Bbq Pulled Pork and Chipotle Onion Sandwiches

I learned how to make pulled pork sandwiches
last year and am so glad I did.

This has got to be one of the best ways to feed a small crowd, especially one over for a sporting event such as Super Bowl. It’s no fuss…you let your pork roast (I use Boston Butt) cook all day in the slow cooker…the meat will be moist, tender and ready to serve on buns with your favorite sauce by game time. This time, I kicked it up a notch by adding sweet and spicy caramelized onions to the already tasty sandwich.

Our favorite Bbq sauce is Sweet Baby Rays…what’s yours?


This sandwich is my entry into The Recipe Girl’s
Ultimate Super Bowl Party Recipe Smackdown.
She’s hosting this even in conjunction with Sam’s Club and
is giving away a
$250
Sam’s Club Gift Card to a winner!

Go to The Recipe Girl’s blog on Friday, January 30th
to see the amazing roundup of Super Bowl recipes!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Recipe from Aggie’s Kitchen

1 Boston butt or pork shoulder roast (4-6lbs, depending on the size of your slow cooker)
1 large onion, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
3-4 whole, crushed garlic cloves
1 cup water
your favorite Barbeque sauce

1 large red onion, thinly sliced
1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
1-2 tablespoons of oil
2 teaspoons of chipotle chili powder
couple – few dashes of Tabasco Chipotle hot sauce

Place pork roast in the slow cooker; add water, sliced onion, salt and pepper and garlic cloves. Cover and cook on low for about 9 to 11 hours, or until very tender. Drain all juices off, discard any fat and bone. Shred or chop pork. Continue cooking on high for about 1 hour.

Prepare onion topping by adding 1-2 tablespoons of oil in non stick skillet over medium high heat. Add onions to pan, salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until soft. Add 2 teaspoons of chipotle chili powder and a couple of dashes of Tabasco Chipotle sauce to onions. Combine and continue to cook for another 10 minutes. If onions are sticking to bottom of pan, deglaze by adding a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to pan.

Serve shredded pork on potato rolls with your favorite barbeque sauce, top with caramelized chipotle onions.

(for a printable version of this recipe click here)

Check out my sister in law Jamie’s Easy Barbeque Pork Sandwiches for
another great pulled pork recipe!

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Bbq Pulled Pork and Chipotle Onion Sandwiches

I learned how to make pulled pork sandwiches
last year and am so glad I did.

This has got to be one of the best ways to feed a small crowd, especially one over for a sporting event such as Super Bowl. It’s no fuss…you let your pork roast (I use Boston Butt) cook all day in the slow cooker…the meat will be moist, tender and ready to serve on buns with your favorite sauce by game time. This time, I kicked it up a notch by adding sweet and spicy caramelized onions to the already tasty sandwich.

Our favorite Bbq sauce is Sweet Baby Rays…what’s yours?


This sandwich is my entry into The Recipe Girl’s
Ultimate Super Bowl Party Recipe Smackdown.
She’s hosting this even in conjunction with Sam’s Club and
is giving away a
$250
Sam’s Club Gift Card to a winner!

Go to The Recipe Girl’s blog on Friday, January 30th
to see the amazing roundup of Super Bowl recipes!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Recipe from Aggie’s Kitchen

1 Boston butt or pork shoulder roast (4-6lbs, depending on the size of your slow cooker)
1 large onion, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
3-4 whole, crushed garlic cloves
1 cup water
your favorite Barbeque sauce

1 large red onion, thinly sliced
1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
1-2 tablespoons of oil
2 teaspoons of chipotle chili powder
couple – few dashes of Tabasco Chipotle hot sauce

Place pork roast in the slow cooker; add water, sliced onion, salt and pepper and garlic cloves. Cover and cook on low for about 9 to 11 hours, or until very tender. Drain all juices off, discard any fat and bone. Shred or chop pork. Continue cooking on high for about 1 hour.

Prepare onion topping by adding 1-2 tablespoons of oil in non stick skillet over medium high heat. Add onions to pan, salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until soft. Add 2 teaspoons of chipotle chili powder and a couple of dashes of Tabasco Chipotle sauce to onions. Combine and continue to cook for another 10 minutes. If onions are sticking to bottom of pan, deglaze by adding a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to pan.

