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Pulled Pork Mac N Cheese with Mushrooms

Pulled Pork Mac N Cheese with Mushrooms
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Serves 6-8

Prep Time:
20 minutes

Cooking Time:
8+ hours


Pulled Pork:

  • 2-3 lb (0.9 – 1.3 kg) Ontario pork shoulder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup (250 mL) root beer
  • 1 cup (250 mL) of barbeque sauce (of your choice) 

Mac N Cheese:

  • 1 lb (500 g) fresh mixed mushrooms (portabella, shiitake, oyster), coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 3 cups (750 mL) rigatoni pasta (cooked until al dente)
  • 3 cups (750 mL) milk
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp (7 mL) Italian herbs
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) flour
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups (750 mL) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped cilantro

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Season all sides of pork with salt and pepper. Place pork in slow cooker with root beer and barbeque sauce. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Remove pork from slow cooker to drain liquid. Place back in slow cooker and using a fork or tongs, shred pork and remove excess fat. Add more barbeque sauce if you wish. Cover and return to low.
  2. Place chopped mushrooms on a large baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Roast mushrooms in a 400°F oven for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through. Set aside.
  3. In a large pot, cook pasta until al dente. Set aside.
  4. In a large pot combine milk, onion, garlic, and Italian herbs; bring to a simmer for 10 minutes, allowing for flavours to steep. Pour through a strainer and return to pot.
  5. In another large saucepan melt butter and whisk in flour to make a roux. Slowly begin to whisk in seasoned milk; this will make a paste. Continue whisking until all milk has been added. Whisk over medium-low heat until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Add Dijon, salt and pepper.
  6. Transfer cooked pasta to a large casserole dish. Mix in roasted mushrooms, cheese, and sauce. Top with approximately 3 cups of pulled pork (rest can be reserved).
  7. Bake at 350°F (175°C) until cheese is completely melted, approximately 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro
Nutritional Information
Pulled Pork Mac N Cheese with Mushrooms
1/8 of recipe
Protein 28g
Calories 590
Fat 31g
  Saturated 15g
Calcium 445mg
Carbohydrate 49g
Fibre 3g

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