Top 5 Tender Belly Super Bowl Snacks

Top 5 Tender Belly Super Bowl Snacks

Let’s get ready to rumble with Tender Belly pork recipes to save your game day party!

Need to wow your friends for the big game? We’ve got you covered with Tender Belly inspired snacks recipes everyone will love. We’re not saying it will soothe any losses, but it will fuel the entertainment.

BBQ Pulled Pork Baked Sweet Potato Bites

  • 2-3 lbs. Tender Belly pork butt
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 3 whole garlic cloves, peels removed
  • 15 oz. canned tomato sauce
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 dried apricots
  • 2 large sweet potato, cut into ¼" slices
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 oz. goat cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup sliced green onions
  1. In a medium bowl add diced onions, garlic cloves, tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar, smoked paprika, salt, and apricots. Gently mix together.
  2. Grab your slow cooker, add pork loin to the bottom and pour balsamic mixture over pork. Cook on high for about five hours.
  3. Shred pork using two forks, but leave the pork in sauce.
  4. Blend goat cheese and cream cheese in a blender until the cheese is whipped.
  5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Add sliced sweet potatoes in a single layer to two baking sheets. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, if desired.
  7. Bake for 10-20 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through for even baking.
  8. Assemble! One sweet potato slice, topped with goat cheese, bbq pulled pork and garnished with green onions.

Pulled Pork Nachos

  • 1-2 lbs. Tender Belly pork butt
  • Tortilla chips
  • 1½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ to ¾ cup BBQ sauce
  • Any other nacho ingredients of your choosing! We suggest jalapeños, black beans, corn or tomatoes.
  1. Bake the pork tenderloin fully and then shred with two forks.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  3. Arrange chips on a large baking sheet.
  4. Top with pulled pork, spreading it evenly.
  5. Top with shredded cheese and whatever other nacho ingredients you want.
  6. Place pan in the oven and bake until cheese melts, about 8 to 10 minutes. Don’t let the chips burn, that’s gross.
  7. Drizzle BBQ sauce over nachos.

Hawaiian Pork Tenderloin Sliders

  • 1-2 lbs. Tender Belly pork tenderloin
  • 1 can pineapple rings
  • 1 package King's Hawaiian rolls
  • 6-8 oz. teriyaki sauce
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼-½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. In a small bowl, mix all dry ingredients for your rub together.
  2. Evenly apply dry rub to the tenderloin.
  3. Place meat on the grill at medium heat (325 degrees Fahrenheit) and cover. Turn meat every 3-4 minutes to avoid burning the outside. When the meat reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit, it is done. Remove from the grill and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing into ½" thick medallions.
  4. While the tenderloin is grilling, open the can of pineapple rings and place them on the grill. Flip the rings when they have brown grill marks and then remove.
  5. At the same time you are grilling the pineapple rings, open your package of King's Hawaiian Rolls and cut them in half. Place both halves of all your cut rolls on the grill and toast. Don’t burn it!
  6. Assemble your slider: Bottom roll, pork tenderloin and pineapple ring on top. Drizzle some Teriyaki sauce on top of the pineapple and add the top roll.
  7. Enjoy!

Classic Ham Salad

  • 3 cups chopped Tender Belly ham
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • ¼ cup sweet or dill pickle relish, drained
  • ½ cup mayonnaise, or plain Greek yogurt if you’re trying to be healthy
  • Black pepper, to taste
  1. Use a blender to chop the ham, hard-boiled eggs, celery and onion individually.
  2. Place the chopped ingredients in a large bowl and add the relish to the mixture.
  3. Add the mayonnaise and black pepper and mix thoroughly.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for a few hours to allow the flavors to blend.
  5. Serve with crackers or use as a sandwich spread.
  6. Crack open a beer and enjoy!

Bacon-Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks

  • 1 lb. Tender Belly bacon. Go ahead and get wild, we have a lot of flavors
  • 6 mozzarella cheese sticks
  • Canola oil for frying
  • Toothpicks
  • Ranch or other sauce for dipping
  1. Freeze the cheese sticks at least a few hours. Trust us.
  2. Lay out a slice of bacon, and place a frozen cheese stick onto it. Pull up the bacon ends to cover each end of the cheese.
  3. Wrap another slice of bacon around the cheese stick end to end, using it to secure the first bacon slice. Use a toothpick to secure the bacon while frying!
  4. Fry them up in hot (350 degree Fahrenheit) oil, until they’re crispy and golden, let them cool on some paper towel.
  5. Serve them with some ranch for dipping. This isn’t healthy so make sure you eat a salad or something tomorrow.

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