Dominate the Plate: Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

By Tom Kelly on September 2, 2016 at 9:30 am

So you might have heard that Penn State Football is back this weekend. What's especially wonderful is the 3:30 PM kickoff, because tailgating rules. The drinks, the camaraderie, the drinks, the games, and the drinks. Best of all, however, is the food. And sure, you can grab Weis' finest to cater your tailgate party, but it feels so much better to make your own cuisine to feed your friends and probably assorted strangers. 

With all that said, let's make some pulled pork in the crockpot. Set it, forget it, and get progressively worse at solving Lionshead bottle cap puzzles while you wait for the meat to cook.

Food is good.


- 1 Cup Ketchup

- 1 Cup Chili Sauce

- 1/4 Cup Dijon Mustard

- 3 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar

- 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

- 2 Tablespoons Honey

- 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce

- 1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

- 4 Cloves Garlic, minced

- 3 lbs Boneless Pork Butt (lol)

- 3/4 Cup Water

- Kaiser Rolls


1. The night before the game, throw the ketchup, chili sauce, mustard, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, honey, soy sauce, red pepper flakes and garlic in a medium-sized saucepan.

Ketchup is good imo

2. Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for five minutes. Let the sauce return to room temperature and enjoy the smells.

this smelled real good

3. Put the butt (again, lol) into a ziplock bag and pour the cooled-down sauce over the meat. Seal the bag and let it marinate overnight (or for at least eight hours).

3. The next day, once you're out in the tailgating fields, take out the butt (I am a child) and put it into a crockpot. Pour the marinade sauce into a bowl, add the water, and mix. Pour the sauce mixture over the meat, cover the slow cooker, and cook on low for eight to ten hours (or four to five on high). 



slobbering noises

4. Once it's done, shred the cooked butt (Oh don't look so shocked) with two forks. Serve on the kaiser rolls. Enjoy! FYI these go really well with coleslaw, pickles, and baked beans (lol butts).

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