This blog post was sponsored by Stonefire but the opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
Are you looking for simple ideas for game day foods? A few days ago my husband was looking at snack stadiums online. While super fun and cool looking, we agreed that all those snack stadiums would take hours to build, the food would be cold, and there'd be SO MUCH LEFTOVERS. Then there's all the party spreads on our Instagram feeds … you'd need a whole week to decorate for the party with some of those ideas. We decided that this year, we're gonna keep it simple on game day. That's how this pulled pork flatbread recipe with Stonefire Naan was born – it's simple, snackable, and delicious!
I recently watched “City of Gold”, a Sundance finalist documentary about food writer and critic Jonathan Gold. The movie documents his journey to becoming a food writer, his love of the melting pot of Los Angeles cuisine, and the evolution of southern California's new culinary story. This is where chef Roy Choi got his start, creating Kogi taco trucks, right?! The fusion of different cuisines into something new is now a part of daily California culture and cuisine. So when we saw Stonefire Naan flatbreads in the bakery section at the store, southern style pulled pork seemed like a totally perfect topping! We knew the soft naan flatbread would be delicious spread with a homemade mustard sauce, buttery tender pulled pork, and crisp coleslaw.
Snack stadiums, burgers, and hot dogs are great for game day but we wanted to bring some of our other favorite flavors into the mix in an easy to make recipe. And we didn't want to spend all day tending to the grill. We love pulled pork with coleslaw. Mixing flavors you know and love with new ingredients, like Stonefire Naan, creates new family favorites and party foods from recipes you already know and love! Have you ever tried naan?
I first tried naan over 20 years ago at an Indian restaurant while I was in the Army. It's like a tortilla and a soft loaf of bread combined! Luckily, now we don't have to go out to an exotic restaurant to get naan – you can get Stonefire Naan in the bakery section of your local Publix, Ralphs, Ahold and Giant grocery stores#HelloNaan!
Stonefire Naan is available in these varieties:
- Original Stonefire naan
- Whole Grain Stonefire naan
- Garlic Stonefire naan
- Original Mini naan
- Ancient Grain Mini naan
We created our own pulled pork flatbread recipe with Original Stonefire Naan but they've created even more tasty recipes on their website. CLICK HERE to see even more naan inspired recipes … and now, for our kicked-up naan flatbread recipe!
Pulled Pork Flatbread Recipe
This recipe is great for game day but also makes an awesome weeknight meal the whole family will love. And, your kids won't even suspect all the veggies that are on the flatbread. We served these flatbreads to our family with a roasted beet and pistachio salad … we'll be sharing that recipe soon!
Making the pulled pork
For this Pulled Pork Flatbread recipe, you'll need 6 cups of pulled pork. The best way to make pulled pork is in a smoker for at least 12 hours. Since it's cold and snowy in many areas this time of year, we made our pulled pork in the oven; you'll still get the tenderness in the meat but the smoky flavor and pink smoke ring won't be there. You can also freeze pulled pork you've made in warmer weather to use for this recipe.
To make the pulled pork in the oven, trim any excess fat from a pork shoulder. Rub it with plain yellow mustard to coat. Rub the pork shoulder with a mix of your favorite spices; we usually use salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin, garlic powder, and ground mustard. Place the pork shoulder in a roasting pan and bake an hour per pound at 250ºF. Remove the pork shoulder and shred with two forks.
Now you're ready to make Pulled Pork Flatbread!
Pulled Pork Flatbread Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Place the Original Stonefire naan on a cookie sheet. Toast in a 400ºF oven for 2-3 minutes.
Spread about 2 TBSP of spicy sriracha mustard sauce on the Original Stonefire naan. Use a basting brush to get the sauce into all the nooks and crannies of the Original Stonefire naan.
Sprinkle about 1.5 cups of shredded pulled pork across the Original Stonefire naan.
Sprinkle about 1 cup of prepared coleslaw across the Original Stonefire naan.
Drizzle 2 TBSP of spicy sriracha mustard sauce across the flatbread and toppings.
Wash and dry the cilantro, then remove the leaves. Sprinkle the leaves on top of the Original Stonefire naan.
Slice the Original Stonefire naan lengthwise. Then cut it into 1.5″ wide strips in the other direction. This should yield about 8-10 slices per Original Stonefire naan.
Repeat to make 4 Original Stonefire naan Pulled Pork Flatbreads. Serve with additional spicy sriracha mustard sauce for dipping.
