I LOVE it when I can use leftovers to create brand new dishes…and I did just that when we made our pulled pork last week! We had so much pork leftover that I wanted to do something more than just make more sandwiches…so I got BUSY!! Imagination, research and just plain cravings helped me decide what I wanted to cook….I do this with any leftovers we have….don’t throw it away….make something different and imaginative with it! Here are a few ideas of how I used all of the pulled pork we had left….Hope you enjoy and get some inspiration!!
Pulled Pork BBQ Pizza
To save time, I bought pizza dough at the store, but you could easily make your own. This was a super quick and easy dinner!! I cooked the whole pizza on the grill, but you can also do it in the oven.
Pizza Dough For The Grill:
Oil a large baking sheet and place pizza dough on it.
Stretch with your palms and fingers into a 13×9 rectangle.
Lift onto the hottest part of the grill.
Grill for 1-2 minutes until bottom becomes crisp. Move to a cooler side of the grill and brush top with oil.
Here’s what I used from my leftover pork. Use as much as you want of each topping to make your perfect pizza!
leftover pulled pork
bbq sauce (from the rib recipe)
shredded mozzarella cheese
shredded pepper jack cheese
thinly sliced onions
thinly sliced peppers
Layer mozzarella, sauce, pork, pepper jack, onions and peppers.
Add toppings and cook for 2-4 minutes until cheese is melted and toppings are heated through.
Move to hot part of grill for additional 1-2 minutes to finish and cook evenly.
BBQ PORK NACHOS
We made these as a great quick snack to go with cocktails (here). I made a delicious corn, black bean and mango salsa to go with them.
Like the pizza, use the amounts of each that fits your own taste.
diced jalapeño pepper
salt and pepper
Mix together in small bowl until combined. Set aside.
Pork for Nachos:
Leftover pulled pork.
pepper jack cheese, (or cheese of your choice) shredded
Heat tortilla chips in oven until warm. Add pulled pork on top of chips, then shredded cheese. Heat until cheese is melted.
Place on platter. Serve with salsa and enjoy!!
Don’t forget (impossible?! just in case) to serve with this delicious nachos: Margarita!
Beijos e Tchau!