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May 2, 2007 06:33 AM

what to do with leftover bbq pulled pork?

so i spent sunday afternoon slow cooking 6.5 pounds of pork shoulder and have made a TON of bbq pulled pork (homemade bbq sauce!). quite honestly, i must say the the recipe i used kicked a$$! but now i have a ton leftover and am not sure what to do with it? (aside from give it away). i have made taco salad w fresh homemade salsa and of course, pulled pork sandwiches.

any other creative suggestions?


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  1. Although this is pulled pork you can try to make it into a carnitas style dinner. Or go Cuban and serve the pulled pork with a mojo sauce and fried ripe plantains or tostones

    1. Pulled pork pasta. Use your sauce, boil up your favorite pasta, throw in some of the pulled pork, toss, and serve.

      How 'bout sharing that kick-a$$ recipe?

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      1. re: ricepad

        the recipe is easy...
        5-5.5 pork shoulder (i got it with bone in and trimmed the fat)
        rub: cumin, corriander, onion powder, chili powder, salt, pepper (equal parts)
        put the rubbed pork shoulder in slow cooker
        to the slow cooker, add ...
        1 can of crushed tomatoes
        2 chopped jalapenos
        1 chopped onion
        1 inch ginger, peeled and sliced
        1 jar of apriot jam (gives it a nice sweet taste)

        cook on high for 5 hours or on low for 8 hours.

        pull the pork out when it's done and fork shred. then, let all the good juice in the slow cooker cool for a bit and with a hand blender, blend the sauce (add salt and pepper to taste). reduce the sauce until it thickens up a bit. then add sauce to shredded pork.

        it's really awesome. and like most things, it's better the second day! ENJOY!!

        1. re: scout1

          If you have a Weber kettle or other outdoor cooker (non-gas), try using it instead of a slow cooker. It takes more time, effort and attention, but you'll never go back to the crock pot after you get a taste of 'real' bbq!

      2. Burritos, tacos, etc. Scrambled eggs. Pretty much anything.

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        1. re: mojoeater

          I've made enchiladas with my leftovers and they were great.


        2. Pulled pork hash.

          Dice up some cooked potatoes, add sauted onion, the pork and top wijh a fried egg.

          1. I make pulled pork and cheddar spring rolls.... buy some egg roll or spring roll wrappers... fill with pulled pork and a couple chunks of cheddar - deep fry or shallow fry. serve with spicy buttermilk sauce - buttermilk, cayenne, s&P, onion & garlic powder, herbs, etc....