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What should I make with left over pork shoulder

harryharry Apr 20, 2010 07:33 AM

I have some slow cooked pork shoulder left over - don't want to make bbq -
Have thought about enchiladas, but don't have a good recipe... any brilliant suggestions or enchilada recipes?

  1. monavano Jun 1, 2010 08:05 AM

    Roast pork sandwich with shards of sharp provolone and broccoli rabe on a really good sub/hoagie roll.
    It's a Philly favorite.

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    1. re: monavano
      bushwickgirl Jun 1, 2010 10:53 PM

      Oh yes, delish!

      1. re: monavano
        curlishari Jul 13, 2012 12:04 PM

        This is a delicious idea. I try to visit Tony Lukes whenever I am in Philly so I can enjoy one of these.

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        Rick May 31, 2010 06:17 PM


        I've made this recipe, and it's excellent! The leftovers freeze very well also.

        1. chef chicklet May 28, 2010 06:55 PM

          So many different dishes to make with a pork shoulder, but one house favorite is so simple and easy. Just pink pinto beans with pork. This makes the best pot of beans for a party, people will love you for making them. Add lots of dried chiles, fresh chiles, cumin, onions, celery, bay leaves, thyme and a few more things. Then when you bowl it up add lots of cilantro, fresh onion, cilantro, lime, sour cream, tomatoes, avocado, cheeses, you name it. Talk about cheap great food, nothng makes me happier!

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            tullius Apr 20, 2010 06:22 PM

            You still have some of the broth? Shred the meat & add roasted diced green chiles. Thicken enough broth to hold it together with a flour or masa slurry. Add cumin, coriander & mexican oregano if you like. Roll up for a burrito with beans & cheese, with onion, cilantro, avocado, tomato whatever on the side.

            1. Boccone Dolce Apr 20, 2010 06:22 PM

              Make Cubans!
              Make some chimichurri sauce and eat with torn off pieces of warm, flour tortillas! (can you sense my excitement for leftover pork options?!?!)
              Pork and Beans?

              I like the chilaquiles suggestion, actually... with a good, tomatillo sauce..

              1. MrsCheese Apr 20, 2010 05:41 PM

                I usually just make quesadillas - pork, cheese, cilantro, beans or sauteed onions if you like...

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                  runwestierun Apr 20, 2010 12:54 PM

                  Bao! Chinese pork buns. There's a good recipe at About.com

                  If I'm feeling lazy, I will just mix pork shoulder with a small jar of char sui sauce and a little ginger and garlic for the filling. Remember, the stiffer the dough, the fluffier the buns!

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                    paul balbin Apr 20, 2010 08:33 AM

                    Shred it, fry it up with some onion,garlic and red chilli. Twist it up in a tortilla with some
                    fresh chopped onion and a little hot sauce. Oui, la la.

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                    1. re: paul balbin
                      bushwickgirl Apr 20, 2010 12:49 PM

                      Actually, since it's a Tex Mex-ish dish, it should be sí, el de la.;-))

                    2. bushwickgirl Apr 20, 2010 07:57 AM

                      Pozole, add the pork towards the end of cooking. Here's a link with a few very good recipes:

                      Pork chili verde enchiladas, here's a recipe link for ideas:

                      Or how about a pulled pork enchilada with a roasted tomato sauce?

                      One of these recipes should help you use up the pork. Enjoy.

                      1. krisrishere Apr 20, 2010 07:45 AM

                        What about some chilaquiles topped with the pork? Or maybe even some nachos.

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