Beer and BBQ are a great combination. What could make it better? Adding beer into the BBQ! Budweiser has partnered with Coleman Natural Foods to bring you Budweiser Pulled Pork BBQ. We got our hands on the Classic and Spicy editions to put to our Tailgating Challenge.
The Budweiser Pulled Pork comes in both Classic and Spicy flavors and we should first take a look at what is in each of these:
Pork raised without antibiotics, Budweiser Classic BBQ Sauce [Tomato Concentrate (Tomato Paste and Water), Sugar, Vinegar, Budweiser® American Lager Beer (Water, Barley Malt, Rice, Hops), Modified Corn Starch, Salt, Pineapple Concentrate, Molasses, Natural Smoke Flavor, Caramel Color, Spices, Garlic Powder and Onion Powder, Water, Vinegar, Sea Salt.
Pork raised without antibiotics, Budweiser Spicy BBQ Sauce [Sugar, Water, Tomato Paste, Worcestershire Sauce(Distilled Vinegar, Corn Syrup, Water, Salt, Garlic Powder, Spices, Tamarind, Natural Flavor), Chipotle Puree (Chipotle Peppers, Water, Salt, Citric Acid), Hot Sauce (Distilled Vinegar, Aged Cayenne Red Peppers, Salt, Xanthan Gum And Garlic Powder), Honey, Budweiser® American Lager Beer (Water, Barley Malt, Rice, Hops), Molasses, Distilled Vinegar, Spices, Corn Starch, Chili Pepper, Salt, Garlic Powder Concentrated Pineapple Juice, Soybean Oil, Paprika, Xanthan Gum.
One of the awesome things about these is the prep time. It’s one of the easiest meals you can make. The pulled pork already comes fully cooked, so it is as simple as opening the package, cutting a slit in the package and sliding it in the microwave for 4-4.5 minutes. When the microwave goes off it’s ready to eat.
You can also heat this up on the stove top by bringing a pot of water to a boil and placing the sealed pouch into the boiling water for 14-15.5 minutes. I think the microwave is the easier and faster option, but there are various ways to heat this Budweiser Pulled Pork up.
Next, lets get the visuals of this pulled pork. When we poured each of these onto the serving tray both resemble the texture of ‘Sloppy Joe’ style meat. It looks very moist and juicy. When you’re looking at the ‘SPICY’ version you can see a more reddish tint and pepper flakes in the pulled pork vs. the ‘CLASSIC’ flavor.
Now on to the main event, taste! We started by sampling these with making some pulled pork sliders, complete with onion and pickles. These were so delicious, but I know that I need to taste test these meats with no condiments and things that could impact the flavor. In the video you can see below you will watch me taste test each of these. The Spicy version has more of a peppery taste and I rate the spicy a 5 on a scale of 1-10. I’m not a big Spicy fan, so take my rating with a grain of salt if you’re really into insanely spicy foods. The Classic was moist and flavorful and I was still surprised about the flavor both of these brought with so little prep time.
Overall, I’m going with the Classic version vs. the Spicy, but if you’re a fan of the heat then you may want to give the Spicy a go. These Budweiser Pulled Pork BBQ offerings are packed with flavor and simple to prepare. These could come in great for a homegating party if you’re not feeling like slow smoking BBQ all day long.
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Written By: Luke Lorick 10/12/20