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18 Leftover Pulled Pork Recipes

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Homemade Pulled Pork

Transform last night’s leftovers into another fantastic meal with these lip-smacking pulled pork recipes!

Considering that pulled pork takes such a long time to prepare, it makes sense to cook it in large batches.

This is great, because not only does pulled pork have a long shelf-life, but it also becomes more flavorful as time passes.

Thankfully, there are so many dishes you can make out of this tender and flavorful meat. It’s challenging to pick out which one to try first!

I’ve rounded up 18 delicious leftover pulled pork recipes for you to try! Whether you’re in the mood for pizza, tacos, or stew, I’ve got you covered.

So go ahead, repurpose your leftover pulled pork, and make these easy, budget-friendly, and scrumptious next-day meals.

1. Pulled Pork Sandwiches 

When it comes to pulled pork recipes, sandwiches are always the first things that come to mind.

There’s really nothing better than shredded barbeque meat resting between bread.

This fool-proof recipe is the quickest way to put food on the table! Just stuff those sandwiches with your leftover pulled pork, mustard, pickles, and cheese, and you’re all set.

And since it’s so easy, you can make it anytime, any day. 

Pulled pork sandwiches are best served with coleslaw. Whether you add it to your sandwich or eat it on the side, you can’t go wrong.

2. Pulled Pork Chili 

In this recipe, you get a fusion of two comfort foods: pulled pork and chili. Together, these two make a hearty, mouthwatering, and seriously addictive dish.

Who says you can’t use shredded pork to make chili? Go ahead and use your leftover pulled pork to make the most incredible chili ever!

With this recipe, you get a combination of smoky barbecue and Tex-Mex flavors in a one-of-a-kind treat.

3. Pulled Pork Tacos

Speaking of Tex-Mex dishes, how about some pulled pork tacos? 

This recipe is such a breeze to make, you can definitely add it to your weekly meal rotation.

Just be sure to add your favorite Mexican toppings to make your tacos explode with amazing flavors and textures.

Imagine sweet and savory shredded pork resting in a soft tortilla or crunchy taco shell, topped with sour cream, salsa, and avocado. Boy, what an insanely delicious treat!

4. Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Here’s another Tex-Mex dish that you can make out of your leftover pulled pork: enchiladas!

Picture yourself devouring tortilla-wrapped shredded pork, corn kernels, and black beans topped with salsa and ooey-gooey cheese.

What a delight! Now turn that image into reality by making the recipe! 

Don’t worry, it’s so easy, you’ll only need 15 minutes of hands-on preparation, and the rest is up to the oven.

Barbecue Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

5. Barbecue Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

Barbecue pulled pork plus mac and cheese? It’s a glorious combination of two well-loved dishes.

This creamy and cheesy pasta dish is loaded with tender barbecue goodness! Together, these two dishes make the quintessential comfort food.

Done in just over an hour, this feel-good dish is an A+ in my book.

6. Pulled Pork Sweet Potato Hash

This pulled pork sweet potato hash comes together in just one skillet! 

I never knew that tender sweet potatoes and sweet and spicy pulled pork make such a wonderful combination.

I’m so grateful that I found this recipe because it opened my eyes to this fantastic pairing!

It’s so easy to make, too. Just toss all the ingredients together and boom, you’re done!

Topped with runny eggs, this casserole is just absolutely stunning. Hearty, tasty, and gluten-free, this dish is perfect any time of the day.

Pulled Pork Egg Rolls

7. Pulled Pork Egg Rolls 

In this Asian-American fusion, you get sweet and tender barbecued meat in golden fried wrappers. What a lovely combination!

These pulled pork egg rolls make a fantastic appetizer. But you can also serve them as a main dish, served with rice or noodles.

They taste fantastic with coleslaw, as well. Just toss shredded cabbage and carrots in a dressing made with mayo, vinegar, sugar, celery, salt, garlic salt, and pepper.

8. Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie 

Traditional shepherd’s pie is made with lamb. But this recipe using pulled pork tastes just as good!

This creative riff on a classic combines sweet and savory pulled pork with peas, corn, mashed potatoes, and cheese. Tell me that’s not an interesting combination of flavors!

Barbecue-y and cheesy, this dish is perfect for the cold weather. One spoonful is enough to warm your soul. It’s the ultimate comfort food! 

BBQ Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

9. BBQ Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese 

You know what’s even more drool-worthy than regular pulled pork sandwiches? Ones that are oozing with melted cheese!

There’s just something about barbecue and cheese that’s so irresistible. Sweet and succulent pulled pork plus melted cheese? Yes, please!

And when placed in between two slices of buttery toasted bread? Oh boy, the flavors and textures are just spot on!

When serving barbecue pulled pork grilled cheese, you’ll want some coleslaw on the side. Aside from introducing a tangy flavor, it also adds a nice crunch to the meal.

10. Pulled Pork Stuffed Peppers

Pulled pork and bell peppers? I’ll have three servings, please! 

