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Dec 22, 2011 09:24 AM

What in the world do I do with a leftover cooked half of a 6 pound roasted loin of pork?

Herb roasted this gorgeous Costco Pork Loin Roast. Fantastic! Day 2 made Pork Fried Rice and now this giant remainder of roast taunts me every time u open the fridge.

Appreciate all suggestions because I'm seriously blanking on his one and what a waste if I have to dump this thing.

Thanks and happy holidays!

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  1. Cut it up in cubes. Use some for 'mexican' soup - saute chopped onions, garlic, celery, a jalapeno or two, oregano. Add a couple of cans of chopped roasted green chiles, meat, and several cups of beans (pinto, pink, etc.). Serve with grated mozzarella or queso fresco.

    Freeze the other cubes for soup or chili at a later date.

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      1. re: tcamp

        if you use canned hominy instead of beans, plus chicken stock, that's my version of posole. shred the meat instead of cutting into cubes, it looks more "authentic"

        1. re: tcamp

          My first thought was Mexican or tex-mex too. You could get a lot of tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas etc. out of that tasty pork.

        2. Make a psuedo mu shu pork; cut a med-thick slice/slices of the pork, cut into slivers. marinate in a little soy/sugar/ginger. make the mu shu veggies and sauce, and just mix in your cooked pork near the end to warm through. Serve with very fresh thin flour tortillas and dipping sauce. YUM!

          This can be your 'chinese' meal - a real christmas tradition!

          1. Sang├╝iches Cubanos..! Cuban Sandwiches. Delicioso...


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              1. Why not just freeze it for now--maybe cut up into slices or chunks--and use it after the will keep.

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                1. re: escondido123

                  All great suggestions. I love mu shu and cubans! And yeah .. I guess we could freeze it. I'm just so bad at pulling things out to defrost.

                2. Better yet, pulled pork in homemade BBQ sauce. Makes great sandwiches with crusty rolls like Kaiser rolls. The BBQ sauce we make is very thin.

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                  1. re: ChiliDude

                    when I saw your screen name I thought you were going to propose pork & cheese & green chile.

                    1. re: ChiliDude

                      Ooh, and you can put THAT in quesadillas. Pulled pork quesadillas are one of my favorite things!

                      1. re: Lady_Tenar

                        quesadillas -- another grand idea.

                        lovin' the mu shu, too.

                        honestly, who would even CONCEIVE of tossing it?