Using Your Leftover Pulled Pork

Smokin Js Barbeque pulled porkBeing a professional barbecue competition team, you have plenty of neighbors and friends eagerly awaiting your return from a competition, to see if you had any leftover meat.

They politely inquire, “how did you do this weekend?”  Followed up with, “did you have leftovers?”

Typically, we have several family members or friends who visit us during a competition, which we will gladly share leftovers, once all turn in boxes are complete.

Sometimes, we end up taking some home and freezing it for future meals.

Using our Food Saver is the best way to store leftover pork.

This model comes with various size bags.  The quart size is perfect to accommodate portions for two people.

Once frozen, just label them and store them in the deep freezer until needed.

Heating Up Leftovers

Through trial and error, I have discovered the most efficient way to heat up leftover barbecue and keep the integrity of the meat’s moisture and flavor.

  1. Add water to a large pot; big enough to accommodate your package of frozen barbecue without spilling.
  2. Place pot on stove top and heat till JUST BEFORE BOILING
  3. Reduce heat to allow water to simmer and add your frozen barbecue – BAG AND ALL – to the simmering water
  4. Using tongs, turn bag over after approximately 10-15 minutes (for quart size bag, maybe longer for larger bags)
  5. Allow to simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes (for a quart size bag, maybe longer for larger bags)
  6. Remove bag from water and place on towel
  7. Carefully open bag and pour barbecue into a bowl
  8. Serve

Barbecue Pizza

Recently, after heating up some leftover barbecue in the above method, I decided to try it on pizza.

You can buy quality pizza dough in the dairy section of your local supermarket.

Using packaged dough, I used my favorite marinara sauce, Nellino’s Sauce Company.

Barbecue PizzaPlaced some pepperoni slices on top of the sauce.

Dropped the small “pearl” drops of mozzarella cheese over the pizza and a 1/4 cup of sharp cheddar cheese.

Sprinkled on the barbecue.

Placed in a preheated 450º oven, straight on the oven rack.

Baked for about 15-18 minutes.

Removed and let set on the cutting board for about 4-5 minutes, then cut with a pizza roller.

It was delicious!

Do you have any unusual ways to use up leftover pulled pork?  Please share them in the comments!

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