Pulled pork: so darn good (especially now I have a new Marion’s Kitchen meal kit for it!), but so many leftovers, am I right? A little really does go a long way, and when you’re cooking up a huge pork shoulder to feed the masses, there’s a good chance you’re going to have surplus. So what to do with it? Try these leftover pulled pork recipes, that’s what!
Be it a super sandwich, tasty roti wrap, Mexican-inspired nachos or piled on top of a humble baked potato, there are so many ways to use up pulled pork. And did someone say spring rolls, noodles and breakfast baked eggs? Oh, that’s right. I did! Enjoy, my friends…
What’s better than garlic chilli oil noodles? Pulled pork garlic chilli oil noodles. This recipe is super quick, coming together in under 10 minutes, and can be made extra tasty with the addition of your leftover pulled pork. The perfect addition if you’re after all the deliciousness with none of the added cooking time. Spicy, meaty, glossy noodles – you’re going to love this.
2. Pulled Pork Pizza
It’s the king of takeaways, but the true magic happens when you make your fave pizzas at home! Leftover pulled pork makes a delicious addition to your homemade pizza. Try a barbecue sauce base, then add pork, cheese and vegies of your choosing.
3. Pulled Pork Tacos
Tacos aren’t just for Tuesdays, my friends (as our best ever taco recipes prove). Serve warmed soft shells family-style with some pickled onion, shredded cabbage and guacamole, or whatever fillings you and your crowd like best.
The great thing about pulled pork is that it can be used in so many different recipes, and a little really does go a long way. Once you’ve enjoyed the bulk of it for your main meal, the leftovers can be put to good use the next day for a super-tasty, super-quick, super-fresh lunch with this pulled pork roti wrap. Imagine if a banh mi and a gyros had a baby, and you’re halfway to imagining this deliciousness that is this leftover pulled pork recipe.
5. Pulled Pork Sliders
There’s just something about mini, handheld food that makes it extra tasty. Sliders are one of my personal favourites when it comes to shrunken foods, and pulled pork is the perfect topping! I’d recommend slathering a lightly toasted brioche bun in homemade apple sauce or some classic BBQ sauce, before adding your pulled pork and a ‘homemade ‘slaw – divine!
6. San Choy Bow
San Choy Bow is a great way to eat salad and use up your leftover pulled pork in the process. Fill your crispy lettuce cups with rice noodles, fresh veg and your leftover pulled pork for a fresh and fulfilling weeknight meal. Top with some crushed peanuts and a spicy sauce, then get set for crunch and freshness.
For one of the best leftover pulled pork recipes, try using your extras as a spring roll filling! These crispy appetisers are soft and tender and have the irresistible pull of mozzarella with every mouthful, making them the perfect snack or starter to feed your loved ones.
8. Baked potato topping
Pulled pork makes the perfect topping for your baked spuds. There’s nothing better than a cheesy, buttery baked potato with a crispy skin – and I reckon the addition of pulled pork will really level up your next ‘tater. Combine with lashings of sour cream, salsa, guac and thinly sliced spring onions for extra freshness. If you’re a spice lover, you could even try adding some of our signature Coconut Sriracha – absolute bliss!
Another Mexican-inspired option is a classic quesadilla. What’s not to love about a toasted, cheese-filled tortilla? The best thing about quesadillas is you can fill them with absolutely anything you like, so pulled pork is a great option. Add some guac, maybe some grated zucchini for upping your vegetable count, refried beans… anything that takes your fancy.
Here’s a great way to use up all of those pulled pork leftovers: add it to the most important meal of the day. This breakfast recipe is a fantastic and filling way to get through the shredded savoury goodness. Added to a skillet with some cheese, crispy potatoes, gooey egg and a tangy sauce, and it’s guaranteed to get your day off to the perfect start.
11. Pulled Pork Rice Bowl
If you’re looking for a quick, easy and fulfilling lunch idea, look no further than rice bowls. Rice bowls are the ultimate lunchtime saviour, and your leftover pulled pork will level it up to perfection. Start with rice, add loads of your leftover pork and go crazy with fave vegies and extras. Keep it fresh with some pickled veg like our Hoi An Chicken Rice Bowl, or go all out and add your fave cooked veg like the Smoky Sriracha Prawn Rice Bowl. Choose your own adventure friends – drizzle your fave chilli sauce and get ready for a lunch to look forward to.
Nachos are the perfect vessel for pork-y, cheese-y goodness. The pulled pork shown in these nachos was made from scratch, however it works just as well with leftovers AND takes a fraction of the time.
13. Pulled Pork Ramen
Noodle lovers – this ones for you! If you’re a fiend for all things ramen-esque, try adding your leftover pulled pork to your fave soup base. Use our fan-favourite ramen recipes as inspo and get ready to create the ramen dish of your dreams with soy sauce eggs, green onions and Asian greens to round things off nicely.
14. Pulled Pork Banh Mi
Banh mi is truly a standout sandwich, so why not add some pulled pork to the mix? Use our Pork Belly Banh Mi as the ultimate inspo and add pickled carrot, fresh coriander and some sliced red chilli.
Enjoy… and let us know if you have any more pulled pork recipes to add to our list!