Turning your leftover pulled pork into something amazing has never been easier or more delicious. I have gathered the best leftover pulled pork recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers for you. I have 30 of the very recipes that will have you making just a little extra pulled pork to guarantee some leftovers.
Pulled pork is one of the easiest things to put together for a meal. Though it takes a while to cook, it is unattended for almost the entire cooking time. And the results are magical. Tender, fall apart rich and fatty pieces of pork that pull apart with almost no effort.
Everyone has their favorite pulled pork meal - ours is probably a big bbq (with my Carolina gold bbq sauce) pulled pork sandwich with some slaw and pickle. Definitely our favorite sandwich.
Inevitably there is always some leftover, and that doesn't mean you have to have the exact same meal over and over again. I've got you covered with enough recipes to get you through many leftover pulled pork nights.
Why you'll love these recipes
- They are easy. The bulk of the work is already done with having the leftover pulled pork! Many of these recipes come together in 45 mins or less, making them ideal recipes for a busy weeknight.
- So many to choices! While options can sometimes be overwhelming, having a large list of great recipes for leftover pulled pork is a blessing. WIth everything from tacos, and nachos to soups and ragus, you will never run out of ideas.
- This is a year-long list. There is literally something for every season. Tacos go great in summer with a cold beer, nachos are perfect for gamedays, stews make the ultimate comfort food on chilly days.
What is the best cut of meat for pulled pork?
The two most common cuts for making pulled pork are the shoulder or the butt (often seen as Boston Butt). They are tough and fatty cuts of meat and really shine the best when braised and cooked low and slow until they fall apart (hence the pulled pork).
I have used both of these cuts successfully, and there is one other cut that I have used, but rarely see. The picnic ham or shoulder has a large bone, but is also an option for making pulled pork.
Storing leftover pulled pork
- Start by leaving it plain i you can. If you cook your pork with bbq sauce that is fine, it will still work in more leftover recipes; however if you can, leave some of it unsauced to freeze/refrigerate for the leftover recipes.
- Keep any leftovers in the fridge for no more than four days. If you don't want leftovers more than once or twice in a week, freeze the rest.
- Try to freeze in smaller, one meal portions. This way you can use what you like out of the freezer.
The best leftover pulled pork recipes
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