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Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork Calzones

Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork Calzones

Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork Calzones | Sauce + Style

My love for Hawaiian pizza runs pretty deep. Almost as deep as my love for truly amazing pulled pork and BBQ. As I sat down to come up with my Super Bowl menu, I couldn't stop thinking about Hawaiian pizza. I didn't want to do the same ol' pizza I've been doing for years though. Nope, it was time to change things up.

Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork Calzones | Sauce + Style

So why not stuff pork, pineapple, cheese and barbecue sauce into warm, gooey pockets of deliciousness? These Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork Calzones are the perfect game day meal for your upcoming Super Bowl celebration (or any excuse for a celebration, let's face it, they are THAT good). They take little to no effort and are ready in less than 20 minutes. Plus you get that oh-so good Pig of the Month pulled pork...

Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork Calzones | Sauce + Style

When you're cheering your team for that touchdown, just try not to get BBQ sauce everywhere, ok?

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Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork Calzones | Sauce + Style

INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or aluminum foil (be sure to grease it!). In a medium bowl, stir together pulled pork, BBQ sauce and diced pineapple until combined. Set aside.

Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork Calzones | Sauce + Style

Roll out pizza dough into a large rectangle, approximately 1/4" thick. Cut the rectangle in half crosswise and then again lengthwise to form 4 small rectangles. In the center of each, add approximately 1/4 cup of the pork mixture.

Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork Calzones | Sauce + Style

Top with 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese. Fold the dough over to form the calzone, pinching the edges together before rolling them up and in. Place all four calzones on the lined baking sheet.

Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Pork Calzones | Sauce + Style

Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until just starting to brown on top. Remove from oven and wait 5 minutes before cutting and serving with extra sauce.

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Pig of the Month Pulled Pork

Recipe & Photos by Meghan Bassett

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

I'm about to blow your minds with some serious bacon and cheese action. You may think that it couldn't get any better than the fried mac n cheese we busted out earlier this week, but we just outdid ourselves. Yet again.

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

Pull apart breads are my new favorite recipe to whip out for a party, especially a huge spread like the one I'm hosting on Super Bowl Sunday in a couple weeks. This bread is so ridiculously simple, there's really no excuse for you to NOT make it. In about 5 minutes of prep time, you'll be a hot 15 minutes away from a cheesy, bacon-packed mess of a bread that everyone will gladly get messy for. Just take a gander at that cheese....

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

Ok one more... All that cheese and bacon stuffed into the cracks of that warm, crusty bread...

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

Enough torture, I promise. But seriously, can't you just taste the deliciousness that this cheesy, bacon bite must pack? Are you hungry yet?

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread | pigofthemonth.com/blog #appetizer #party #tailgating

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, stir together melted butter, garlic, salt, pepper, parsley, thyme and oregano. In another small bowl, combine the two cheeses and bacon. Gently toss to combine.

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

Using a serrated knife, cut the bread on a diagonal angle into 1-inch diamond shapes, making sure you don’t slice all the way through the loaf of bread.

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

Gently open up the cracks with your fingers. Drizzle each with a tsp of the butter mixture and a pinch of the cheese and bacon mix.

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

Wrap the loaf of bread in aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes, until the cheese has mostly melted. Remove from the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes, directly on the rack. Serve immediately.

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Pig of the Month Applewood Smoked Maple Bacon

Pull Apart Bacon Garlic Cheese Bread

Recipe & Photos by Meghan Bassett

Fried Bacon Mac n Cheese Bites

Fried Bacon Mac n Cheese Bites

Fried Bacon Mac n Cheese Bites

With the playoffs all wrapped up, that only means one thing. Time to get ready for the SUPER BOWL! Fried Bacon Mac n Cheese Bites

Since this year is the big number 50 for the Super Bowl, I'm going ALL out with the Super Bowl spread. Instead of the typical chips and dip, I'm opting to bring in the big guns with these golden, delicious fried bacon mac n cheese bites. They are crispy on the outside and warm, cheesy and bacon-packed on the inside.

