It’s Football Snacking Time!

Are you ready for some football??!! I’m not! I have close to zero interest in it, and could easily live the rest of my life and never watch a game again.  However, my hubby is a die-hard Bears fan, and he loves him some football.  So, with that, Sunday’s in the fall often mean friends, food, and football.  And I certainly do like friends and food, and I’ll  take pretty much any reason to make snacks to share with friends.

To me, football just means a reason for me to make delicious snacks!

I wanted to do more of a from scratch pulled pork – meaning making a rub for it, searing it, and braising it low and slow.  But, I had spent most of the day Saturday at an Oyster and Beer Festival (it was awesome!), and had my fair share of beers and was in no condition to neither sear nor braise anything.  With that, I went the really easy route and threw the pork in  the crock pot with a can of beer and some fresh cracked pepper, turned it on low, and let it cook overnight.  Normally, I would make my own BBQ sauce, but considering my previous day of drinking, and that I still needed to make slaw, a snack of pimento cheese, tidy up the house, and set things out, from scratch just did not happen.

Pulled Pork BBQ Sliders with Creamy Slaw

  • 1, 3.5-4 pound pork shoulder
  • 1 can beer
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce (I LOVE Sweet Baby Ray’s – don’t know if that is everywhere or just a Midwest thing)
  • Mini buns
  • 1 medium head cabbage
  • 1 red onion, sliced very thin
  • 1 red pepper, sliced very thin
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • couple pinches of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed

For pork, set pork in crock pot. Add can of beer and some fresh cracked black pepper. Set on low heat for 10-12 hours.  Once pork is cooked, dump out excess liquid from crock pot. Shred pork. Add bottle of BBQ sauce and keep pork on warm.

For slaw, very finely slice by hand or with grater attachment of food processor cabbage.  Grate carrots by hand or process them through grater in food processor.  Combine cabbage, carrots, red onion, and red pepper in large bowl. In smaller bowl, combine mayo, sour cream,  vinegar, sugar, celery seed, and salt and pepper. Taste to make sure its balanced.  Add to cabbage and mix well. Season with any more needed salt and pepper.

To make sliders, place some pork on a bun, top with some slaw, and top with bun.  I recommend eating multiple sliders

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19 responses to “It’s Football Snacking Time!

  1. I’m with you, no interest in football. But the food! That festival sounds great, and this looks great.

  2. I too, hate football…but love the looks of this! Please make this for me sometime. 🙂

    Let’s get together soon!!!!!!

  3. I love Bears football and I loved your sliders. They were the perfect complement to the Bears victory and the several beers I consumed in celebrating said victory!

  4. I like football, but I like it best with cocktails and yummy food! Can’t wait to try this.

  5. I LOVE sweet baby ray’s (I’m in Pittsburgh, Pa, so it’s not just a midwest thing) and use it on my BBQ pulled pork too. I make a vinegar based slaw instead of creamy, though. http://mavieenfood.com/2011/06/19/slow-cooker-pulled-pork-and-carolina-cole-slaw/
    I love the idea of adding beer to the mix, I’m definitely trying that next time I make pulled pork! Thanks for the great post!

  6. This looks really amazing!

  7. Pulled pork sliders. Now that is a great idea!

  8. Well I ìll take the football (I am a Miami Doplhin fan)…and I take the food!!! I will make this recipe to my Italian friends next time they come sto see Calcio Italiano (Soccer)!!! Scrumptious and indulgent!! I loved your cole slaw recipe!!!!

  9. As you probably know I’m with your husband and love football. Sliders on game day…I’ll take a plate full please!

    Festivals looks like a fantastic time.

  10. Sometimes we have to do what we have to do and if that means not making everything from scratch…so be it. Your recipe sounds delicious as far as I am concerned.

  11. I do not have too much interest in Football, my partner is also a die hard Bears fan and I love to cook!!! Sundays during football season often consist of football and food. I have the pork in the crock pot right now 🙂 It smells so good in here. Can’t wait to taste!!!

  12. This looks delcious! I love sandwiches with slaw in them 🙂

  13. Lol, I’m not that much into football either (thought Emilie came back a huge fanatic after grad school), but as long as there is yummy food like this around, I think I can handle sitting through a game 🙂 ~Ruth~

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