Monday, November 12, 2018

Tailgating Season

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Your friends will cheer when you serve them these Carnitas Walking Tacos at your tailgating or homegating party. These fun game day appetizers are sure to make the perfect snack for the big game.
If you are hosting a tailgating or homegating party for the big game this year than you’ve come to the right place. Over the years I've created so many fun and festive football-themed snacks and desserts to share with you here & I can’t wait to show you what I’ve come up with this time around.

How fun does that party spread, pictured above, look to you? My table is decked out with football-themed party ware and an exciting game day spread that will earn you extra points with your guests. 

And no Big Game celebration would be complete without the official drink of college football fans, which happens to be my drink of choice~Dr Pepper®. I just love the rich, indulgent, one of a kind flavor of Dr Pepper, really, nothing else compares! Plus, they have so many delicious flavors to choose from (last I heard it was 23 flavors). 

Since I'm planning to host some epic gatherings this tailgating season, I decided to stock up on Dr Pepper at Dollar General, as well as pick up some other awesome football party must-haves (Cups, plates, serveware, etc) in the hopes of keeping me on budget.  
For those who love a good deal, you should know that currently, when you stock up on Dr Pepper at Dollar General you earn rewards. Awesome, right?! Don't you just love when you get incentives to buy things you were already planning to get? 

As someone who loves Mexican food, I guess it's no surprise that one of my favorite tailgating foods is Carnitas Walking Tacos. Not only is it absolutely delicious and filling but when the crowds come hungry, you can easily have everyone eating in under five minutes (or less)!
Dr Pepper also happens to be my secret weapon for marinating the carnitas. It adds so much flavor to the meat and makes it come out incredibly tender and moist (which leaves you wanting more instantly)! 

Ready to make this for your next tailgating party?
Carnitas (Pork) Walking Tacos

3 pounds bone-in pork shoulder
2 tablespoons Knorr chicken seasoning
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 Cup diced onion
1/2 Cup chopped cilantro
1 Can of 
Dr Pepper®
medium avocados, pitted, peeled and chopped
1 Tomato
1 can Tomato Sauce
Tomatillo Salsa
Roasted Poblano Salsa
1 Lemon
2 bags tortilla chips
1. Season pork with knorr chicken seasoning, cumin, oregano, and black pepper
2. Place pork in a slow cooker, pour a can of 
Dr. Pepper, the tomato sauce, onion and cilantro and enough water to cover it. Set it to cook on High for 5 hours or Low for 8 hours.
3. Once the cooking time is up, remove the pork bone and use 2 forks to shred the pork. Keep warm.
4. For the guacamole, simply combine the mashed avocado, chopped tomato, onion, cilantro and season with salt.
5. Place tortilla chips in a cup then put 
3/4 cup of shredded pork carnitas over them, garnish with cheese, salsa and your favorite toppings.
Happy tailgating!!!