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Creative Ways to Use Leftover Pulled Pork
Leftover pulled pork made with budget-friendly pork shoulder is like money in the bank. If you think that pork shoulder or Boston butt is too large for your family, think leftovers. And you don't have to eat sandwiches for days; pulled pork freezes beautifully. Defrost it in the refrigerator and enjoy it in beans, sandwiches, casseroles, and more.
If you don't want the barbecue flavor, make your pulled pork and set some aside for leftovers before you add the barbecue sauce. The shredded pork is fabulous in omelets, on salads, and in burritos. Add some saucy pulled pork to a grilled cheese sandwich, use it to fill tacos, or stir it into your baked beans. It's an excellent addition to all kinds of dishes. Add some shredded pulled pork to your fried rice, nachos, or bubble and squeak.
If you don't feel like cooking a pork shoulder, use your favorite brand of prepared pulled pork in these recipes.
Pictured: Pulled Pork Barbecue for Sandwiches
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Macaroni and Cheese with Pulled Pork
The combination of these two quintessential comfort foods is a super easy preparation and incredibly delicious. A melty cheese topping is a perfect finish to this easy casserole. Serve the pulled pork mac and cheese casserole with homemade coleslaw and biscuits or soft rolls.
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Pulled Pork Barbecue Biscuit Cups
This tasty biscuit snack is an excellent recipe to use for leftover pulled pork barbecue. All you need is a can of refrigerated biscuits, and you'll have a praiseworthy snack your friends and family will enjoy. Serve these savory treats for lunch or dinner with creamy coleslaw and fries or chips.
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Pulled Pork Barbecue Empanadas
These pulled pork appetizers are made with a flaky, delicious crust. Make the hand-held pies lunch-size or bite-size and serve them with some homemade coleslaw and barbecue sauce for dipping.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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Pulled Pork Arepas
Venezuelan-style arepas—griddle fried corn cakes—are filled with slow cooked pulled pork. Serve these South American sandwiches with lime wedges and the tasty cilantro and garlic aioli.
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Pulled Pork Egg Rolls
This recipe for pulled pork egg rolls is surprisingly easy to prepare, and they can be baked or deep-fried. This recipe is an inventive way to use leftover or purchased pulled pork. Make them for a snack or appetizer or add some hot boiled rice or Asian-style noodles for a delicious meal. Use commercial or homemade egg roll wrappers.
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Pulled Pork Pizza
This pizza is another excellent way to use leftover pulled pork. Make the homemade pizza dough or use a purchased crust for this delicious pizza. Use the included recipe for sauce or purchased barbecue sauce. A combination of shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheeses finishes this tasty pizza perfectly.
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Appetizer Pulled Pork SandwichesContinue to 9 of 14 below.
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Pulled Pork Tamales
Tamales might sound like a Central and South American dish, but they're also a Mississippi Delta specialty. Pulled pork is an excellent addition to homemade tamales. The pulled pork shoulder pairs beautifully with the cornmeal dough in the tamales. If you haven't made tamales, it's easier than you might think. You can freeze cooked tamales.
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Easy Mini Pork Quiches
These pulled pork mini quiches make great little appetizers, and they are a snap to prepare and bake. Use leftover roasted or braised pork shoulder for the filling. Round dumpling wraps or wonton wrappers line mini muffin cups to make the crust.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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Pulled Pork Breakfast Casserole
Pulled pork adds flavor to this all-in-one breakfast casserole along with chili peppers, cheese, and salsa. Start your day with this pulled pork egg casserole!
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Cemita: Pueblan Style Mexican Pulled Pork Sandwich
This sandwich includes layers of pulled pork, peppers, avocado, sliced tomato, and cheese. Rich Mexican cemita buns are called for, but brioche buns or a similar high-fat bun can be used.