Superbowl Sunday (continued)

Well that game could not have gone any better!  Sorry, but I cannot get enough of this picture…priceless.  Way to go Peyton!

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Ok now back to the food at our Superbowl gathering…

Everything came out great and we had almost no leftovers :).  As promised, here are the recipes!

Homemade Salsa and Guacamole

Guacamole & Salsa - LiveDinePartyFor my husband and I, it is not football Sunday without some salsa and guac.  It is a staple pairing for us.  I have to give Matt most of the credit for making it this weekend…it came out amazing.

Although we don’t really follow a recipe when making either one, the below recipes should help you get started 🙂  You can really add or subtract the amount of these ingredients based on what you like and how much you want to make.  For example, I am not a spicy person so we make some salsa with the hot peppers and some without for me.  Also, the key to the guacamole is using ripe avocados.  A ready-to-eat avocado should yield to firm gentle pressure.  If it feels soft, it is too ripe.

Salsa Ingredients

  • 5 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 habanero peppers, chopped
  • fresh cilantro chopped
  • salt to taste
  • lime juice

Directions

Mix and dip your chips in!

Guacamole Ingredients

  • 3 avocados, mashed
  • 1/4 cup salsa (see above)
  • Juice from 1 lime

Directions

Mix and dip your chips in!

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Adapted from finecooking.com

Pulled Pork Sandwiches - LiveDineParty

This is my go to pulled pork recipe.  I have used it for several parties because (1) everyone loves pulled pork and (2) it is super easy.  And, I always get compliments on it.

Ingredients

  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 3/4 cup jarred tomato salsa (medium heat)
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 Tbs. cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbs. chili powder
  • Kosher salt
  • One 3 1/2 lb – to 4 lb. pork shoulder, trimmed
  • 3 Tbs. tomato paste
  • Toasted hamburger buns, normal or slider size

Directions

In a slow cooker, combine the onion, salsa, 1/3 cup of the cider vinegar, brown sugar, cumin, chili powder, and 1 tsp. salt.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches - LiveDineParty

Add the pork shoulder and turn to coat. Cover the slow cooker and cook until the pork is fork-tender, 5 to 6 hours on high or 7 to 8 hours on low.  You may need to turn it over a few times throughout the cooking process to keep it in the juices.

Transfer the pork to a cutting board and shred the pork using two forks.  Discard any fat. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup of the juices and onions, tomato paste, remaining 2 Tbs. cider vinegar, and 1 tsp. salt.  Add the pulled pork and mix to combine.  If the pork seems dry, add more juices as needed. Finally, toast the hamburger buns and load it up with pulled pork…and don’t forget the napkins!

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