Tailgating with Pork: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Nachos
Tailgating with pork?
Tailgate season is in FULL SWING: friends and football and food!
**Thanks to the National Pork Board and Kroger for sponsoring this post and allowing my to share my love for partying with friends and sharing one of my party-with-people recipes with YOU! Oh, and for sponsoring the attached giveaway See below!**
And because I love you, friends… and want you to have your own successful tailgate party… I am going to share with you how to make Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Nachos!
There are 2 things that make parties great… great food, and a hostess that is not all frazzled from working so hard to prep for the part she is too tired to enjoy the party… This is a recipe produces a GREAT dish as well as helps the hostess have the mostest when her guests arrive.
Cut up an onion…
And then prepare yourself for the compliments!
In this recipe I tell you how to make pulled pork for nachos... Don't forget all the fun stuff you need for the complete dish... tortilla chips, diced tomatoes, green onions, beans, salsa, guacamole or avocado, sour cream, jalapeños... the list is as long or as short as you make it!
- 1 3 to 4 pound boneless pork shoulder
- 2 packages taco seasoning
- 1 onion
- 2 cans of root beer (or Coke)
- 2 TBS liquid smoke
- 1/2 cup pulled pork juice
- 1/4 cup water
- Trim excess fate off pork shoulder. Rub about one package of taco seasoning on shoulder roast. Brown shoulder roast in a pan (2-3 minutes each side). Cut onion into large chunks and put in slow cooker. Put browned pork should into slow cooker. Pour cans of root beer over roast. Cover, and set your slow cooker for 8-10 hours (the longer and slower the shoulder cooks the more it falls apart with lovely perfection).
- When shoulder is finished, remove from slow cooker and all ow to fall part and pull apart. Add to large frying pan. Add the remaining taco seasoning leftover from the rub, and the other packet to the pan with the pulled pork. Add up to 2 TBS liquid smoke. Add 1/2 cup pulled pork juice and 1/4 cup water. Let simmer 10 minutes.
I make my own queso “dip” our of Velveeta and salsa and a bit of milk. Serve with tortilla chips, diced tomatoes, avocado (or guacamole!), diced green onion, refried beans (or black beans), salsa, sour cream… and that kind of nacho-topping stuff. What am I missing… olives? Jalapeños! This is where you can get really creative.
But I’m not the only one with great tailgating ideas. Not only has Kroger come up with a handful of recipes to help you plan your next tailgate event or party… (Cuban Pork Adobo Chops, Make-It-Mine Pork Kabobs, Tangy Grilled Back Ribs, Double Pork Party Sliders, Perfect Pulled Pork, Simply Sauce Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin) they have deals coming up to help make feeding the masses affordable:
- Week of September 15: Pork Chops (boneless and bone in)
- Week of September 22: Pork Back Ribs
- Week of September 29: Pork Chops (boneless and bone in)
- Week of October 6: Shoulder or Blade Roast
- Week of October 13: Pork Tenderloin
- Week of October 20: Pork Loin Center Roast
And I would be remiss if I didn’t let you know about Pork’s Pinterest Sweepstakes Repin-to-Win!
The National Pork Board’s “Repin-to-Win” Pinterest Sweepstakes runs thru 10/13 and features a collection of tailgating-themed recipes. All you have to do is repin one of the recipe images on Pork’s tailgating board with the hashtag #TailgatingWithPork for the chance to win 1 of 4 weekly prizes, in the form of $250 Kroger gift cards. I know you’re on Pinterest anyway… might as well add a little chance to win a few bucks… right?
SPEAKING OF GIVEAWAYS… To help with YOUR OWN party essentials, we are giving away a compact portable outdoor grill (with it’s own carrying bag!), a digital thermometer, a tailgate cooler bag, AND a $100 gift card so you can stock up on plenty of pork and other party supplies at Kroger. I’m not even kidding… A STINKING PORTABLE OUTDOOR GRILL and stuff.
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