A solid meatloaf is often the cure for anything that ails you, especially since they’re a quick & easy dinner, even on a budget. This one is stuffed with a rich, creamy macaroni & cheese, and topped with a slightly sweet & savory sauce. This Mac & Cheese Stuffed Honey Barbecue Meatloaf is ready in an hour, and the answer to any and all dinner dilemmas where comfort food is a must.
Pasta salad is one of the most easily adaptable side dishes out there, both the ingredients and to any occasion. Step up your pasta salad game with this creamy Crunchy Doritos Taco Pasta Salad. Featuring seasoned ground beef, crushed Doritos, and fresh veggies tossed in a creamy dressing- it’s a real family & potluck pleaser.
Crispy quesadillas fit the bill for so many occasions. Lunch, dinner, even a Game Day snack these quick & easy Cheesy Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas are sure to be a home run with whatever crew you’re serving.
Potato salad is a Southern staple, but just like your wardrobe- it’s a dish that needs to be updated for the season. This Warm Mustard & Herb German Style Potato Salad is a cold weather ‘must-have’, seasonal side dish.
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Your game time snacks should pack just as much action as the main event. These Spicy Barbecue Chicken Fajita Sliders are the perfect football appetizer.
Who doesn’t love a good plate of barbecue? This Slow Cooker Texas Style Barbecue Brisket Sandwiches is easy, easy enough for any day. Piled high on fluffy buns, these sandwiches are a filling meal that’s finger lickin’ good.
Rich and creamy, with a surprisingly sweet and yummy sauce– Aunt Gert’s Sweet Macaroni Salad is the recipe you want to have on hand for Spring picnics and Summer barbecues.
A rich broth is filled with barbecue chicken flavor and chock full of yummy ‘toppings’, like sweet corn, red onion, rotisserie chicken, mozzarella cheese, and cilantro leaves. This Barbecue Chicken Pizza Soup is a yummy, innovative hybrid dish.
Have you ever had white barbecue sauce? In the South most people will tell you once you’ve had this version, you won’t want to go back to the red-style again. White Barbecue Sauce is creamy with a mildly spicy kick and makes a great dipping sauce as well as a baste for grilled chicken.
Pork that’s slowly roasted in the crock pot until it’s so tender it falls apart, and is then mixed with a sweet and tangy balsamic vinegar & honey barbecue sauce, makes for a crowd-pleasing platter of pulled pork sliders. Not only are they great party appetizers, but the sons tear them up when we have them for either lunch or dinner, and the left overs are just as yummy. I know, I know, the name makes them sound pretty fancy, but they couldn’t be any easier. Let the pork cook during the day and when it’s done it’s a snap to mix in the homemade sauce, making them a perfect option for any day, including those busy weekday meals. Got leftovers? This freezes beautifully to save for a later meal. Or you could always make up an entire batch and freeze that if you’re looking to have meals stocked on stand-by.
Balsamic Vinegar & Honey Pulled Pork Sliders
recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
2 1/2 pound boneless pork shoulder roast
1 cup chopped onion (1 large)
3/4 cup chopped green sweet pepper (1 medium)
1 tsp crushed dried thyme
1/2 tsp crushed dried rosemary
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup ketchup
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tbsp Worcestershire
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
20 slider buns
sliced sweet or dill pickles, optional
1. First remove any excess fat from the meat. Place the trimmed meat in the crock pot, cutting to fit if necessary. Add in the onion and pepper, and sprinkle the vegetables and meat with the thyme and rosemary. Pour broth over the meat.
2. Cover and cook on low for 9 to 10 hours or on high for 4 1/2 to 5 hours.
3. Meanwhile, we’ll be making the bbq sauce. Combine vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic, black pepper, and salt in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Let the sauce simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes, or until slightly thickened, while stirring occasionally.
4. Transfer meat to a cutting board. Use two forks to pull meat apart into shreds, discarding any fat, or use a stand mixer to do the job for you. Strain the peppers and onions and discard the liquid. Return shredded meat and vegetables to the crock pot. Stir in barbecue sauce until fully incorporated. Cover and cook for 1 more hour on low.
5. To serve, spoon the bbq onto the slider bun bottoms. Top with coleslaw and pickles, if desired. Cover with bun tops. Eat & enjoy!