Monday, September 13, 2010

Game Day Menu--Steeler's game #1

Pretzels with Beer Cheese Dip (still snacking on this today--really easy and a big hit)

BBQ Pulled Pork. This is my invention and my most requested recipe--unfortunately every time I try to measure things out to write it down it doesn't come out quite as good!  So here are instructions rather than a recipe.  Brown 1 pork roast (butt or shoulder works well) and season generously with salt, pepper, garlic (whatever you want, the more the better).  Add a sliced onion if you want.    When well browned on all sides, add 1/2 can beer (any kind) and about a cup of water or chicken broth (I use broth when I want to save the liquid to make gravy later).  Slow cook in oven (300 deg) or crock pot until meat falls apart.  Shred meat and set aside.  Drain all but 1/2 cup of broth in pan.  Simmer broth on stovetop and add:  1 bottle bbq sauce (any kind).  1 generous squirt each ketchup and mustard (squeeze bottle hard about 3-4 seconds) (aren't these the most specific directions ever?!?)  splash in 3-4 shakes of soy sauce and Worcestershire.  Add a palmful of brown sugar and a couple of tablespoons cider vinegar.  Taste (I like mine Carolina style with extra mustard and brown sugar).  Bring all to simmer and add in meat.  Serve immediately or keep warm for however long you like--the longer it sits the better it is!

And what could be better guy food than Bacon Mac and Cheese: 
Four Cheese with Bacon Mac Recipe
(from Family Circle)

And what seems to be one of the most popular potluck dishes right now:
Asian Style Broccoli Slaw
  • 1 (16 ounce) package broccoli coleslaw mix
  • 1 (3 ounce) package chicken flavored ramen noodles
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup dry roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • Dash toasted sesame oil and soy sauce to taste (optional)
  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the slaw, broken noodles, sunflower seeds and green onions.
  2. Whisk together the sugar, oils, vinegar, soy and ramen seasoning packet . Pour over salad and toss to evenly coat. Refrigerate until chilled.

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