Slow Cooker Pork with Hatch Chile Sauce

Hatch Chiles | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Hatch chile season is about  over, but I hope you grabbed a case or two to roast and freeze. My freezer has quite a few vacuum sealed bags of these spicy treats, waiting for their chance to shine. This recipe for Slow Cooker Pork with Hatch Chile Sauce lets the chiles do just that.

Frieda’s Produce sent me  some lovely fresh Hatch Chiles, and I roasted, peeled and seeded them.  This is a great time to remind you to wear gloves when working with chiles, as the spicy oils get into your skin. Those oils can be very strong and make your hands burn. For days.  Now I am not saying this happened to me, but . . .

The tomatoes can be roasted a day or two ahead. Just keep them in the refrigerator until you are ready to make the sauce.

Slow Cooker Pork with Hatch Chile Sauce | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Don’t be afraid to use the Hatch Chile sauce in other ways.

  • Enjoy the sauce with tortilla chips
  • Braise chicken pieces
  • Spoon over baked fish
  • Thin and use as an enchilada sauce
  • Add a few spoonfuls to guacamole
  • Toss a small amount with roasted vegetables

 

Lemon-Tarragon Tuna Melt with Provolone

Lemon-Tarragon Tuna Melt with Provolone | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Once upon a time a chef entered a contest for the best grilled cheese sandwich. It was only a grilled cheese after all, how hard could it be to come up with the winning recipe?

That is how I began my post about the Brie, Gorgonzola and Pork Loin Grilled Cheese recipe I developed for a contest. Well, here is the second recipe I entered into that contest . . . and the second one that did not make the cut.

So, it occurs to me that it may indeed be fairly hard to come up with a winning recipe for a grilled cheese sandwich.  Could someone pass me that humble pie please?

This tuna melt starts with extremely flavorful tuna with lemon zest and fresh tarragon, with gooey provolone cheese and creamy avocado.

And to really make it really special, I threw on some potato chips for crunch.

Lemon-Tarragon Tuna Melt with Provolone | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Damn good grilled cheese, if you ask me.

 

Brie, Gorgonzola and Pork Loin Grilled Cheese

Brie, Gorgonzola and Pork Loin Grilled Cheese | Black Girl Chef's Whites

 

Once upon a time a chef entered a contest for the best grilled cheese sandwich. It was only a grilled cheese after all, how hard could it be to come up with the winning recipe?

“I’m a seasoned chef!” she thought.

“I’ve been a recipe developer for magazines, blogs, corporations and small businesses!” her ego thought.

“What! I didn’t even get an honorable mention!” she whined, after being notified of the actual winners.

The chef was so incensed she ran away to the top of a cold and snowy mountain, where she used her powers to create a spectacular  palace made of ice. . . no wait, that was the movie Frozen.

The chef decided to let it go, and let the world decide if her grilled cheese was as fantastic as she thought it was!

 

Brie, Gorgonzola and Pork Loin Grilled Cheese | Black Girl Chef's Whites