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Our 5 Favorite Leftover Pulled Pork Meals

We all know the story, you make a mountain of pulled pork for a meal and have a ton leftover but don’t know what to make with it. I know, it’s a VERY serious problem. Luckily, we have a solution. Here are 5 of our favorite meals to make out of all that meat.

In our 26 Tips for Smoking Pork Butts, we learned all the tricks to smoking a delicious pork butt to shred into pulled pork. Use the leftover meat to create one of these delicious meals:


Pulled Pork Nachosbarbecue pulled pork nachos with sourcream, green onions and melted cheese

Nachos make an exceptional finger food for house parties. Make this meal your own by adding your favorite toppings like peppers or sour cream.

For these nachos, you can choose to make your own tortilla chips or simply pick up a bag of tortilla chips.

Layer your chips on a baking sheet, top with your pulled pork, cheese, and favorite toppings. Place your baking sheet in the oven or on the grill and cook until the cheese has melted. Then, enjoy!


Grilled Beer Cheese and Pulled Pork Sandwiches

A twist on the childhood favorite, grilled cheese. These sandwiches are guaranteed to be a hit at your next gathering and they are so simple to make when you have leftover pulled pork.

You make this dish the same way as any other grilled cheese. The only difference is the time you toast the sandwich on each side. Since you don’t have to wait for the cheese to melt, you can flip the sandwich sooner than you would with a regular grilled cheese.

If you have never made beer cheese before, Chili Pepper Madness has a delicious creamy beer cheese recipe you can try out.


Piggy Mac (Leftover Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese)Leftover Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

When cooking for a large group, nothing is easier than Piggy Mac. At the most basic level, this dish is simply mixing a lot of Mac & Cheese with a lot of pulled pork. However, you can add several veggies and seasonings to make it your own.

Not sure where to start? Nutmeg Nanny created piggy mac recipe a couple of years back that my nephew still asks for every time he stays with me.


Smoked Pulled Pork Wontons

Another tasty appetizer or finger food for your guests. The most difficult part of this recipe is folding those wontons correctly. If you’ve never tried, I would suggest reading this pulled pork wonton guide from Vindulge.

Feel free to get creative with your filling and dipping sauces. Coleslaw and green onions are great for a cool, crunchy filling, and I love using spicey mayo for the sauce!


Leftover Pulled Pork TacosPulled pork tacos with red cabbage and avocados

The possibilities are endless with this meal. Simply warm up your meat and tortillas (char them a bit over a gas burner if you like!) and dress up your taco any way you want.

Coleslaw, avocado, cilantro, and onions are just a few of the typical toppings. Check out Fervent Foodie’s pulled pork taco recipe for some tasty ideas.


This list didn’t even scratch the surface of all the leftover pulled pork recipes! If you didn’t see your favorite pulled pork meal on my list, let me know in the comments section!

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