Fried Bacon Mac n Cheese Bites

The best part of this recipe is that you can simply use a few cups of leftover mac and cheese to make it! No need to let that mac and cheese sit lonely in the fridge anymore, you now have the best ever round two recipe for it that comes together in minutes.

Fried Bacon Mac n Cheese Bites

No one will be able to step themselves at one, so be sure to triple this recipe if you've got a lot of hungry people headed your way on game day.

Fried Bacon Mac n Cheese Bites

Fried Bacon Mac n Cheese Bites

INSTRUCTIONS: In a medium bowl, mix together the mac and cheese and diced bacon. Form small balls (either one or two bite depending on your preference) out of the mac and cheese mixture and add them to a flat baking sheet. Once you have formed the balls (make sure you press them together tightly), cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 2 to 3 hours.

Fried Bacon Mac n Cheese Bites

In a small bowl, beat the eggs. In another small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and flour; season the coating with salt, pepper and cayenne. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, heat 3 to 4 inches of canola oil over medium-high heat. Working in small batches of 3 to 4, dredge the mac and cheese balls in the egg, then in the breadcrumb mixture. Add the the hot oil and fry until golden brown and hot in the center, approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Sprinkle with salt and repeat until all the mac and cheese balls are fried. Serve immediately.

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Pig of the Month Applewood Smoked Maple Bacon

Recipe & Photos by Meghan Bassett

Fried Mac and Cheese Bites | pigofthemonth.com #tailgating #snacks

DIY Brisket Slider Bar

DIY Brisket Slider Bar

DIY Brisket Slider Bar | Sauce + Style

Stop trying to make the perfect sliders for everyone and have them make their own instead! Put the fun back into your food at your next gather with this super simple DIY Brisker Slider Bar. Instead of slaving away, trying to find the ideal slider that everyone will fall in love with, load up on some of our brisket and set out as many toppings as you can. All you guests will love jumping in to create their own version of the "best brisket slider", plus you can keep the options open no matter what foods some people love (or love to hate).

DIY Brisket Slider Bar | Sauce + Style

You can stick with a classic combo of a white bun, brisket, pickles, red onion and cheese.

DIY Brisket Slider Bar | Sauce + Style

Or shake things up with a Hawaiian bread bun, coleslaw and pickled jalapeños!

DIY Brisket Slider Bar | Sauce + Style

Not to mention all the stress this whole DIY slider bar takes off you as the host/hostess... But that's just an extra side bonus to everything loving the food and having fun, right? ;)

DIY Brisket Slider Bar | Sauce + Style

What You'll Need: Serves 12 to 14 2 types of slider buns (24 total) 1 lb Pig of the Month Brisket, warmed 1 red onion, thinly sliced 2 cups coleslaw 1 cup caramelized onions Sliced sharp cheddar cheese, cut into small squares Sandwich pickles Pickled jalapeños BBQ sauce Franks Red Hot Sauce

DIY Brisket Slider Bar | Sauce + Style

Place the buns on a large platter. Place warmed brisket on a separate large platter. Layer cheddar cheese slices on a small plate.

DIY Brisket Slider Bar | Sauce + Style

Add red onion, coleslaw, caramelized onions, sandwich pickles and pickled jalapeños to individual serving bowls. Place the buns to one side next to the brisket and then lay out all of the toppings in a line to make it easy for guests to pick and choose. Set out your favorite BBQ sauces and hot sauces for people to experiment with! Have fun with it!

