10/12/2013

Tailgate Bonanza with Pork and Kroger!

There's not much I love more than a great Tailgate Party!  Our friends and family are quite divided fans but regardless of what team we cheer for, everyone loves great food and great company on Game Day!  I wish there was a way every one of you could come on over to try some of the amazing things we've cooked up with Pork
 Since you all can't be here in person, to celebrate Pork and Tailgating, I’m giving away a
PRIZE PACKAGE VALUED AT $200

so you can stock up on plenty of Pork and other party supplies at Kroger!
Here's what we'll send to you:
-One portable outdoor grill
-Taylor digital thermometer
-Tailgate cooler (contains divided areas to keep your drinks and food separate, storage pockets and an attached bottle opener)
- $100 gift card to Kroger Supermarkets.
 
TO ENTER:
Time's up! We have a winner! 

Madonna
who said..."
I tweeted
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Now, back to the Paaaaaaartay!...
We started at King Soopers (our local store in the Kroger Family) to stock up on great Pork products and party supplies.
 They had everything we needed, including some Broncos gear (We're NFL Broncos Fans and NCAAF Ohio State Buckeye fans all the way!)
Now on to the menu!  The stars of the show were definitely the Marmalade Ribs


and Smoked Pork Sliders

We also whipped up a batch of our family-favorite 50 Yard Fiesta Dip

as well as some Spicy Corn Bake

Throw your favorite drinks in the cooler and bring along treats (High Altitude Chocolate Chip Cookies) and you've got one great tailgate!

BBQ Marmalade Ribs
Ingredients:
4 lbs Pork Ribs

Rib Rub:
2 tsp coarse salt
2 tsp paprika
1 T garlic powder
½ tsp red pepper flakes
¼ tsp ground black pepper

BBQ Marmalade Sauce:
3 C your favorite BBQ sauce (we love Sweet Baby Ray)
2 T honey
¼ C. orange marmalade 
combine all sauce ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well.
To prepare Ribs in either an oven or smoker:
Conventional Oven:  Preheat to 300 degrees F.  Coat ribs with rub mixture.  Wrap ribs in aluminum foil and place on baking sheet.  Bake for 2 ½ hours.  Remove from oven, coat ribs generously with BBQ Marmalade.  At this point, I like to put the ribs in the fridge (can make ahead up to 24 hours) then when it’s Tailgate time, put them on a hot grill for 2-3 minutes each side to heat them up and sear the sauce. 

Smoker: If you have a smoker, here’s our favorite way to cook these ribs.  Set smoker to 225 F.
Coat ribs with rub mixture, place in smoker for 3 hours.  Remove ribs, coat with a thin coating of BBQ Marmalade and wrap in aluminum foil.  Continue smoking for 2 hours.  Remove ribs, coat generously with sauce and smoke for 1 additional hour.

Smoked Pork Sliders
We created a "Sliders Buffet" so everyone could make their own creations!  This is great for a crowd, especially if you have kids in the mix.

Ingredients:
Pork Loin, around 3 lbs.
coarse Kosher Salt
liquid smoke (in the spice aisle)
24 King's Hawaiian Rolls or other small rolls
3 cups your favorite BBQ Sauce
Honey Mustard
Creamy Horseradish
Butter Pickle Slices
Sliced Olives
Cole Slaw (homemade or storebought)
Sliced Provelone Cheese

Directions:Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Lay out two large sheets of aluminum foil. Lay two large sheets of plastic wrap on top of foil. Placepork loin on the plastic wrap (this keeps the moisture in! It's an amazing slow-roasting secret!:)). Sprinkle generously with kosher salt and liquid smoke, rub all over pork loin. Wrap up plastic wrap tightly around pork loin and then wrap with aluminum foil. Place in large roasting pan. Repeat with other loin half. Bake at 225 degrees 7-10 hrs. until done.  Remove from oven and shred pork.  At this point you can refrigerate or freeze for later use.  To make sandwiches, place Pulled Pork in a slow cooker.  Add BBQ Sauce and heat on low until pork is warm.  Place remaining ingredients in seperate bowls along with a basket of rolls.  Let guests place desired amount of pork on a roll then add toppings to create their own smoked pork creations!

Need More Tailgate Inspiration?  Check out the Tailgating with Pork and Kroger Pinterest board!  You can even repin your favorites for a chance to win a $250 Gift Card!

Disclaimer: I am being compensated by the National Pork Board and Kroger for this recipe and tailgate promotion.

150 comments:

Denise S. said...

Great giveaway, thanks!

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Anonymous said...

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Caryn Ross said...

That looks like a winning tailgate meal to me!

Emily Anna said...

Mmmmm...Sounds so yummy! Wish we could be there with you. Go Cougars!

Bryn said...