I am completely obsessed with these pulled pork stuffed sweet bell peppers! The combination of sweet bell peppers and barbecue pulled pork is just impeccable.

Topped with a creamy tomato-basil dressing and baked to perfection, this dish is sensational to say the least. And it’s so easy to make, too!

Pulled Pork Pizza

11. Pulled Pork Pizza

True story: I can eat pizza for days. And I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in this. If you’re like me, then this recipe is a must-try.

This homemade pizza is so tasty and easy to make! All you need is leftover pulled pork, frozen pizza crust, and a bunch of veggies and seasonings. 

With a sweet and tangy sauce made with barbecue sauce, chipotle chili powder, salt, and pepper, this pizza is so sweet and savory.

This recipe calls for bell peppers and onions, but you can customize yours and add whatever toppings you want.

I love pineapple chunks (don’t judge) and lots and lots of cheese on mine!

Pulled Pork Tamales

12. Pulled Pork Tamales

Tamales are a Latin American dish that’s loved all over the country. Make them with pulled pork, and you’ll have a creative variation to the classic!

Tamales are made with a cornmeal dough called masa harina, which is available in most supermarkets. And don’t worry, because it’s not as difficult to make as you think. 

Forming the dough is just a matter of beating ingredients in a bowl, then steaming it with the pulled pork filling. It only takes 20 minutes. So easy!

Pulled Pork Empanadas

13. Pulled Pork Barbecue Empanadas

These pulled pork barbecue empanadas will surely knock your socks off! 

Pulled pork is already flavorful enough, but when you add more barbecue sauce, cheese, and aji sauce to it, it makes the most wonderful-tasting empanada filling.

The combination of flavors is pure perfection.

When you bake them in buttery and flaky empanada crust, oh my goodness, you guys! It’s truly one of the most spectacular snacks I’ve ever had in my life.

Here’s a tip: don’t be afraid to add more ingredients to the filling! If you have leftover veggies sitting in the fridge, add those to the mix! 

14. BBQ Pork Sliders

Barbecue pork sliders are always a hit at backyard and tailgate parties. Aside from being super easy to make and eat, they’re also out-of-this-world fantastic.

I mean, who doesn’t love these sweet and smoky sandwiches?

Whether you use mini-buns or slider buns, they will always be a hit. Served with coleslaw and barbecue on the side, this dish is the ultimate party favorite.

Pork Stew

15. Pork Stew

This pork stew is loaded with tender pulled pork, hearty potatoes and veggies, and a savory broth.

Flavored with rosemary, oregano, and other fresh herbs, this soup is the epitome of comfort. 

Whether you make it on the stovetop or in the slow cooker doesn’t matter – it’s still super easy and yummy. It’s so good, I can gobble up one bowl in minutes!

You can devour this scrumptious stew on its own, but to make it even heartier, serve it with rice or dinner rolls and butter.

Taco Soup with Pulled Pork

16. Taco Soup with Pulled Pork

Use your leftover pulled pork to make this ridiculously chunky and hearty taco soup. All you need is 15 minutes of prep time!

This soup has barbecue and Mexican flavors, making the most epic soup there ever was. If you’re feeling down and blue, this is the perfect comfort soup for you!

Topped with your favorite Tex-Mex ingredients – cheese, salsa, guacamole, the works – this soup is sure to hit the spot.

17. Pulled Pork Burritos

Here’s another Tex-Mex inspired dish. This pulled pork burrito combines all the flavors I love in one spectacular wrap.

What’s not to love? You have sweet and smoky barbecued pulled pork, Mexican rice, and shredded cheese wrapped in a soft and chewy tortilla bread.

As if that’s not amazing enough, it’s covered in a ridiculously creamy and cheesy sauce and then baked to perfection!

Pulled Pork Breakfast Casserole

18. Pulled Pork Breakfast Casserole 

This pulled pork breakfast casserole is hearty, cheesy, sweet, savory, and spicy. Imagine all those wonderful flavors rolled into one fantastic casserole.

What a perfect way to start the day!

This dish perfectly captures the combination of Tex-Mex and barbecue flavors. It’s so good, I don’t mind eating this for lunch and dinner as well!

How Long is Leftover Pulled Pork Good For?

Here’s what I love about pulled pork — as long as you store it properly, it can last for as long as 2 to 3 months. All the more reason to make it in bulk!

Can You Freeze Leftover Pulled Pork?

Yes. In fact, it’s the best way to store leftover pulled pork. Here’s how you do it:

Transfer the leftovers with some of its juices in air-tight containers or freezer-safe bags. Store them in individual servings so that they’re easier to defrost when needed.

Leave out an inch of headspace to give way for expansion. Label the containers accordingly. 

When using freezer-safe bags, squeeze out as much excess air as you can before you seal them. Freeze for up to 2 to 3 months.

When you’re ready to use them, transfer the pulled pork into the fridge overnight.

Reheat it in the oven or in a skillet over low heat. Be sure to include the juices to prevent the meat from drying out.

18 Leftover Pulled Pork Recipes

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