Super Bowl Party Recipes

There’s some big- time excitement about football around here with the San Diego Chargers in the playoffs on Sunday. Of course, we have to get past those pesky *perfect season* Patriots but we’re all remaining optimistic. In any case, I’ve had football party food on the mind for a while now as we’ve been thinking ahead to Superbowl. We had friends over last weekend for the nail-biting game where the Chargers managed to get past the Colts. I served up three recipes for the game that were perfect for football. Cooking Light’s December issue included this recipe: Alabama Pulled Pork Sandwiches with White Barbecue Sauce. After reading some discussion about this recipe on the CL bulletin board, I decided to go for it. Included in the recipe are sweet potato biscuits, which serve as the bread for the sandwich. Unlike other pulled pork recipes, this recipe uses tenderloin and is simmered for a short hour in a spiced-up marinade before the pork is then pulled apart.

The white barbecue sauce is something that I’ve never seen before. The tangy sauce was basically salt-and-peppered mayonnaise mixed with vinegar and a splash of lemon juice. I was a bit apprehensive about the sauce as it just didn’t sound all that good to me. The funny thing is… the sauce was singled out by my guests as “really good.” It did work with the pork and the biscuits. This was one scrumptious little sandwich (all who were present agreed.)

I set up the pork, sauce and biscuits on a self serve platter. Some ate the pork by itself with the biscuits on the side, and others put it all together into little sandwiches.

In my effort to locate an appropriate side-dish to the pulled pork sandwiches, I settled on America’s Test Kitchen’s Creamy Buttermilk Cole Slaw. This one was a delightful change from the mayo based coleslaws that I’ve typically made. One party go-er who “has never cared for coleslaw” remarked, “Wow! This is really good stuff.”

Hmmmm…. dessert for the football party? What can I do with a pile of butterfinger candy bars?? Make Butterfinger- Chunk Cookies, of course!

These were those kind of cookies where you couldn’t possibly have just one! I had wished that the chopped pieces of butterfinger would remain in chunks within the baked cookie, but instead they melted into the cookie. Still good. Yummm.

I have more Superbowl Party recipes HERE.

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12 Responses to “Super Bowl Party Recipes”

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    Mad William Flint — January 22, 2008 @ 5:22 PM

    That sandwich looks incredible. My stomach has just threatened to learn how to cook on it’s own if I don’t make that within 48 hours.

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    Mrs. S. — February 4, 2008 @ 1:31 AM

    We just finished eating these sandwiches and they were delicious! And not very hard, either. I was a little worried about the sweet potato biscuits, but they turned out great, too.

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    Homesick Texan — June 26, 2008 @ 7:41 PM

    I had an obsession w/ Alabama white sauce for a while, and even made a trip down there to try it. Good stuff!

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    DocChuck — June 26, 2008 @ 8:38 PM

    We love pulled pork and we love Alabama white sauce. I guess that’s because we are native Southerners (Texas).

    We used to do our pork shoulders on the smoker (Big Green Egg) but have found that the pork is just as good done in the oven, if done properly. And it is SOOoo much easier in the oven.

    Good post. Thanks.

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    Casual Observer — June 26, 2008 @ 8:42 PM

    I’m curious as to why all your recipes at recipegirl are rated by you and have the rating of “restaurant quality-would make again”? It kind of leads the unaware to believe that someone has tried your recipe and found it great. Of course you like it – you made it and blogged about it. Let someone not associated with you try it and post the ratings. If it’s that great it will generate its own greatness. Just a thought

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    Paula — June 26, 2008 @ 10:43 PM

    Looks really tasty! I’ve not had the white sauce before; will have to try it out!

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    Becky — June 26, 2008 @ 11:04 PM

    yum…pulled pork. i’ve never seen white sauce before but now i’m curious.

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    RecipeGirl — June 27, 2008 @ 12:35 AM

    Casual observer… is a relatively new site. If you have read anything about me as a sitehost, I don’t publish recipes on my site that I don’t care for. Therefore, I rate them as either RQ, or ‘Hey This One’s a Keeper.’ I don’t see any point in keeping it on my site if it’s not a good one. There are many recipes on the site that have reviews other than mine. I’m currently in the middle of having a new site designed where reviews by others will be easier to submit. It’s all a work in progress all the time!

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    culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess — June 28, 2008 @ 10:15 AM

    I’ve never tried pulled pork but you’ve inspired me to give it a go.

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    yemek tarifleri — October 31, 2008 @ 6:02 PM

    Thank you

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    dünyan?n en güzel oyunlar? — October 31, 2008 @ 6:04 PM

    Good post. Thanks.

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    yemek oyunlar? — October 31, 2008 @ 6:06 PM

    thank for this post.