Spicy Sriracha Mustard Sauce
- 2 TBSP mustard
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp sriracha sauce
Stir together all ingredients until smooth.
Watch this video to see how to put it all together:
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Pulled Pork Flatbread
A southern take on flatbread, this pulled pork flatbread recipe will be a family favorite for dinner and parties.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 5 min
- Total Time: 15
- Yield: 20 pieces
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: American
- 2 packs of Original Stonefire naan (4 pieces total)
- 6 cups of pulled pork
- 1 pack of coleslaw vegetables
- 5 sprigs of cilantro
- spicy sriracha mustard sauce
- Place the Original Stonefire naan on a cookie sheet. Toast in a 400ºF oven for 2-3 minutes.
- Spread about 2 TBSP of spicy sriracha mustard sauce on the Original Stonefire naan. Use a basting brush to get the sauce into all the nooks and crannies of the Original Stonefire naan.
- Sprinkle about 1.5 cups of shredded pulled pork across the Original Stonefire naan.
- Sprinkle about 1 cup of prepared coleslaw across the Original Stonefire naan.
- Drizzle 2 TBSP of spicy sriracha mustard sauce across the flatbread and toppings.
- Wash and dry the cilantro, then remove the leaves. Sprinkle the leaves on top of the Original Stonefire naan.
- Slice the Original Stonefire naan lengthwise. Then cut it into 1.5″ wide strips in the other direction. This should yield about 8-10 slices per Original Stonefire naan.
- Repeat to make 4 Original Stonefire naan Pulled Pork Flatbreads. Serve with additional spicy sriracha mustard sauce for dipping.
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 36
- Sugar: 0
- Sodium: 88
- Fat: 1
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 1
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 5
- Protein: 1
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: pulled pork, flat bread, flatbread, pizza, naan
Simple Party Decor Ideas
A great game day party goes beyond the food and friends. I am loving that my Instagram and Pinterest feeds are filled with amazing party spreads for the game. And while they are gorgeous and fun, the prep time and cost can easily spin out of control. We rounded up a few of our favorite affordable DIY party decor ideas to help you make game day festive (and easy!):
Cover the walls, make a table runner, make decor … wrapping paper is my absolute #1 party go-to! You can get yards and yards of it for under $5 and if you buy simple patterns, like dots, strips, and plaid, they never go out of style. I typically make a pass through the clearance aisle at my fave box stores to see if they have any good, evergreen patterns that I can use for future party decor, like the green striped paper that I used on our Christmas dinner table in the photo above. And of course, you can always wrap gifts with it too. A roll of kraft paper is also a great option, however, it's typically 2-3 times the price of a roll of kraft “wrapping” … it all depends on what section of the store you buy it from. Here are some great wrapping paper ideas for party decor:
- Make hanging garlands – we love this idea from Martha Stewart!
- Make even fancier paper pinwheels for the wall – tutorial by Elli
- Giant Paper Stars with paper bags – by Emma Scott-Child
- Paper nets – she made this with copy paper but you can use wrapping paper too – by ArtsnCraft4U
A few years ago, Aunt Peaches made these cute Christmas tree ornaments using drinking straws. Change the colors, hang them from the ceiling, and bam! They make great party decor!! We made our own version this past weekend on our Saturday Morning Crafts show. All you need are drinking straws and chenille stems!
Get the tutorial from Aunt Peaches: Drinking Straw Starbursts
Foam Cake Plates
Fancy cake plates are awesome for cupcakes, sweets, and even savory items at a party. Make your own DIY cake plates with foam shapes and discs!! I made one for a Halloween party but you can change the colors and shapes to make this related to football, soccer, or any sport. Or keep it really simple by using foam sheets, painted with team colors, to create mats for cups of snack foods.
Foam Orbs and Foam Balls
Whether you use rounds balls or use football shaped foam shapes, you can create gorgeous party decor by gathering a few of these glass orbs or DIY gazing balls on the table, in your team's colors. Plus, you can get most of the supplies for these at the dollar store! These ones were in my garden but they hold up much better inside and look great along the floor, on a table top, or as centerpieces.
Just like these affordable, reusable, and easy party decor ideas, using flavors we know and love, like pulled pork, in unexpected and new ways is a smart idea. Let us know how you celebrate game day. Will you be adding this Pulled Pork Flatbread recipe to your menu? We'd love to know what you think!