Taste of the NFL Super Bowl Recipe: Pulled Pork With BBQ Sauce


Let’s face it, even if you don’t know who’s playing in the Super Bowl, you know that it’s a great excuse to hang out with your family and friends and enjoy great food. Many times we have our favorite go-to recipe that we do every year, but if you have no clue what to bring to the party, then we have the perfect recipe. It’s delicious, easy, travels well, and it’ll be the talk of the party after your guests taste it. This recipe is from chef Andrew Zimmern one of the chefs from Taste of the NFL, which raises funds every year for food banks and non-profit organizations that help feed those in need.
Barbeque Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork with Homemade BBQ Sauce

This recipe needs to be prepared the night before, but it’s pretty easy to make and it’s packed with flavor. It’s a recipe that can be prepared various ways, either on the grill or in the oven, and it’s a healthier alternative to chicken wings, but still very satisfying.


1 bone-in pork shoulder, roughly 5-6 pounds

The rub
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
3 tablespoons ground black pepper
3 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon celery seeds
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground ginger

The Basting Sauce
1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
1 small onion minced
1 teaspoon hot red chile flakes
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

The Sauce
3 cups cider vinegar
3 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
1 cup Heinz chile sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons Crystal hot sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons red chile flakes, or more to taste
1 teaspoon ground black pepper