Go 419 Host Malena Caruso caught up with Trevor Deeter, owner of Deet's BBQ, to find out some secrets to making sure you've got the best food at your tailgate.
The local grill master explained pulled pork is the easiest and most cost-effective option for a tailgate party.
Here's Deeter's secrets:
- Start with a good cut of pork shoulder. A local butcher like House of Meats will have good choices of nine to 11-pound options.
- It’s all about the flavor! Use a good dry rub and coat the pork shoulder all over.
- Cook it low and slow for 12-14 hours! You don’t need to use a smoker. A crockpot or an oven roaster will work great too.
One pro-tip Deeter shares is if you're using a roaster or a crockpot, put apple juice or cider at the bottom the put the shoulder in with the fat side up.
Pulled pork sandwiches are great for tailgating because you can set it and forget it and they are easy to serve up – just add a bun and your favorite BBQ sauce.
If you're tight on time, Deeter wants you to leave the cooking to him! Deet's BBQ offers tailgate packages that comes with your choice of meet and sides.
Deet's BBQ now has three restaurants throughout the 419 in Maumee, Toledo and Rossford.
Catch the Deet's BBQ food truck at the University of Toledo Glass Bowl for Stadium Drive Live at Rocket Football home games this season.