Now that football season has officially kicked off my culinary skills are being put to the test. When the boys are vegged out in the living room watching the Cowboys or Packers they get hungry. While I throw together the typical game day foods like hot chili, hot dogs and cheese n salsa dip, sometimes I like to mix up the menu a bit.
One of my favorite kitchen tools during the fall and winter months is my slow cooker. I can throw just about anything in there and forget about it until we’re ready to eat. Rather than the a simple bbq pulled pork, I keep the dishes interesting by incorporating new flavors. For yesterday’s Packer’s game, I made a Hawaiian Pulled Pork in the slow cooker that’s full of flavor.
It all starts with a yellow onion that is diced and layered on the bottom of the slow cooker.
Next you put together a simple rub with a packet of McCormick Grill Mates Hawaiian Luau seasoning, a tablespoon of smoked paprika, a teaspoon of ground black pepper, a teaspoon of ground ginger and a teaspoon of garlic powder. Mix it all together and you’ve got a tasty rub for the pork.
Rub that seasoning all over a 4-5 pork shoulder (or butt), whichever you prefer and set it on top of the onions in the slow cooker.
Now for a sweet sauce you mix together 1/2 cup of chicken broth, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste and 1 cup of crushed pineapple.
Pour that sauce over the pork and let it cook on low for 8 hours.
When the timer goes off you can shred the pork with two fork and for an extra Hawaiian touch, sandwich it in King’s Hawaiian Sandwich Buns. It gives the sandwich an added sweetness that everyone will love.
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