Serve shredded pork on potato rolls with your favorite barbeque sauce, top with caramelized chipotle onions.

(for a printable version of this recipe click here)

Check out my sister in law Jamie’s Easy Barbeque Pork Sandwiches for
another great pulled pork recipe!

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Food and Football Roundup!

Are you guys ready for some serious food?

Football is fall to some of us. Whether you are a fan of the game, have a favorite team or could really care less, it’s just another excuse to get together with friends and enjoy some fantastic food!

Thanks to everyone who took the time to send in a recipe and promote this event on their blog. This is such a great way to share delicious ideas with each other.
I am so excited to share these crowd pleaser dishes with all of you!

(Click on titles to get recipes and read posts!)

Deceptively Light Layered Bean Dip
submitted by Hollee at Two Kids and a Kitchen

For those of you that are health conscience (and those that aren’t!), grab some dippers, this one’s for you!

Kick Off Steak Sandwich
submitted by Katherine of Smoky Mountain Cafe

Garlic bread, steak, Gruyere cheese spread, roasted peppers…need I say more?
This is one heck of a sandwich!

Baked Brie
submitted by Maris of The World of Mar

The perfect munchie for the cheese lovers in the crowd (like me!). Creamy Brie topped with sweet cherries and crunchy almonds, the perfect combination of sweet and savory!

Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies
submitted by Sharon of Culinary Adventures of a New Wife

Who wouldn’t want a “grown up” cookie like this after watching their team win?

Game Day Chicken Chili
submitted by Lisa of Jersey Girl Cooks

Perfect comfort food for fall and football, and bonus – this one is healthy!

Grilled Brats with Maple Glazed Apple and Onion Sandwiches
submitted by Prudy aka Erin of Prudence Pennywise

Prudy was inspired by a famous “brat” when she came up with these. Tangy mustard, sweet onions and apples over a grilled brat is a touchdown in my book.

Avocado Stuffed Marinated Mushrooms
submitted by Candy of The Courageous Cook

Tangy marinated mushrooms stuffed with creamy avocado – I’m sold. Here’s a quick and easy one to bring to any gathering!

Easy Barbeque Pork Sandwiches
submitted by Jamie

Who can resist a moist and tender barbeque sandwich?
Have your Crockpot do the work for this one!

His and Hers Nachos and Red Velvet UGA Cupcakes 2 Ways with Fluffy Meringue or Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
submitted by Mary Ann of Meet Me in the Kitchen

Mary Ann outdid herself here…more traditional nachos for him and delicious guilt free nachos for her. And save room for those luscious cupcakes…they almost made me forget that they are Georgia Bulldog inspired! (Gotta love football rivalries right?)



Corn and Black Bean Salsa
submitted by Barbara of Barbara Bakes

I don’t know how long a bowl of this colorful dip will last during Game Day…get out those tortilla chips and dig in!

Peanut Butter Popcorn
submitted by Natalie of Hot off the Garlic Press

I didn’t think it could get any better than peanut butter and chocolate, but Natalie found a way, add it to popcorn. Yes, this will most definitely be served at my house this weekend.

Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets, Miso Pumpkin Chili and Poutine Casserole
submitted by Nikki of Nik Snacks

Here’s another girl who outdid herself in the kitchen with some unbelievable comfort food…

Hut 1 (Hot Pockets)… Hut 2 (Miso Pumpkin Chili)…Hut 3 (Poutine Casserole)… HIKE!
Another Touchdown!!!!!

Five Layer Mexican Dip
submitted by Lisa of Harper Valley

Your dippers will be busy this season…this dip has layers of fresh and healthy ingredients that’ll knock your socks off!

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings with Island BBQ Sauce
submitted by me

What’s football without wings? Here’s my version with an island twist. Tim Tebow told me they were his favorite… (just kidding! it wasn’t Tim Tebow, it was my husband.)

Well, I hope you had as much fun as I did!
Please take the time to check out each others great blogs!

Happy Football Season and thanks so much for being part of my first event!

GO GATORS!

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Food and Football Roundup!

Are you guys ready for some serious food?

Football is fall to some of us. Whether you are a fan of the game, have a favorite team or could really care less, it’s just another excuse to get together with friends and enjoy some fantastic food!

