Game day party recipe: RITZ® Crackers sliders with Coca-Cola pulled pork and coleslaw

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BowlTimeSnacks #CollectiveBias Game Day Fuel 3Around here, football isn’t just a sport. From late summer until the last game is played, Seattle becomes a different place as we all unite for our team. Anyone wearing team colors is greeted with a cheer and usually a discussion on how the season is going. This is especially true for game day when we all come together to celebrate, so it’s best to plan for a crowd if you are home watching the game.

This past weekend was my turn hosting and I knew I wanted to do something a little different. I was looking for something you could eat throughout the day instead of a formal meal, and ideally it would be as hands-off as possible so I could get a chance to watch the game, too.

I headed to the store to see what inspiration struck and within minutes I hit on the perfect game time menu: RITZ® Crackers sliders with Coca-Cola pulled pork and homemade coleslaw. It looks delicious, right? Ritz pulled pork sliders

I love that Albertsons has everything I need for feeding our crowd as well as a whole team section filled with fan gear for decking out the whole family, décor, and even football themed paper products. I was super excited when I found these awesome football sippy cups in the soda aisle for our littlest guests and bought all of them that Albertsons had in stock. Football sippy cup at AlbertsonsNext, I picked up four packs of Coca-Cola and one pack of Coke Zero because you can’t have a party without delicious beverages. I prefer the 12oz glass bottles for drinking since they are fun and retro, but for the recipe the Coca-Cola 1/2 liter {16.9oz} bottles were perfect. Coca Cola at AlbertsonsAs for food, I picked up a bottle of BBQ sauce, and a box of RITZ® Crackers and then I headed to the meat and produce department where I picked out a 5lb pork roast and all the fresh ingredients for our coleslaw. Then I found some bakery dessert items with our team colors, some store-made blue and green tortilla chips, and then I picked up slider buns. Ritz crackers at AlbertsonsSince we were hosting a party for an early game, I did most of my cooking and prep the night before. The pulled pork would be cooking overnight in my trusty 3-in-1 cooker as we slept, so there was very little I needed to do for the main dish. I simply added the pork to the cooker, added 2tsp garlic powder, 2tsp minced dehydrated onion, and 1/2tsp black pepper, and then dumped in two bottles of Coca-Cola. That’s it, and our main dish was cooking.

Once the pork timer was set for 8 hours, it was time to start the coleslaw. Here is what you need: Coleslaw ingredients Homemade coleslawWhen making the coleslaw, choose a bowl with a lid so you can pop it into the fridge when it's done and then just grab it out to serve when guests arrive. Refrigerate for best taste and it will be even more flavorful. Coleslaw in bowlOnce all the food was prepped, I started to decorate the console table for the party the next day. I made a GAME ON banner and game day signs by scanning one of the football napkins and then using a photo editor to add text before printing and framing or hanging. After decorations were complete, I placed each non-refrigerated food item {still in the original packages} by the bowls or plates they would be placed on the next day and called it a night. Game Day party 1When game day arrived, I started prepping appetizers so I opened up the snack packages and cut up some sausage snacks for pairing with the RITZ® Crackers.Ritz crackers with sausageOf course, I also took the Coca-Cola out of the fridge so we could enjoy some beverages while we snacked. Our goal? Refreshment. Goal refreshment picFor the pulled pork itself, finishing it up was simple. I just needed to add a bottle of BBQ sauce, shred the pork and then let it cook for another 30 minutes to warm up. Upon opening the slow cooker lid, I knew that it was going to be delicious. The pork was so tender that simply stirring the food was enough to “pull” it, and it fell apart effortlessly. Plus, it smelled amazing, which in turn made my house smell amazing. Game day pulled pork with CokeDelicious, fall-apart goodness just waiting to top some crunchy RITZ® Crackers. For those looking for more of a meal, I included some Albertsons bakery slider buns to make a traditional pulled pork sandwich. Game Day spreadAll ready for guests to start digging in just in time for the game.
Game Day party table
Ready to make some RITZ® Crackers sliders with Coca-Cola pulled pork and homemade coleslaw? Let’s start topping!

Start with 6 RITZ® Crackers and top 3 of them with Coca-Cola pulled pork. Then add a forkful of coleslaw to the top and drizzle BBQ sauce on the coleslaw. Top with the remaining RITZ® Crackers. Ritz Cracker pulled pork slidersAlthough the whole party was a hit, the RITZ® Crackers pulled pork sliders with homemade coleslaw were really the star of the buffet table. I love a good pulled pork slider, but when you place them on a crunchy RITZ® Cracker, they are truly amazing. Ritz slidersPair these RITZ® Crackers pulled pork sliders with a refreshing, cold Coca-Cola and you have all the makings for a delicious game day party. Coca Cola game day
Football sippy cupRound out the party with some decadent desserts and you have everything you need for an amazing game day.Game day dessertsWhat are your favorite game time snacks to pair with an ice cold Coca-Cola?Game Day Leanne Signature

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