When it comes to Super Bowl parties, the key to success is a make-ahead dish that can feed a crowd. You don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen while cheers and jeers erupt from the TV room—you want to be part of the action, watching the excitement along with your friends. Our solution is Pulled Pork for a Crowd. This recipe can be made in the slow cooker hours or even days ahead of the big game and we promise it has that feeling of being never-ending, a bottomless pit of deliciousness calling you back for seconds (or thirds).
Our recipe is classic. A sweet, slightly tangy sauce and the tenderest pork you’ll ever heap onto a bun. That reminds us—don’t forget the buns! Store-bought white is fine. Just make sure they’re soft (chewy or crunchy won’t sop up the juices in the same way) and in reaching distance of the game. Ice cold beer to wash it all down, though not required, is recommended.
Pulled Pork for a Crowd
3 onions, diced
4 cloves garlic, smashed
3 1/2 – 4 lb boneless pork shoulder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1-1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
2 tbsp packed brown sugar
2 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Arrange onions and garlic in the bottom of the slow cooker; place pork shoulder on top and season with salt and pepper. Pour stock around pork. Add tomato paste, BBQ sauce, brown sugar, cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce to the pot, stirring as best you can to incorporate.
Cover and cook until pork is fork tender—this will take approximately 6-8 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low.
Once tender, allow to cool slightly and then pull the shoulder apart using two forks, incorporating into the sauce. Add more BBQ sauce if the mixture seems dry. Add hot sauce to taste. Serve with soft, white buns.
Looking for an even easier fix? Pick up some Game Day Chili in-store, ready to heat & serve (Pictured Above).