Thanks to everyone who took the time to send in a recipe and promote this event on their blog. This is such a great way to share delicious ideas with each other.
I am so excited to share these crowd pleaser dishes with all of you!

(Click on titles to get recipes and read posts!)

Deceptively Light Layered Bean Dip
submitted by Hollee at Two Kids and a Kitchen

For those of you that are health conscience (and those that aren’t!), grab some dippers, this one’s for you!

Kick Off Steak Sandwich
submitted by Katherine of Smoky Mountain Cafe

Garlic bread, steak, Gruyere cheese spread, roasted peppers…need I say more?
This is one heck of a sandwich!

Baked Brie
submitted by Maris of The World of Mar

The perfect munchie for the cheese lovers in the crowd (like me!). Creamy Brie topped with sweet cherries and crunchy almonds, the perfect combination of sweet and savory!

Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies
submitted by Sharon of Culinary Adventures of a New Wife

Who wouldn’t want a “grown up” cookie like this after watching their team win?

Game Day Chicken Chili
submitted by Lisa of Jersey Girl Cooks

Perfect comfort food for fall and football, and bonus – this one is healthy!

Grilled Brats with Maple Glazed Apple and Onion Sandwiches
submitted by Prudy aka Erin of Prudence Pennywise

Prudy was inspired by a famous “brat” when she came up with these. Tangy mustard, sweet onions and apples over a grilled brat is a touchdown in my book.

Avocado Stuffed Marinated Mushrooms
submitted by Candy of The Courageous Cook

Tangy marinated mushrooms stuffed with creamy avocado – I’m sold. Here’s a quick and easy one to bring to any gathering!

Easy Barbeque Pork Sandwiches
submitted by Jamie

Who can resist a moist and tender barbeque sandwich?
Have your Crockpot do the work for this one!

His and Hers Nachos and Red Velvet UGA Cupcakes 2 Ways with Fluffy Meringue or Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
submitted by Mary Ann of Meet Me in the Kitchen

Mary Ann outdid herself here…more traditional nachos for him and delicious guilt free nachos for her. And save room for those luscious cupcakes…they almost made me forget that they are Georgia Bulldog inspired! (Gotta love football rivalries right?)



Corn and Black Bean Salsa
submitted by Barbara of Barbara Bakes

I don’t know how long a bowl of this colorful dip will last during Game Day…get out those tortilla chips and dig in!

Peanut Butter Popcorn
submitted by Natalie of Hot off the Garlic Press

I didn’t think it could get any better than peanut butter and chocolate, but Natalie found a way, add it to popcorn. Yes, this will most definitely be served at my house this weekend.

Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets, Miso Pumpkin Chili and Poutine Casserole
submitted by Nikki of Nik Snacks

Here’s another girl who outdid herself in the kitchen with some unbelievable comfort food…

Hut 1 (Hot Pockets)… Hut 2 (Miso Pumpkin Chili)…Hut 3 (Poutine Casserole)… HIKE!
Another Touchdown!!!!!

Five Layer Mexican Dip
submitted by Lisa of Harper Valley

Your dippers will be busy this season…this dip has layers of fresh and healthy ingredients that’ll knock your socks off!

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings with Island BBQ Sauce
submitted by me

What’s football without wings? Here’s my version with an island twist. Tim Tebow told me they were his favorite… (just kidding! it wasn’t Tim Tebow, it was my husband.)

Well, I hope you had as much fun as I did!
Please take the time to check out each others great blogs!

Happy Football Season and thanks so much for being part of my first event!

GO GATORS!

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Jamie’s Easy Barbeque Pork Sandwiches


My sister in law Jamie sent me this recipe for my Food and Football event! It’s perfect for game day, or any day really! We are big fans of barbeque in this household. What I love about this recipe is that you can easily throw it in the crockpot early in the day and it will be ready for you when you are ready to chow down! Slow cooking it in the crockpot keeps the meat so moist and tender it just melts in your mouth. You can’t go wrong with this.

