Football season is here, so let’s load up on some tailgating food with these Waffle Pulled Pork Sliders. Okay, who am I kidding, I don’t even really care about football in the way people who join fantasy football leagues do. I’m only in it for the food and the commercials.
Commercials? Yep—I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m a huge commercial watcher and fan. The good ones, are few and far between, but when they’re good, it’s like a satisfying mini-story. Anyone else with me on this? Probably not — which might be the exact reason (or one of a few) that I don’t have a large circle of friends.
But my friends who are near-and-dear, will listen to the ramble about my new fav 30-second commercials with a drink in one hand and one of these sliders in the other. Seriously, these are some crazy-everything sliders. I lifted the recipes for the waffles from Matt’s waffled potato pancakes —same with the beer pulled pork (which is a slow-cooker recipe, so you got this!). Between the two of us, we are always trying to out do each other with game day eats. I didn’t win on this one, because they’re his recipes. I just pulled them together for this killer ensemble.
Stay tuned though, because between the two of us, we will be hitting game day food hard with some killer mash-ups that we can’t to share.
Waffled Pulled Pork Sliders
Yield: Makes 12 sliders
Slow-Cooker Beer Pulled Pork
- 2 lbs. pork butt
- 2 cups brown ale
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup mustard
- ¼ cup molasses
- 1 tablespoon Worchestire
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
- ½ garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Waffled potato pancakes
- 4 cups cold mashed potato
- 3 tablespoons chopped green onions
- 3 tablespoons diced red peppers
- 1/3 cup cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
- 4 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
To make slow-cooker beer pulled pork: Place pork but in the bottom of slow cooker. In a large bowl combine and mix remaining ingredients. Pour mixture over pork butt. Set slow cooker to low for 8 hours.
To make potato pancakes: Preparation: Heat waffle iron and cover with oil. Place four tablespoons of flour onto a pie pan or a shallow plate. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Use an ice cream scooper to dump potato pancake onto plate with flour. Flatten scoop into a round disc. Place potato pancake into a waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
To assemble: Place coleslaw on one waffled potato pancake, layer with pulled pork, onion rings, pickles and top with second waffled potato pancake.