Monday, November 2, 2015

Rosie Does Moreovers. It's Pig Pie!

As you know,
Rosie doesn't do "Leftovers."
Rosie does "Moreovers."
It grew out of necessity because certain Hawthornelets
don't like to eat the same thing more than once.
I know!  
Quel horreur!
So, I had to come up with ways of using
"previously blessed food"
to make it new and exciting and different.
Hence... Moreovers.
Rosie's Pig Pie Moreovers
leftover tough-ass cooked pork chop, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 TB each flour, cumin, and oregano
1 TB unsalted butter
swirl of oil in pan
1 ear of corn, kernels cut off
1 small onion, chopped
1 small carton beef broth
1 can diced tomatoes 
1 cup leftover black beans
1 TB chili powder
1 banana pepper, chopped
 green olives, sliced (Optional)

Toss pork pieces with flour, cumin, and oregano.
Heat butter and oil and sear pork bits.
Add in onion and corn. 
Pour in the beef broth, scraping up the goody bits on the bottom.
Add the diced tomatoes.
Reduce to low and cook about 90 minutes, until meat is tender.
Add in black beans, chili powder, banana pepper, and olives.
Pour into 8-inch casserole dish and top with cornmeal crust.

Cornmeal Crust 
1/2 cup + 2 TB flour
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup cold Crisco
about 3 TB ice water
Combine flour, cornmeal, and salt.
Cut in shortening until coarse crumbs form.
Add just enough water to form a fairly soft dough.
Flatten into a 6-inch disk.
Cover with plastic and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
Roll dough out and place on top of casserole.
Brush with egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 TB water).
Bake in 375° oven for about 25-30 minutes,
or until top is golden brown.

I chopped the pork into little bite-sized pieces 
and lightly dusted it with flour, oregano, cumin.

If you happened to have leftover beef instead,
you could substitute that and make Cow Pie!

You don't need to mess up a bowl and a glass
with that technique of cutting the cob vertically
on a glass inside a bowl to catch the kernels.
Just slice it on a cutting board horizontally.
No mess.

Brown the meat.

Add in the onions and...
... the corn.

Add in a small carton of beef broth.
Am I the only one who cannot open these cartons
per their instructions?
I have to take scissors to them every time.

Scrape up the goodie bits on the bottom.
That's where the flavor is.

Add in the can of diced tomatoes.

Bare simmer for 90 minutes.
Until the pork is tender.

Add in the beans.

Hot banana pepper from the garden.

Roll out the crust.

Egg wash.

I just dated myself with that Corningware dish.

Can't beat Pig Pie!

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