16 Leftover Pulled Pork Recipes – Smoked BBQ Source

Fully cooked pulled pork recipe

We all know that last night’s dinner can be even more delicious the next day, so why try some of these great ideas for leftover shredded pork?

If you’re like me, your freezer is probably filled with leftover BBQ shredded pork.

The best part is that most of the hard work is done once the pork has been slowly cooked. So why not try some of these recipe ideas?

All you need to do is freeze it, add a few key ingredients and your lunch or dinner will be complete!

Our Favorite Creative Ways to Use Leftover Shredded Pork

1) Nachos loaded with smoked

shredded pork

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Loaded nachos are a tried and tested way to use large amounts of leftover shredded pork.

This recipe keeps things simple (no one wants to worry about leftovers) with grated cheese and your choice of ingredients.

You can use our homemade barbecue sauce recipe

, but any decent barbecue sauce will do the trick



5 oz rolled pork bag

  • reheated
  • with

  • corn chips
  • 1/3 cup

  • guacamole 1/3 cup
  • sour cream
  • 2

  • tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chives

Check out the full recipe for shredded pork nachos here.

2) Leftover

smoked shredded pork tacos tacos made from leftover shredded pork with pickles and BBQ sauce

While we’re inspired by Mexican dishes, don’t forget the tacos!

A classic meal that’s super easy to prepare, this recipe also allows you room to experiment a bit with the ingredients while using your leftover shredded pork.

Simply heat your leftover meat in a pan, put it in the taco shells and go crazy with the ingredients you love!


2 cups leftover shredded pork

    BBQ Sauce

  • 10-12 Corn tortillas
  • Southern-style coleslaw 1
  • sliced avocado Sliced red onion (optional)

  • Sliced
  • jalapeno
  • (optional
  • )

  • Sour cream
  • Cilantro
  • Hot sauce
  • Get the full recipe for leftover shredded pork tacos. 3) Sliders

Barbecued shredded pork shredded pork sliders

Sandwiches taste much better like sliders, and this is one of the best examples


It’s as simple as cutting the sliding buns and smearing them with BBQ sauce, piling up that shredded pork, some cabbage and cheese and then putting them in your smoker

. Ingredients:

  • 12 sliding buns
  • 2 cups shredded pork 1/4 cup BBQ

  • sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 5 slices Swiss cheese
  • 3 tablespoons

  • melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons bagel seasoning
  • Get the complete BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders recipe. 4)

  • Leftover shredded
  • pork pizza

(with a homemade dough recipe if desired)

The beauty of this recipe is that it can be as homemade as you want. Make the dough and sauce yourself if you’re feeling inspired, or go with ready-made ingredients if you’re short on time.

The ingredients can also be adjusted to your tastes, making it the perfect pleasure for the public.


1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 1/4 cup warm water 1/2 cup cold water 1 1/2

  • TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 2/3 cups

  • all-purpose flour, plus 1/4 cup kneading 3
  • /

  • 4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup marinara

  • sauce

  • 1/
  • 2

  • cup salsa BBQ
  • 2

  • tablespoons cornmeal
  • 2

  • cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup leftover shredded
  • pork

  • 1/4 red onion, cut into rings or slices
  • 2 TBS chopped fresh cilantro
  • handful of fresh arugula
  • Check out the recipe here.

  • 5) Potato skins stuffed with shredded pork <img src="" alt="Potato skins stuffed with

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Who can deny that almost anything with potatoes is the ultimate in comfort food?

Add cheese, sour cream, and shredded pork to the mix and you have a snack that’s really tempting


While there’s a bit of preparation involved, you can mass cook this and keep a crowd of people happy once they come out of the oven. The only question is, how many can a person eat in one session?


  • 8 small potatoes
  • of olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • 2

  • tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 pound shredded pork 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/

  • 4 cup Stubb’s Sweet Heat Bar-B-Q sauce 1/3 cup
  • sour cream 3
  • chopped green onions
  • Check out the recipe here. 6) Cuban

  • shredded
  • pork sandwich

Cuban Shredded Pork Sandwich

Perfect for lunch or a lazy dinner, these sandwiches are all the wonderful stuffing into a sandwich: pork, pickles, mustard, ham, and cheese.

Then everything is roasted just to top it off!

This is almost one of the easiest things you could do with your leftovers, and the results are addictive.



  • (8 inches) Cuban baguette or hoagie roll 1
  • to 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ,

  • shredded pork scraps
  • 2

  • slices ham. 2 slices
  • of

  • cheese
  • .

  • Homemade bread and butterpickles

For the full list of toppings and instructions, see the recipe here.

7) Shredded pork and cheese

mac Mac of shredded pork and cheese

Marry off with two of the most beloved comfort dishes and you will surely be a winner. This recipe combines the classic barbecue flavors of shredded pork along with the sticky macaroni and cheese cheese.

Get creative and swap shredded pork for shredded chicken, or choose whether you want vintage cheese or a smooth creamy cheese.


  • 1 pound elbowed macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons

  • unsalted butter 2 tablespoons
  • flour 2
  • cups

  • whole milk, heated 4 cups
  • shredded cheddar cheese Whatever


fancy, click on it for the recipe as a starting point and find out how you like your shredded meat macaroon, then have some friends and family to share!

8) Cake

shredded pork shepherd Shredded pork shepherd's pie

Although technically not a

true shepherd’s cake (they’re made with lamb), this recipe is so delicious that it doesn’t really matter what you call it.

All you need to transform your leftover shredded pork into the perfect meal on a winter night is some frozen peas and corn, your favorite BBQ sauce, puree, and plenty of cheese.


