Established in 1996, The Mighty Swiners, "Smokin' Memphis Style"are a dedicated, as well as decorated, competitive barbecue cooking team based out of Memphis, Tennessee. The year 2009 will mark the 13th anniversary of our team's competition in the World Championships held during the Memphis in May International Festival.
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Recent News Our team leader, David Zaricor recently returned from judging at The Jim Bowie Duel BBQ contest. See details about his trip and the winners by clicking on our "Reviews" page above.
Our Most Recent Event We had wonderful time this past May competing in the the Memphis in May BBQ Cooking Contest of 2009! The team, once again, managed to capture the judges' attention and won 24th place out of 100 in the ribs division.
More About Memphis in May
Memphis in May's World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is May 14-16, 2009 in Tom Lee Park in downtown Memphis. Hundreds of teams compete for over $90,000 in prizes and supreme bragging rights. Teams adorn their areas with elaborate decoration, trophies attesting to their boasting rights, and as one can imagine, clever and creative team names.
While grilling is the main theme, the contest wouldn't be complete without the Ms. Piggie Idol competition where grown men dress in tutus and snouts and women kick their heels (hooves) up. There is also a t-shirt competition and even a best booth contest.
January/February 2010 Grillin' Recipe: Pulled Pork on Toasted Buns
It's cold outside but that's no excuse for the true blooded barbeque fanatic. We just move it indoors, right? So let's get cooking! This pulled pork is so easy and convenient to prepare and cook in the slow cooker. Serve the shredded pork on toasted buns with slaw, pickles, and extra barbecue sauce.
1 pork shoulder roast
grill seasoning (steak, burger, or spicy chicken)
Juice of 2 limes or about 1/4 cup of apple juice
2 medium onions, sliced
1 green bell pepper, seeded, coarsely chopped
2 to 3 cups barbecue sauce, or to taste
Put about half of the onions in the slow cooker. Place the pork roast on the onions and sprinkle generously with grill seasoning. Top with the remaining onions and peppers and drizzle with the lime juice. Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hours. Remove the roast and vegetables and shred. Discard juices and return the shredded pork to the slow cooker. Add barbecue sauce, cover, and cook on LOW for about 1 hour. Serve on toasted buns with coleslaw and pickles. Serves 8 to 10.
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