Thanks for the recipe Jamie!
Easy Barbeque Pork Sandwiches (in Crockpot)
*Recipe adapted from About.com (Southern Food)

Boneless Boston Butt Pork Roast

1 cup chopped onion
1-2 bottles of favorite barbecue sauce (I used 2 bottles, one was Honey Barbeque, the other regular)
3-4 TBLS honey
dash hot pepper
sandwich rolls

Place pork in slow cooker. Combine onion, barbeque sauce, honey & hot pepper. Pour over roast. Cover & cook on LOW setting for 7-9 hours. I let mine cook all day, around 9 hours. Remove from slow cooker and place in large pan to shred meat apart. Take out fat bits & any bones. Skim fat off sauce left in crockpot. Pour about 1 cup of sauce on meat and toss. Place on favorite sandwich buns. Pour extra sauce on top if desired.

These were served with seasoned steak fries and cole slaw. Great easy meal to throw together for the family or a crowd.

Meet Maximus,
he’s hanging out with my sweet niece Marissa,
he wants to be a taste tester…really really bad.
Isn’t he a cutie?

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings with Island Barbeque Sauce


There are certain foods that just go with football and wings are one of them. I personally am not crazy about wings, I’m not a big fan of chicken on the bone, but I will eat them every now and then depending on how they are cooked. Grilled saucy wings are ones that I do enjoy. My husband on the other hand loves all wings. He was a very happy man eating his wings today, even though his Jaguars lost. : (

These wings turned out super tasty and very juicy…I used my favorite Jerk seasoning and added honey and pineapple juice to the marinade to tone down the spice. I also basted them with a pineapple infused BBQ sauce adapted from an Emeril recipe that I found online. My nephew was over watching football with my husband this afternoon and was quoted saying “These are the best wings I’ve ever had.”


Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings with Island Barbeque Sauce
Recipe from Aggie’s Kitchen

4 lbs chicken wings
2 tsp jerk seasoning (more or less depending on spice preference)
2 TB vegetable oil
2 TB pineapple juice
2 TB honey

Place chicken wings in large plastic zip lock bag. In small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients, pour over chicken in bag. Move around chicken so that it is completely covered in marinade, place bag in large bowl in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.

When ready to grill, place chicken skin side down on grill over medium high heat. Cook for about 7-8 minutes or until grill marks are made and then flip. Cook for another 7-8 minutes. During this time, baste chicken with Island BBQ sauce. Keep lid closed until chicken is cooked through and bbq sauce is caramelized.

Serve with additional BBQ sauce on side. I also served with a Coconut Mango sauce I found at the grocery store.

Island BBQ Sauce
adapted from Emeril Lagasse’s Spicy Pineapple Barbeque Sauce

1 cup pineapple chunks, drained (use the juice for the marinade)
1 cup ketchup
1 TB freshly grated ginger
1/4 cup honey
1 TB rice wine vinegar
1 TB lemon juice
1 tsp sesame oil
3 TB brown sugar
2 TB Chipotle Tabasco

Combine all ingredients in food processor and puree for 30 seconds. Place in small sauce pot and heat up until sugar is dissolved and flavors are combined.

Coming next on the menu…Grilled Sweet Potato Salad.

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Food and Football!

Ok guys and gals…it’s almost football season! If your house is like mine, the anticipation of the start of the season is already here. In my house, it starts when Playstation 3’s College Football and Madden games come out…my husband is a big kid when it comes to video games and sports but that is what I love about him!

Now I love to watch football (especially when the Gators and Jaguars are playing), but what I love more is the “event” of watching football. It’s basically a reason to have a party (big or small) every week! Whether it’s just me and the fam, or we have a few friends over, or on the rare occasion that we are actually tailgating at the game, it’s all the same to me! I’m usually thinking all week about what we’re going to eat on Game Day!

You don’t have to love or even like football to participate in this event. All I am asking is for you to email me a recipe (or two) that you think can be enjoyed by few or many on Game Day! Dips, appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, desserts, drinks … bring it all on! And if you want to represent your TEAM in your food – even better!!

Now doesn’t this sound like fun?

Please email me at aggie_d@hotmail.com by Monday September 15:
Your name and blog name/link
Recipe name and link to post

Food and Football in subject line

And if you would, please include the event name and link to this post in your recipe post! Spread the word … the more the merrier! If you don’t have a blog and have a recipe, just email me your name, pic and recipe and I will include it too!

The Food and Football Roundup will be posted Friday, September 19!

Looking forward to seeing all of your great food!

Go Gators and Jags!

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