Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Pork. The opinions and text are all mine.When I was in my early 20’s, I was dating a guy who had season tickets for the University of Georgia football games. This was the year Herschel Walker was a freshman and took the team all the way to the Sugar Bowl. I’ve been addicted ever since! My husband tells me this was a huge factor in his decision to ask me to marry him!
One of my favorite things about football season is the food! We entertain a lot during football season, so I am always looking for easy to make tailgating recipes. I have always loved pork, and even more so now that I am watching my weight. Pork is a versatile protein I can use in a lot of my favorite recipes. It cannot get any easier than putting Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork into the crockpot. I can add a few ingredients, set the crockpot on high for 4-5 hours and I am good to go.
With the Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork, you get Real Flavor Real Fast. This is important to me. I am a busy mom and I don’t have time to hang in the kitchen, cooking all day. I want to be with my family and friends, rooting our favorite football team to victory. On game day, I head to Kroger and pick up a few of our favorite Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork products.
Smithfield offers such mouthwatering flavors like Roasted Garlic & Herb, Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper and Sweet Teriyaki. My personal favorites are the Southwest Style Peppercorn, and Slow Smoked Mesquite. Like many families, we are on the go all week. I want my family to enjoy a delicious meal, but don’t have a ton of time. That is why Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is the perfect solution for our family. I get a ton of inspiration for 30 minute meals from their “real flavor real fast” website. When my family asks, “what’s for dinner?”, Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is an easy meal solution.
Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is available in a variety of flavors across Tenderloins, Loin Filets and Sirloins. One easy tailgating recipe I make is my Crockpot Pulled Pork Sandwich with Cranberry Apple Slaw. It is full of flavor, the prep work is done for you, it’s easy to make and quite affordable. All I need are a few ingredients, our favorite Smithfield Marinated Slow Smoked Mesquite and my crockpot!
Once the timer on the crockpot goes off, I just pull the pork apart with two forks. Yes, it is that tender! I barely make an effort to shred my mouthwatering Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork. Then I just add some BBQ sauce and mix thoroughly. And just like that, you have a great base for my Crockpot Pulled Pork Sandwich with Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork.
Next, you just mix up the ingredients for the slaw. The result is my Crockpot Pulled Pork Sandwich with Cranberry Apple Slaw! One thing I love about this recipe is how versatile it is. If you are heading out to tailgate for the big game, you can just pack up the pork mixture, buns and your slaw. Once you get to the stadium, you can easily build your Crockpot Pulled Pork Sandwich with Cranberry Apple Slaw. One word of caution; bring enough for seconds because this easy tailgating recipe is a real crowd pleaser!
I love how Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork, helps make cooking easy and delicious for the fall season! Especially for my Crockpot Pulled Pork Sandwich with Cranberry Apple Slaw. I usually make enough to serve for a meal during the week and then freeze the rest for game day. I also appreciate that Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is made from 100% fresh pork. And, as part of my healthy lifestyle, it is packed full of protein. This is important to me, especially on workout days.
Are you looking for easy to make meals on those busy school nights? Get inspiration from the plethora of recipes found on the Smithfield website. Smithfield is a brand I trust when serving my family and friends. It gives me peace of mind knowing their products are made from 100% high quality fresh pork. Oh, and don’t forget the outstanding flavor of the Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork products! Yum! Want a great dessert that is the perfect ending to this meal? Try my Easy Homemade Mini Apple Turnovers!
- 1 Smithfield Fresh Pork Loin Filet (flavor of your choice)
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 2 cups peeled, chopped green apples, divided
- 1 cup dried cranberries, divided
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup BBQ sauce
- 1 bag slaw mix
- 1/2 cup cole slaw dressing
- Place your Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet in your crockpot. Add chopped green apples and 1/2 cup dried cranberries, Add the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to the chicken stock, Mix well and pour over pork loin filet. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Shred your pork loin and mix with contents of crockpot. Add BBQ sauce. Mix well.
- In a medium bowl, add your cole slaw mix, remaining chopped apples and dried cranberries. Mix well, Add cole slaw dressing. Mix well again.
- Add one scoop of shredded pork to your slider bun. Top with cole slaw mixture. Enjoy!
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