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Leftover pulled pork ideas?

Anya L Sep 6, 2006 05:28 PM

I have a bunch of leftover North Carolina style pulled pork that is pretty vinegary. I am tired of serving it with barbecue sauce and cole slaw. Any ideas?

  1. LT from LF Sep 6, 2006 05:40 PM

    What? You had leftovers?

    How about rolling it up in a nice flour tortilla? Of course, if I were doing it I'd first spread it with mayonnaise or garlic aioli, then add a large lettuce leaf or a handful of mixed baby greens, then add my pork and roll it up.

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      Biggie Sep 6, 2006 06:04 PM

      mix it into cornbread batter and bake it

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        Hungry Celeste Sep 6, 2006 06:05 PM

        Try baking it inside a dough--kinda like a pulled pork meat pie. Or use as a base for shepherd's pie. Or make tamales, if you're feeling really ambitious.

        1. abf005 Sep 6, 2006 07:40 PM

          Carnitas are made from slow cooked pork shoulder, fry 'em up and season right and it should cross over very well.

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            Bostonbob3 Sep 6, 2006 07:50 PM

            Leftover pulled pork is excellent for ABTs. Here's a good recipe:


            • 2 lb Jalapeno's - fresh 2 -3 inches each (approx 30 count)
            • 2 8 ounce pack of Cream Cheese
            • 2 lb Bacon (may not use all)
            • 1.5 lb Pulled Pork

            Preparation Directions:
            • Wash, remove stems and half jalapeno's lengthwise. Only cut the stem off, don't cut the end of jalapeno off to remove the stem. Remove seeds and veins (leave veins in if you would like a hotter ABT).

            Use left over pulled pork, or prepare a small shoulder (2lb) for this. Besides pulled pork you can use any meat. Hamburger, or wedges of italian sausage work well also.

            Cut lengths of bacon strips just long enough to wrap around jalapeno half about twice.

            Fill jalapeno halfs with cream cheese, top with a small amount of pulled pork and wrap the whole thing with a peice of bacon. I usually hold bacon on top of end of jalapeno and wrap around the middle and come back up over top at other end. Hold bacon ends in place with 1⁄2 toothpick each end.

            Cooking Directions:
            • Get cooker at 325deg steady. You are wanting to get bacon cooked without burning up the jalapeno's. I use a raised grid, and place the jalepeno's on a veggie rack allowing for easy removal when done.

            Smoking these are even better. Maple wood and Hickory work well.

            Allow 30 - 40 minutes for bacon to be done. Check them half way through and rearange as necessary to prevent any hot spots burning any.

            Special Instructions:
            • Cream cheese will not melt out unless the jalepeno is tipped over. After removing from grill let them set for about 10 minutes to let the bacon crispen up. Otherwise eat as soon as you are able to. Have a drink ready.

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              ghbrooklyn Sep 6, 2006 08:15 PM

              •pulled pork enchiladas or tacos

              •get masa arepa(or masa harina or another cooked corn meal) and mix equal parts with water, a little salt, and a little cooking oil or fat. mix until well combined into a soft dough and either roll out thin cakes and sandwich around the pork or simply mix the pork with the dough and form small cakes. Shallow fry or griddle-cook these on both sides until brown and eat with sour cream and roasted jalapenos.

              1. kparke30 Sep 6, 2006 08:17 PM

                Put it on some pizza dough or a pre baked or frozen pizza crust - quick & tasty!

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                  ricepad Sep 6, 2006 09:37 PM

                  This is gonna sound awful, but it's pretty good...pulled pork ice cream. Make a batch of your favorite recipe (either vanilla or plain sweet cream), and add a quarter cup of pulled pork just before you stop churning.

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                  1. re: ricepad
                    Bostonbob3 Sep 6, 2006 09:39 PM

                    You'd be a natural on Iron Chef America. :)

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                      Tee Sep 8, 2006 07:52 PM

                      you can't be serious

                      1. re: Tee
                        ricepad Sep 8, 2006 07:57 PM

                        Serious as a heart attack. I brought some to work, and even the skeptics agreed that it was good. Most of them also said they wouldn't eat it again - mostly because the idea of pork and ice cream turned them off - but they admitted they liked it.

                        1. re: Tee
                          The Professor Jun 4, 2009 09:57 AM

                          I see where you're coming from questioning the seriousness of it, but it's all in the perception. Just remember that there is a large population that finds putting cheese on a hamburger abhorrent. I'll admit the pork and ice cream thing sounds odd...but I don't doubt that it probably tastes pretty good. I don't see why it wouldn't, even if it's something that admittedly I never would have thought of.

