Throwing a Super Bowl party? As a favor to your guests who want to eat more than delivery pizza, we’ve tracked down some of the best chefs in America and asked them to spill their favorite crowd-pleasing, game day recipes. Everything is delicious, simple to prepare, and pairs great with a beer.
Ben Daitz and Ratha Chaupoly, owners of the Cambodian sandwich shop Num Pang in New York City, make pulled pork nachos for game-day watch parties. They top the Tex-Mex dish with baked beans, American cheese, and a homemade Thai chili salsa.
PULLED PORK NACHOS
Pulled pork (see recipe below)
2 lb. corn tortilla chips
1 lb. shredded mozzarella
1 lb. shredded American cheese
2 cans baked beans
Thai chili salsa (see recipe below)
- Heat oven to 250°F.
- On a stove top, heat baked beans and simmer. Drain off liquid.
- Spread tortilla chips evenly on a large oven-proof platter. Top with pulled pork (with excess juice drained off), baked beans, and cheese. Repeat.
- Place in oven until cheese melts.
- Remove from oven and serve with Thai chili salsa on the side.
Thai Chili Salsa
4 cups ripe tomatoes, diced
4 cups green tomatoes, diced
1 cup cilantro, chopped
1 cup Thai basil, chopped ½ cup red onions, diced
¼ cup Thai chili peppers, finely chopped
¼ cup lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste
The Method: Mix all ingredients together. Set aside to serve.
5 lb. pork shoulder or Boston butt (1 whole piece)
4 Tbsp. chili powder
4 Tbsp. salt
1 Tbsp. ground pepper
1 large onion, cut into quarters
5 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 cup orange juice
3 Tbsp. fish sauce
1. Heat oven to 250°F.
2. Rub the pork with chili powder, salt, and pepper.
3. Add onions and garlic and place in a deep, oven-safe pan.
4. Place rubbed pork on top of onions and garlic.
5. Add orange juice and fish sauce.
6. Cover pan with aluminum foil. Cook for 4 to 5 hours or until fork tender.
7. While the pork is still warm, pull meat and shred lightly. Trim fat as needed.
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