YUM!! I would prefer coming to one of your parties, but since we live so far away I guess I could throw my own:)

Emily Wells said...

I love Kroger!

Rebecca W. said...

Looks great!

Lindsey Ebert said...

Thank you for all you do!!!

tannawings said...

We love to tailgate too! Bring on the pork and the grill!


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Dawn Renee ' said...

Thanks to you and Kroger for this wonderful giveaway. Can't wait to try your awesome recipes too!

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Rachel & Jamon Clark said...

Those smoked sliders sound incredible!I will have to try them

Dianne McVetty said...

The smoked sliders recipes sound delicious and something my family would enjoy! Thanks.

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Amy said...

Love pork and your recipes look delicious!

debbie said...

Those ribs look really good.
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So much fun! All the recipes look amazing.
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Gina Wildorchid said...

The spicy corn bake looks amazing.

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Michelle Lantz said...

This would be perfect to have!

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Anonymous said...

These recipes look delicious!

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Scot Forler said...

Love those pork sliders

HarleyC said...

Those ribs look AWESOME!!! Thanks for the recipes!

tat2gurlzrock said...

Nice giveaway and great recipes!!!Thanks!

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Bridget said...

Thanks for the chance - I love shopping at Kroger!

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Jessica Loveland said...

What a fun giveaway!

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Debra Holloway said...

This giveaway if fabulous, it has everything. I especially love the pork recipes. My favorite is the ribs.

Madonna said...

if its barbeque then you have to have ribs :)

Anonymous said...

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Madonna said...

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Elizabeth said...

I cannot wait to make the ribs, yum

chief no see um said...

Would make a great meal for some homeless people, we sponsor them different nights of the week- so if I won I would give it to church that's turn was that game night

christov10 said...

This is making me hungry

Rachel said...

I love the health food options at Kroger.

Elsisi said...

I love football and food! This prize package would make me so happy in many ways!

JESSiCA said...

I enjoyed reading this blog post!! Your recipes were very easy to understand, even I can cook it! I liked the pictures too! I like tailgating parties too!!COOL!=)I'd love to win, I love Kroger!

Anonymous said...

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Melanie Montgomery said...

I wanna throw a tailgate party!

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Anonymous said...

Looks delicious

mary gallo said...

Love to tailgate. Love Kroger! Thanks for sponsoring this contest.

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Stephen Alexander said...

I can't wait to grill out!

Trippy Cusp said...

Really fantastic recipes! I only shop at Kroger and I love that they offer great quality food for a low price. Makes completing that recipe list a little easier :)

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JC said...

I like pull pork sliders.

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Anna Evans said...

recipes look awesome! thanks for great giveaway!

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Kathie Craig said...

These recipes look so yummy that they are making me hungry!!

Shan said...

This post is making me so hungry! I love football season!

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patty wright said...

Awesome giveaway!

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Football is my passion and this is a nice giveaway that I would like to win.

Harmony Burmeister said...

those sliders look yummy! thanks for the giveaway

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Judith Smith said...

Gotta Try that Corn Bake recipe.

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Jennifer said...

Oh my! I love ALL thinks pork! Great giveaway and great recipes.

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Jennifer Waite said...

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Amanda Rauch said...

I would so love to win such a great prize pack! We have been without a grill for about 5-6 years and it is killing me!! We just don't have the money to buy a new one right now. Thanks for the chance to win one!!

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Terri Herman said...

Looks great! THanks for the chance to win!

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Great giveaway!

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kdrae said...

Would love this!!

Anonymous said...

Very nice

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Helga said...

I would love this for my next BBQ!

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Jonathan Baker said...

Love pork AND Kroger!

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Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance! :)

Jamie Boyd said...

Those pictures look delicious!

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Leah Wall said...

thanks for the chance to win :) I don't know what I'd make - but something yummy for sure :)

Karen F said...

This post really made me hungry!

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michele A said...

That would b neat to win

KJ Skib said...

Those marmalade ribs look wonderful. They make me want to tailgate right now! I can't wait to try them.

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Lynn said...

Awesome giveaway! This is perfect for tailgating this fall/winter! Thanks for the chance :)
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DL said...

OMG! I am totally going to go have lunch now! YUM~

Amy Lynn said...

those smoked pork sliders look super yummy! I like how you set it up as a buffet for DIY. thanks for the giveaway!
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1froglegs said...

In my neck of the woods we tailgate for College football instead of the NFL. It is a tradition in this region.

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Carl Ginger said...

Nice nice tailgate pack giveaway! Would love to win and would love those pork sliders!

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Thanks for the great recipes and the giveaway, would love to win!

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Boy, the recipes are making me hungry!

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heatherzilla said...

Thanks for the great recipes! I definitely want to make the 50 Yard fiesta dip. So cute!

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Sarah Marshall said...

The Smoked Pork Sliders look yummy!

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