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Pig of the Month Brisket  

*Recipe & Photos by Meghan Bassett

DIY Brisket Slider Bar | pigofthemonth.com #BBQ #barbecue #sliders

17 Bacon-Wrapped Tailgating Snacks to Bring Home That Tasty Win

17 Bacon-Wrapped Tailgating Snacks to Bring Home That Tasty Win

17 Bacon-Wrapped Tailgating Snacks to Bring Home That Tasty Win | Sauce + Style

FOOTBALL IS FINALLY HERE! Who else out there is completely losing their minds? It feels like we've been waiting forever for the season to officially start - because we seriously have been - and now that it's here, we are going all out for every dang game. What does that mean for us Pig of the Month BBQ peeps? Wrap all the things in BACON. There's nothing much better than throwing bake some bacon deliciousness with those brews while taking in all that glorious pigskin action. You all know bacon is a part of daily life in our world, so having the excuse to whip it out yet again four days out of the week is our idea of hog heaven. Don't disappoint your favorite fans with some chips and dip and a couple beers this weekend. Bring out the bacon and make everyone lose their minds over all the goodness! Football was meant to be enjoyed with an extra side of bacon. Don't even try to argue with us. It's a FACT. Check out these KILLER bacon-wrapped recipes and head over to Pig of the Month BBQ's bacon section to get the good stuff. You can thank us later.

17 Bacon-Wrapped Tailgating Snacks to Bring Home That Tasty Win | Sauce + Style

Teriyaki Chicken Skewers - Whitney Bond Parmesan Bacon Knots - A Spicy Perspective

17 Bacon-Wrapped Tailgating Snacks to Bring Home That Tasty Win | Sauce + Style

Sweet Potato Fries Wrapped in Bacon - Spicy Southern Kitchen Tater Tot Bombs - Damn Delicious

17 Bacon-Wrapped Tailgating Snacks to Bring Home That Tasty Win | Sauce + Style

Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites - Mama Loves Food

17 Bacon-Wrapped Tailgating Snacks to Bring Home That Tasty Win | Sauce + Style

< Grilled Cheesy Potato Volcanoes - Tasty

17 Bacon-Wrapped Tailgating Snacks to Bring Home That Tasty Win | Sauce + Style

Sriracha Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños - Sauce + Style

17 Bacon-Wrapped Tailgating Snacks to Bring Home That Tasty Win | Sauce + Style

Bacon-Wrapped Onion Rings - Sauce + Style

17 Bacon-Wrapped Tailgating Snacks to Bring Home That Tasty Win | Sauce + Style

Bacon Wrapped Lil Smokies - Oh Sweet Basil Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Balsamic Reduction - Bright-Eyed Baker

17 Bacon-Wrapped Tailgating Snacks to Bring Home That Tasty Win | Sauce + Style

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites - Lovely Little Kitchen

17 Bacon-Wrapped Tailgating Snacks to Bring Home That Tasty Win | Sauce + Style

Bacon Wrapped Avocados - Oh Sweet Basil

17 Bacon-Wrapped Tailgating Snacks to Bring Home That Tasty Win | Sauce + Style

Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites - The Gunny Sack Bacon Cheeseburger Bombs - Pillsbury

17 Bacon-Wrapped Tailgating Snacks to Bring Home That Tasty Win | Sauce + Style

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Meatballs - The Gunny Sack Bacon Cream Cheese Bites - Garnish with Lemon

17 Bacon-Wrapped Tailgating Snacks to Bring Home That Tasty Win | Sauce + Style

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Bombs - Crunchy Creamy Sweet

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Pig of the Month BBQ's INSANE bacon collection

Bacon & Beer Cheese Dip

Bacon & Beer Cheese Dip

Bacon & Beer Cheese Dip | Sauce + Style

When beer, bacon and cheese come together, it's a beautiful thing. It's an even more beautiful thing when it's all baked up into a gooey dip like the one you see right here. I don't know of anyone who could resist diving into this dish headfirst. I mean, it's bacon and cheese so it's a given that everyone will be obsessed with it.

Bacon & Beer Cheese Dip | Sauce + Style

But it's the beer that really makes this dip insanely delicious. The hoppy IPA gives the dish a little bite of beer flavor that pairs so perfectly with all that crispy bacon and massive amounts of cheese. The result is a dip that needs to be busted out on the regular, especially during tailgating season. As you gather around the TV to watch your favorite team bring home the win, this cheesy mess of goodness will make the win that much sweeter (or cheesier....). Beer and beer always go hand in hand. Don't try to argue with that logic, because you'll lose.

Bacon & Beer Cheese Dip | Sauce + Style

Load up those chips and get to eating, piggy fans!

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Bacon & Beer Cheese Dip from Pig of the Month BBQ on Vimeo.

 

Bacon & Beer Cheese Dip | Sauce + Style

Bacon & Beer Cheese Dip | Sauce + Style

INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, melt butter. Add onion and cook down til tender, approximately 3 minutes. Whisk in mustard, then pour in beer. Stir and bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Whisk in cream cheese and reduce heat to medium. Whisk until the cheese is melted. Remove from heat and add monterey jack cheese and 3/4 of the cheddar cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Add spices and 3/4 of the bacon, stirring to combine. Pour cheese dip into a baking dish. Top with remaining cheese and bacon. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

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Pig of the Month Applewood Smoked Maple Bacon  

*Recipe, photos and video by Meghan Bassett

Bacon Beer Cheese Dip | pigofthemonth.com #tailgating #bacon #beer

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta | Sauce + Style

Want to get everyone to the dinner table on time? There's nothing like a heaping cheesy helping of Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta to get everyone's mouth watering! I LOVE chicken parmesan. It's that Italian comfort food that is perfect to whip out once the temperatures start dipping. However making a true chicken parmesan in the middle of the week can be a little bit of a pain. By the time I am done with work, I want to kick back and eat. I don't want to deal with a bunch of cooking and baking when I'm finishing a hard day.

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I know it sounds lazy, but sometimes cooking is the LAST thing I want to do. But I still want great food and I don't want to have to pay for it from some expensive delivery service (of course I'm not leaving my house once I get there - DUH). That's why this Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta is such a perfect recipe. It can cook while you are at work so when you get home, all you have to do is boil some pasta and add the cheese. In less than 15 minutes of actual active cooking time, you will have a hot and fresh dinner to comfort you after a rough day.

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta | Sauce + Style

Your entire family will go crazy for it, or you can simply hoard the leftovers for yourself for lunches throughout the week! #winning

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Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta from Pig of the Month BBQ on Vimeo.

 

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta | Sauce + Style

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta | Sauce + Style

INSTRUCTIONS: Add chicken breasts to the insert of a slow cooker. Add in diced tomatoes, onion, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Remove chicken breasts and cube them. Return chicken to the slow cooker. Add in cooked penne pasta and top with mozzarella cheese. Cook on low for 15 minutes until the cheese melts. Serve and garnish with parmesan cheese and parsley.

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta | Sauce + Style

*Recipe, photos and video by Meghan Bassett

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta | pigofthemonth.com #pasta #Italian #crockpot #slowcooker

Cheesy Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheesy Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheesy Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms | Sauce + Style

We are in prime holiday season and I don't know about you, but I need a ton of appetizer recipes on hand to get through to the end of the year.

Cheesy Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms | Sauce + Style

From Thanksgiving to Christmas, Friendsgiving to New Year's Eve, there are about five million parties that are screaming for the perfect appetizer to stuff your face with. These little stuffed mushrooms are so easy to make and they are awesome for taking over to a party that you are attending. They are not too heavy so they won't spoil your appetite, but you might have trouble stopping at just one or too.

Cheesy Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms | Sauce + Style

The earthy mushroom, the savory bacon and all the herbs blend together to make a delicious bite of crispy-topped perfection.

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Cheesy Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms from Pig of the Month BBQ on Vimeo.

Cheesy Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms | Sauce + Style

INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, stir together bread crumbs, cheese, garlic, bacon, oregano, parsley, pepper, salt and 2 Tbsp olive oil. Set aside. Drizzle a baking sheet with 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil. Add 1 to 1 1/2 tsp of filling to each mushroom and place in an even layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve.

Cheesy Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms | Sauce + Style

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Pig of the Month BBQ Applewood Smoked Maple Bacon

*Recipe, photos and video by Meghan Bassett

Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms | pigofthemonth.com #appetizer #party

Bacon, Herb, and Cheese Christmas Bread Tree

Bacon, Herb, and Cheese Christmas Bread Tree

Bacon, Herb & Cheese Christmas Bread Tree | Sauce + Style (Pig of the Month BBQ)

Nothing says Christmas like a Christmas tree, am I right? Even better than a Christmas tree? One made out of bread. Stuffed with cheese. Topped with fresh herbs and delicious, crispy bacon...

Bacon, Herb & Cheese Christmas Bread Tree | Sauce + Style (Pig of the Month BBQ)

This treat of a tree is one of my favorite recipes to bust out around the holidays. It's bright and full of flavor, and being stuffed with gooey cheese in the perfect surprise for everyone attending your holiday meal.

Bacon, Herb & Cheese Christmas Bread Tree | Sauce + Style (Pig of the Month BBQ)

The whole thing comes together in only 20 minutes, so there's no kneading. No waiting for bread to rise. And no sharing if you don't have the heart to... I'm just saying, I wouldn't blame ya if you don't share.

Bacon, Herb & Cheese Christmas Bread Tree | Sauce + Style (Pig of the Month BBQ)

INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slightly roll out pizza dough and cut into 22 squares. Place one cube of cheese in the center of a square of dough. Wrap the dough up and around the cheese, pinching the edges together.

Bacon, Herb & Cheese Christmas Bread Tree | Sauce + Style (Pig of the Month BBQ)

Place seam side down on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Continue with the remaining cheese and dough, creating a Christmas tree shaped as shown in photos above.

Bacon, Herb & Cheese Christmas Bread Tree | Sauce + Style (Pig of the Month BBQ)

Brush the tops of the dough balls with butter. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and brush again with butter. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and bacon. Serve immediately.

Bacon, Herb & Cheese Christmas Bread Tree | Sauce + Style (Pig of the Month BBQ)

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Pig of the Month BBQ Garden Herb Bacon

*Recipe and photos by Meghan Bassett

Bacon, Herb and Cheese Christmas Bread Tree | pigofthemonth.com #christmas #holiday #party #recipe

BBQ Ranch Chopped Salad

BBQ Ranch Chopped Salad

BBQ Ranch Chopped Salad | Sauce + Style Blog (pigofthemonth.com)

A salad?! On Sauce + Style?! I know it's a bit shocking to see something on the healthy side pop up here, but being on a teeny tiny cleanse inspired me to up my salad game. With bacon of course.

BBQ Ranch Chopped Salad | Sauce + Style Blog (pigofthemonth.com)

Normally I am NOT a salad person (as in I avoid it at all costs), but when a salad combines all my favorite things, I'll change my stance on it momentarily. This BBQ Ranch Chopped Salad is the perfect example of what'll get me in a salad-eating mood. Yes, this salad is loaded up with some healthy veggies, but there's also bacon and a BBQ ranch dressing that is going to blow your freaking mind.

BBQ Ranch Chopped Salad | Sauce + Style Blog (pigofthemonth.com)

Seriously, this salad is so good you'll actually find yourself CRAVING it. So wrong, it's gotta be right ;) am I right?

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BBQ Ranch Chopped Salad from Pig of the Month BBQ on Vimeo.

INSTRUCTIONS: In a small bowl, stir together ingredients for the dressing. Set aside. Add mixed greens, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, bell pepper, avocado, and cucumber to a cutting board. Chop all the ingredients up well. Add chopped ingredients to a bowl. Stir in cheddar, sunflower seeds and bacon. Top with dressing and toss to coat. Serve.

BBQ Ranch Chopped Salad | Sauce + Style Blog (pigofthemonth.com)

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Pig of the Month BBQ Applewood Smoked Bacon

*Recipe, photos and video by Meghan Bassett

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