It’s a new Colts football season and that means that it’s tailgating season! Just like last year, the Colts and Indiana Pork have partnered in search of the best pork tailgate recipe in all of Colts Nation, and guess who is in charge of it? Yours truly! We’re going to be searching for the best pork tailgate recipes you have to offer. We want to see some creativity and of course plenty of pork! What something to sweeten the deal? How about a year supply of bacon! Yes, the grand prize winner will receive a year supply of bacon. The weekly winners will receive a prize package consisting of a $50 Meijer gift certificate,101 Things to Do With Bacon Book, Indiana Pork Apron, Colts hat, Colts yearbook and Colts 2013 Season DVD.
This week’s winning recipe comes from Christopher Park who has a fall-inspired take on a traditional tailgate favorite. How do you make pulled pork even better? Add some maple bourbon and some pumpkin and you got the perfect recipe for a fall day filled with football!
Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Pulled Pork
5 1/2 pound bone-in pork shoulder
1 can (1 3/4 cup) pumpkin puree
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup Jim Beam Maple Bourbon
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Dash of salt
Buns (option, but honey wheat works well)
1. Mix all ingredients except pork and buns in a mixing bowl and mix well.
2. Place pork shoulder in a crock pot and cover generously with the mixture.
3. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or until pork is fork tender.
4. Shred the pork, remove any bones, and return to the slow cooker for at least 30 minutes.
5. Serve warmed from the crock pot on the burger buns (generally better if toasted).
Thanks for sharing Christopher! Think your tailgate recipe is better? Enter it here.
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