For those of you that are in the majority, you may want to know that the Super Bowl will be played on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans.  Get your party plans in high gear, it will be here sooner than you can imagine. 

To make your party a hit, you need to have some good food to go with the blocking and tackling.  Have no fear, I have a good recipe for you –  Chipotle Pork Tacos:

I got this about 4 years go from my sister and I served it at my 2009 Super Bowl party and it went over well.  I suggest you try it out this fall and tweak it as you see fit and then roll it out for the 2013 Super Bowl.  She suggests to serve it with queso blanco crumbled cheese, shredded lettuce and sour cream and that works for me.

INGREDIENTS

  •             6 cups water
  •             2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut in 2-inch pieces
  •             1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  •             ¼ cup cider vinegar, divided
  •             1 teaspoon salt
  •             1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  •             1 cup finely chopped onion
  •             4 cloves garlic, minced
  •             1 -(8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  •             3 chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped and mashed with a fork 
  •             ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  •             12-16 soft corn tortillas
  •             2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  •             Salt to taste

Preparation:

  1. Place 6 cups water in Dutch oven and bring to a boil over high heat. Add pork, the sliced onion, 3 tablespoons of the vinegar and salt. Return to a boil, reduce heat, cover partially and simmer 1-1/2 hours. Remove pork with slotted spoon and cool slightly; reserve 1 cup cooking water. Shred pork with 2 forks and set aside.
  2. Place a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until hot, add oil and chopped onion and cook 3 minutes; add garlic and cook 15 seconds. Add tomato sauce, chipotles, cumin, remaining 1 tablespoon of the vinegar. shredded pork and 1 cup cooking water. Cook 1 to 2 minutes to heat thoroughly. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 10 minutes to absorb flavors. Place about 1/4 cup pork mixture inside a tortilla and enjoy.

 Have a great week.

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Written by pacelinebiz

July 23, 2012 at 9:12 am

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