                      2. Terrie H. Sep 6, 2006 09:44 PM

                        One of my favorite things at a local restaurant are pulled pork nachos.

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                        1. re: Terrie H.
                          rockycat Jun 3, 2009 06:28 AM

                          Would that be the Raleigh Times Bar? They make awesome pulled pork nachos and that was what I was going to suggest.

                        2. designerboy01 Sep 7, 2006 01:17 AM

                          Add some chopped up veggies and make fried rice.

                          You can also make wraps with the meat and veggies and use hoisin as a dipping sauce.

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                          1. re: designerboy01
                            stevuchan Sep 7, 2006 04:23 PM

                            Eggrolls, lumpia.

                          2. celeste Sep 7, 2006 04:40 PM

                            I have been in the same predicament and my favorite thing besides eating sandwich after sandwich is to make pulled pork eggs benedict and use the heated pulled pork as the meat under the eggs. FABULOUS. The hollandaise sauce cuts the vinegar.

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                              maureen Sep 7, 2006 09:04 PM

                              I made pulled pork this weekend so checked out this posting for ideas for myself. On reading some of the ideas I decided that making chili rellenos by stuffing pasilla chilis with the pork, adding a couple black olives and a sliver of carrot would make a great dish.

                              I could also just stuff the chilis the same as above, line a baking dish with the stuffed chilis, cover with some sauce, grated cheese and bake until hot and bubbly.

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                              1. re: maureen
                                Bostonbob3 Sep 7, 2006 09:10 PM

                                That's basically an oven version of ABTs. Good idea for when I can't grill.

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                                vkmcgee2 Jun 2, 2009 08:26 PM

                                I'm thinking a nice Korean or Tie Soup.
                                Haven't put together a recipe yet though.
                                I've got some pulled pork to use up and I'll
                                look into it tonight and try it tomorrow.

                                1. MrsCheese Jun 3, 2009 07:35 PM

                                  I always use it in quesadillas or tacos. Goes great with cilantro and cheese.

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                                    fern Jun 3, 2009 08:17 PM

                                    Put it into a tortilla with sliced avocado.

                                    1. k
                                      KiltedCook Jun 4, 2009 09:36 AM

                                      You actually HAVE leftover pulled pork? Shame on you! {grin}

                                      1. j
                                        jbrayner Jul 19, 2009 07:50 PM

                                        I got here looking for ideas as well. Anyone ever tried pulled pork salad. Same concept as chicken salad, just sub pork. I'm thinking a little smokey homemade mayo, some pork, scallions, salt, pepper, maybe some dill.

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                                          middydd Jul 19, 2009 07:55 PM

                                          Pulled Pork Pizza


                                          1. Phurstluv Jul 19, 2009 08:14 PM

                                            BBQ nachos. Drizzle with bbq sauce and ranch dressing.

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                                              KiltedCook Jul 20, 2009 10:59 AM

                                              Stuffed Buns

                                              Get some of that Frozen bread dough. Thaw it out. Grab a roll sized piece of dough and poke a hole into it to hollow it out. Stuff with pork, then roll to seal the pork inside. Bake until golden brown and delicious.

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                                                CanadaKitchenMama Oct 12, 2012 10:35 PM

                                                We are going to reserve some leftovers to create a poutine dish.

                                                1. Hank Hanover Oct 13, 2012 03:34 PM

                                                  Old thread but I will play along.
                                                  I saw chef Robert Irvine make an appetizer for a restaurant. He hollowed out two halves of a baked potato and filled the hollow with pulled pork. I think his had bbq sauce but you could try another sauce. I think he put cheese on top and through it all under a broiler.

                                                  Anyway ...sounds good.

                                                  The neeleys do something like that too.


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                                                  1. re: Hank Hanover
                                                    Tara57 Oct 13, 2012 05:36 PM

                                                    Pig potato -- top a baked potato with pulled pork, barbecue sauce, cheese, jalapeño slices

                                                    Pig salad -- top a big green salad with pulled pork and drizzle with barbecue sauce

                                                  2. jw615 Oct 13, 2012 10:16 PM

                                                    Not fancy, but pulled pork french bread pizza. Take a loaf of split french bread, or even a loaf of frozen garlic bread. Top with pulled pork and some mozzarella or mozzarella provolone blend. Cook in the oven until hot and melty.

                                                    Delicious. I have it for breakfast a lot.

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                                                    1. re: jw615
                                                      sparky403 Oct 15, 2012 03:00 PM

                                                      I'd make chilli out of it. If it's too sweet you could add a couple lbs of roasted Poblano's or green chilli - beans etc.

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