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Your Literal Recipe For Team Success

by Photo of Ross Bernhardt

Does your team need a boost? Prepare yourself with this good luck pulled pork.

Your Literal Recipe For Team Success

On Tuesday night, the Knicks came out incredibly flat against the Toronto Raptors.  They turned the ball over like crazy, took bad shots on offense, and let Toronto score almost at will on the other end.  It looked like the six-game win streak known as #Linsanity was about to come to an end.

But New York fought back slowly, and I think by now everyone knows how the game ended.  What turned around for the Knicks?  Iman Shumpert's lock-down defense on Jose Calderon?  Amar'e Stoudemire's efficient second half on offense?  Jeremy Lin?  Toronto just not clamping down and losing that game?  Yes, all of those things were vital.  But something else happened that had a seismic impact on the game.

I started eating my homemade pulled pork sandwiches.  And the pork started going down about the same time the Knicks started to find their groove.  Coincidence?  I think not.  Since New York traditionally plays down to their competition, I figured that the game was going to be closer than it should have been.  As a safeguard, I had the magical pork made just in case they needed a little boost, and did the pork ever work its magic.

I'm ready to pass on my pulled pork secrets to you so that you can be prepared in the event that your team is struggling against an inferior opponent and needs a swift kick in the pants.  Just a tip: wake up early if you're going to try this.  Here's what you need:

1 Crock Pot; 2-3 medium-sized onions; 1 Pork Shoulder Roast, 3-4 lbs; 1 1/2 cups of water; 1 18 oz can of your favorite BBQ sauce (or 2 cups homemade sauce), Hamburger buns.

First, slice up one or two of the onions thinly.  Put half of the sliced onion into the crock pot.  Don't have a crock pot?  Get a crock pot.  Then place the pork shoulder inside, add the 1 1/2 cups of water, and the rest of the onions on top.  Then turn the crock pot on LOW for 8-10 hours or HIGH for 4-5 hours.  Let the sweet smells waft delightfully through your kitchen.  Once the pork is nice and cooked through, remove from the crock pot.  Remove all of the water and sliced onions from the crock pot.

Next, remove any bones and fat from the pork and begin chopping it up.  When the pork is chopped up, return it to the now empty crock pot.  Next, chop enough onion to fill 1 cup and add to the crock pot.  Add your BBQ sauce and stir.  Then place the crock pot on LOW for another 4-5 hours, stirring occasionally.  Plate the pork on buns, and you can serve it up with whatever sides you like.

Total cook and prep time is approximately 10 hours, but is it ever worth the wait.  When it's finished, you should end up with something that looks like this:

On top of being delicious, it's an extremely effective good luck dish.  It has a 100 percent success rate when consumed with the sole intention of sparking a furious comeback by your team.  Don't abuse its power though.

PRO TIP: If you're truly adventurous, try adding a slice of pepper jack cheese to that bad boy for a little extra kick.


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