Sep 25, 2013

The Buzz on Brews and BBQ is that this is the hottest food trend in 2013 AND it is also the perfect combo balled up to make your tailgating party an undefeated success!

The kickoff foods included in your tailgating party should be as bold and action-packed as the game you're about to watch!

Under Pressure Pulled Pork Sandwich
Recipe courtesy of Emily Ellyn, Retro Rad Television Chef,

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time:  40 – 50 minutes
Total Time:  55 – 65 minutes
Yield:  15 – 20 sliders, 10 full-sized sandwiches

3 pounds pork butt, cut in quarters
1 (12-ounce) bottle beer
3 cups stock (beef or chicken)
3 cups Ketchup
Juice and zest of 3 oranges
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 large red onions, peeled and sliced
½ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoon prepared mustard (like Dijon)
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon Chinese five spice powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
Brioche buns for sandwiches
Spicy Fennel Slaw, recipe to follow

In a medium bowl mix together all ingredients except pork butt.  Place pork in pressure cooker and pour sauce ingredients over.  Bring to full pressure, reduce to medium, and cook for 40 – 50 minutes.  While the pork is cooking, prepare the fennel slaw and candied jalapeno peppers. 

When the pork is cooked, remove from the pot and reserve on a plate until cool enough to handle. When cooled, shred the meat with your hands or using two forks. Strain the BBQ sauce through a fine mesh strainer and place back in the pot over medium high heat.  Let the liquid reduce by half, pour over shredded pork and reserve for assembly.

To serve, pile up the delicious pulled pork on brioche buns topped with fennel slaw you’ll get a perfect bite of beer and BBQ with every bite.  Touchdown!

Rad Tip:  If you do not have a pressure cooker use a slow cooker. Put all ingredients in a slow cooker, and cook on high for 5 hours.

Now, get the Fennel Orange and Ale Slaw & the Beer Caramel Dip recipes to complete the meal! 


Emily Ellyn will be appearing at our Orlando Home Show October 5 & 6.
For 2-for-1 tickets to the show, order HERE and save today!