Lockdown Bar & Grill
1024 N Western Avenue
Chicago
www.lockdownbar.com

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Hawaii 5.0

Braised Pork Spice Rub
This recipe is for 1# of Pork Butt

Ingredients:
For the rub -
Kosher salt
cayenne pepper
cumin
cinnamon
onion powder
granulated garlic
smoked paprika

1 lb. pork butt
2 large yellow onions
2 pints brown ale
10 oz angus beef patty
red onion
barbecue sauce
grilled pineapple

Directions:
Remove any excess fat from the pork butt. You do want some fat for flavor. Leave around 1/4 - 1/2 of fat. Rub your pork butt. Heat up bacon bat in a large skillet just before smoking point. Sear ALL sides of the pork butt. Remove the butt form the pan and set into a large oven proof pan. Remember, you want the pan deep enough so you can submerge the pork butt 3/4 in the pan. Turn off the head on the bacon fat. Add 2 julliened large yellow onions for the pan/fat and saute. The bacon fat will be hot enough to saute the onions but will not burn them. Cook the onions for 4 minutes and then turn the heat back on to about medium flame. Add 2 pints of a brown ale - whichever your preference. Reduce the beer for a few minutes to cook off the alcohol. Add all of the liquid/onions to the pork butt in a deep oven-proof pan. If needed, top off the pan with chicken stock. Remember, you want the pork butt to be 3/4 under liquid. Cook pork butt covered in a 350 degree oven for around 3 hours. When finished, the pork butt should fall apart when you try and pick it up. If it doesn't recover and continue cooking for another hour. Remove from oven and immediately refrigerate.

Season burgers with Kosher salt and coarse ground black pepper. When seasoning a burger, you do have to be generous with the salt/pepper. Kosher Salt adds that flavor and texture when grilling burgers. Over an open flame, meat actually caramelizes like sugar.

For BBQ Sauce combine Sweet Baby Rays, kosher salt, siracha, instant coffee, and a little water to thin it.

Slice the red onion 1/8 inch thick slice. You want the taste from the red onion but not the "burn" onions sometimes produce.

Grill a half inch slide of fresh cut pineapple. Place the pineapple slice on a cooler part of the grill. You want the sugars in the pineapple to cook slowly and brown NOT BURN. Grilling the pineapple slice will only take a few minutes.