Tailgating is Easy When You Party with Pork

Football season is upon us – and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to tailgate. No matter how much time you have before kick-off, the secret to tackling your game-day gathering is serving a meal that’s tasty and easy to cook – and there’s no better choice than pork – the MVP of tailgating!

Whether you’re firing up the grill for a pregame backyard get-together or slow cooking at the stadium before kickoff, pork’s versatility in terms of flavor and preparation methods is unmatched. These four cuts are perfect on the grill or in the slow cooker and pair well with all kinds of bold flavor:

  • Ribs – Craving back, country-style or spare? Ribs are a classic hit that everyone will enjoy on game day.
  • Chops – Porterhouse, New York and Ribeye Pork Chops are some of the most popular cuts of pork because they don’t require long cook times – and simply cook them like a steak!
  • Tenderloin – This juicy, tender cut is best when complemented by spice rubs or marinades.
  • Loin Roast – Roasts are delicious brined or rubbed with a spice mixture and barbecued.

With pork as your game day all-star, you won’t have to spend time stressing at the meat case or over the grill about what to serve or how to cook it:

  • Newly released pork cut names and labels now reflect the names of familiar cuts of steak and they include cooking recommendations to make sure the pork is as juicy, flavorful and tender as possible.
  • With cuts like the New York Pork Chop and Ribeye Pork Chop that can be incorporated into plenty of great-tasting recipes – like kabobs, sliders and sandwiches – you can’t go wrong.

Tips for the Grill:

Grilling pork on game day is easier than you think – especially when you keep these tips in mind:

  • Prevent meat from sticking on the grill by using clean racks and coating them with vegetable oil or a nonstick vegetable oil spray.
  • Preheat grill to the proper temperature to ensure the meat surface is seared quickly to give it a flavorful crust.
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Recipes for Tailgate Season

Cuban Pork Adobo Chops

Cuban Pork Adobo Chops

Grilled BBQ Pork Pizza Wrap

Tangy Grilled Pork Back Ribs

Double Pork Party Sliders

Double Pork Party Sliders

Perfect Pulled Pork

Perfect Pulled Pork

Make-It-Mine Pork Kabobs

Make-It-Mine Pork Kabobs

Grilled Porterhouse Pork Chops, Bone-in with Chipotle Cilantro Butter

Grilled Porterhouse Pork Chops,
Bone-in with Chipotle Cilantro Butter

For even more dishes to inspire your next tailgate, try a recipe from some of our pals of pork: