We have a mini gong in our living room that we bring out for football season. That’s right, a gong!
When our team scores our daughter who is 2 1/2 has the privilege of ringing the gong and screaming, TOUCHDOWN!!!! As you can imagine, it’s a pretty big hit! Pun intended. Ha!! And while the football game is going the smell of this loaded pulled pork casserole is wafting through my house screaming, EAT ME!!
This loaded pulled pork casserole has me feeling all the good comfort food feels, It’s filling and savory with all of it’s creamy potato, cheesy bacon goodness!! For some reason I associate football with potatoes. Perhaps it is because potatoes are considered an in season “winter” food or its because when I go to a pub to watch a game or a football party I inevitability gravitate toward the potato skins and loaded baked potatoes. I just can’t resist!!
For this dish I thought, why not make a combo potato skin/loaded bake potato? This baby is loaded with LOTS of shredded cheddar cheese, crisp bacon,and juicy pulled pork. All topped with my favorite homemade BBQ sauce from The Neelys. So so so good!! The sauce is savory and not at all over powering like some bbq sauces can be. Just how I like it!
The casserole is definitely a weekend dish. It takes a little time, due to the crock pot but that just means it will fill your kitchen with a heavenly smell of anticipation. Most of the prep work can be done while the pork is cooking. Once the pork is finished you just have to shred it, layer it with the potatoes, pop it in the oven, and you’re done! Enjoy friends!