14 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Pulled Pork

Pulled pork in a dish
The Spruce / Diana Rattray

You can look at leftover pulled pork made with budget-friendly pork roasts like money in the bank. If you usually pass right by the shoulders and Boston butts at the grocery store because you think the cuts are too large for your family, consider the many shredded pork recipes just waiting for your leftovers. You needn't resign yourself to eating sandwiches for days; pulled pork freezes beautifully. Defrost it in the refrigerator and enjoy it in beans, sandwiches, soups, casseroles, and more.

For more versatility in the second (or third or fourth) act, cook the pork and set some aside before you add barbecue or other sauce. Shredded pork makes a fabulous addition to omelets, salads, and burritos. Add some saucy pulled pork to a grilled cheese sandwich, use it to fill tacos, or stir it into baked beans.

If you don't feel like cooking a pork shoulder, pick up a package of your favorite brand of prepared pulled pork and try a recipe (or two).