When it comes to game day menu planning it’s best to keep it to no-frills staples that are portable and low on the messy scale. When you’re tailgating you need to keep one of your hands free for cornhole bag throwing, favourite beverage drinking, and stadium seat carrying. That’s why these portable pork parfaits are a terrific tailgate treat.
During my four years at university, I attended my fair share of tailgates. But my favourites were always thrown by a family friend who introduced me and my friends to the pork parfait (or simply, the bbq cup).
These pork parfaits have everything you’d want on a bbq plate – but layered in a cup for easy handling while tailgating.
The tailgate hostess (Mrs. Phillips) was always ready to feed the fans. She’d have some bbq cups premade for those rushing to and from the stadium. But she also had an assembly line hot and ready so you could build your own in the RV.
All you need to mimic her assembly line is your favourite barbecue recipe, baked beans, coleslaw, and barbecue sauce.
These easy bbq cups are a great handheld option for gameday. Mix up the layers by subbing out the coleslaw for mashed potatoes when the temperatures drop later in the season or substitute the pulled pork for shredded chicken if you prefer. Whether your team gets the L or W, your tailgate is sure to come out on top this weekend.
The official start of summer is right around the corner, but we are already in full BBQ mode. BBQ is as synonymous with summer as burgers and hotdogs, and you can never have too many recipes.
Hamilton Beach® slow cooker is great for cooking homemade barbecue. Not only are you leaving the oven off (and ultimately keeping the house cool), you can make bbq in bulk to serve at summer picnics or make as your meal prep for the week. Pack it with grilled corn and a beautiful summer salad for lunches during the week (no sad desk lunch here).
Slow cooker shredded beef BBQ is a sweet, tomato-based BBQ that is perfect served with a generous helping of cornbread and cool, crunchy homemade coleslaw on a hot summer day.
In the slow cooker crock, mix tomato puree, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, garlic, onion, paprika, mustard, crushed red pepper, salt, and black pepper. This homemade barbecue sauce is going to add tons of flavor to the meat as it cooks low and slow.
Then add boneless beef chuck roast to the crock. You’ll want to use tongs to turn the meat and make sure it’s completely coated with the sweet & tangy barbecue sauce before cooking.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 to 6 hours or LOW for 10 to 12 hours.
Remove the beef and transfer to a cutting board to shred. Simply use two forks to shred the meat and either transfer back to the crock to mix in with the remaining BBQ sauce or transfer to a serving bowl and add sauce.
This rich, melt-in-your mouth barbecue is a summer slow cooker recipe you’ll make over and over again. Grab a plate, a big glass of iced tea and welcome your summer menu.
This 4-ingredient slow cooker bbq shredded pork tenderloin recipe is exactly what you want on your gameday menu. It only has 4-ingredients, so there isn’t a long grocery list to worry about. And it cooks from start to finish in the slow cooker. So you can set it and forget it while you decorate the house in the winning (fingers crossed) team’s colors and put out a few last-minute appetizers.
In the slow cooker crock, stir together barbecue sauce, a can of root beer, and halved jalapeños (if you want a spicer pork, don’t remove the seeds from the jalapeños).
Add the pork tenderloins (you can easily fit two in the slow cooker) and turn until they’re well-coated with the flavourful sauce.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 to 3 ½ hours or LOW for 6 to 7 hours. When the pork is done, shred with two forks. The tenderloin shreds easily and is ready to serve right from the slow cooker (you can even switch it to WARM so the meat stays that way throughout all four quarters).
We wanted this deliciously simply pork to speak for itself, so we served it on hamburger buns with a sprinkle on cilantro – no frills. But it would be delicious served with baked beans or as a taco filler if you set up a taco bar to feed the fans.
Winter, spring, summer, fall – you’ll find any excuse to make this pork all year long. Whether it’s front and center at your gameday buffet, your backyard bbq go-to this summer, or a simple weeknight dinner, you can’t go wrong with this 4-ingredient meal.
Football is back and we couldn’t be happier. Whether you are gathering around the TV to watch your favourite CFL or NFL team (or both), no gameday is complete without the right grub. The slow cooker is our best friend on game days. You set it and forget it, then get busy preparing other snacks, decking the house out in your team’s colours, and maybe sending a few trash-talk texts – all while the food cooks.
Slow cooker pulled pork is one of the easiest, crowd pleasing recipes around. As one of our most popular slow cooker recipes, this North Carolina Barbecue is sure to be a hit.
Along with the barbecue sauce, try adding a delicious creamy coleslaw to go with it. Pile in all on a crusty fresh bun for the perfect game day sandwich.