5-6 cups shredded pork 2 cups

  • BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup frozen

  • peas
  • 1 cup

  • frozen corn
  • 3-4 pounds potatoes
  • 2

  • tablespoons butter
  • 1/

  • 4 cup milk
  • 1

  • 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • To learn how to make this dish, click here. 9)

  • Shredded

pork enchiladas

(Only 15 minutes preparation required!)

Enchiladas de pork descruzado

This recipe uses Mexican-style shredded pork (Carnitas) as a starting point. If you have something handy in the freezer, you can assemble this dish in about 15 minutes.

Of course, you’ll need a little time in the oven to allow the cheese to melt and the edges of the pork to become crispy, but the lack of effort required to make this delicious dinner makes this a perfect weekday meal.


2 cups (packed) pork carnitas (Mexican shredded

  • pork) or other shredded meat (see notes
  • ) 1

  • tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup

  • canned black beans or red beans
  • , drained 1 can (15oz/

  • 400g) corn kernels, drained
  • 2 cups

  • grated cheese (any good melted cheese
  • )

  • 8 tortillas
  • 3 cups (750ml / 25oz) enchilada sauce

Check out the recipe here.

10) Barbecued pork and Penne pan

Penne pork and pan barbecue Hands

up if you like pasta! Transform your leftover shredded pork into the base of a delicious pasta sauce.

With ingredients that are cheap and easy to find, this quick and inexpensive dinner is plentiful and is sure to be a hit with the family.


1 packet (16 ounces) penne pasta 1 cup chopped

  • sweet red bell pepper
  • 3

  • /4 cup
  • chopped onion 1 tablespoon butter 1

  • tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) freshly grilled pork Fully cooked refrigerated
  • For the full recipe, click here.

  • 11)

Pulled Pork Hash

(You don’t have to wait until dinner time to enjoy shredded pork!)

Pulled Pork Hash

Anyone who grew up in a thrifty household will know all about hashish. Basically, just throw everything you have left in the fridge with some potatoes and fry. And there’s your breakfast!

So why not try it with shredded pork?


1 tablespoon vegetable oil or EVOO 1 red onion, diced 1 orange bell pepper, diced 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced 2 garlic cloves, diced 1 cup

  • shredded pork
  • 5 large potatoes, boiled and then diced (optionally peel)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon
  • kosher salt
  • 1

  • teaspoon
  • pepper

  • 1 cup
  • cheddar cheese
  • 3 large
  • eggs

  • scallions and jalape├▒o to garnish, optional

Like many of the recipes on our list, there’s plenty of room for customization within this dish, so check out the recipe here for the base of the dish, and then add what you can pull out of your fridge!

12) Shredded pork empanadas with adobo aioli sauce (if you need a hit of vegetables) <img src="" alt="

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Let’s be honest: most of the recipes we’ve seen so far are incredibly meaty


But if you crave some veggies, or have some wrinkled in the fridge, this recipe is a good balance of meat and veggies, all wrapped in a small practical package.

If you’re having trouble finding empanada dough, you could try making your own, or just using cakes.

All the ingredients you need can be found in the recipe here.


Cuban French bread pizza

Cuban French bread pizza

Back to meat, meat,

more meat and cheese with this quick and tasty weekday gift


Combining ham, shredded pork and lots of cheese into a bread base, it’s easy to see why this meal is plentiful and a crowd please.


  • French bread (I used underwater rolls
  • )

  • Yellow mustard
  • Shredded pork (preheated
  • )Sliced

  • pickles (patted dry
  • )

  • Sliced Swiss cheese Sergeant┬«

Follow this link to see the full recipe.


Cuban pizza

La pizza Cuban

This recipe is inspired by Cuban-style pizzas. A good touch of sweet is introduced with bread and butter pickles, which go very well with shredded pork.

Just to be sure, two types of cheese are part of the topping, because you can never have too much cheese on a pizza!



  • prepared Sam Adams beer pizza dough
  • 1

  • tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard

  • 6 oz
  • diced ham 1/2 cup drained

  • pickled bread and butter
  • 1/2 cup

  • roasted red bell pepper, diced 1/
  • 2 thinly sliced

  • small yellow onion 1
  • cup
  • grated Swiss cheese

  • 2 cups grated partially skim mozzarella cheese
  • pepper

The creator of this recipe is contagiously excited about it, so follow the link here and get inspired.

If you want to learn more about other styles of pizza, we have an entire post dedicated to different types of pizza.

15) Shredded pork poutine with BBQ sauce.

Shredded pork poutine with BBQ sauce

is a classic Canadian dish


For those who are not familiar with what a poutine entails, I will give you a hint: cheese curd, chips and sauce.

It is not necessary to stretch the imagination much to conclude that this combined with shredded pork results in a very smoky and satisfying comfort food. ingredients:

  • 6 reddish potatoes
  • 2 cups meat sauce 1

  • /2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 pound shredded pork

  • 2 cups salt cheese curd
  • ,

  • to taste
  • To find the full recipe, follow this link. 16) Grilled

  • cheese of barbecued shredded pork


BBQ Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

The combination of shredded pork, grilled melted cheese and buttery toast is so hard to beat


This recipe also includes coleslaw, which introduces a good level of crunch. You can put the sandwich or set it aside.

Check out the recipe here and decide how you like your coleslaw.


quick scroll through these recipes tells us there’s plenty you can do with leftover shredded pork. In fact, the hardest part is choosing which recipe to try first!

What do you think of this list of recipes?

Are there recipes we’ve missed that you think are worth adding to the list? Let us know in the comments section below.

And if you enjoyed this summary and found some inspiration, be sure to share it with your friends!

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