Grieb Ranch people have always purposed to enjoy the products of their land through the generations. Cattle, pigs, chickens, and fruit trees have taken root, roamed the hillsides or pecked the garden since the Grieb Family set up Grieb Ranch.
A childhood memory of Carl Grieb’s is his Grandma’s Pig Head Sandwiches. Crock Pots were not a thing of the past, so Grandma Gertrude Grieb would slow-cook the pig head in the oven or a big pot. Slow cooking would soften, flavor and cook the meat so it would peel off the bone. She ground this flavorful meat to serve in sandwiches.
Grandma Gertrude Grieb’s Pig Head Sandwiches Recipe
- 1 full pig head
- tsp Garlic salt
- tsp Salt
- tsp Pepper
- 2 garlic clove heads
- 1 onion
Set pig head cut side down in a crock pot. Rub about a teaspoon of garlic salt, salt, pepper mix into the skin. Around the edges of the head tuck two whole garlic clove heads, and one onion. Add an inch of water to the bottom of the crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours or until the meat is fork-tender. Peel meat from head and then grind meat and add seasonings to taste. Serve as meat in a sandwich.