When we smoke pork it is an event. There is a large amount of pork butt that is created. Here is a sample.
So when you have this much pork there are only so many plates of bbq or pulled pork sandwiches that you can eat. And thus you have to become creative!
First up is this little concoction.
Potatoes, pork, chili, cheese and sour cream. We shall call you Bbq kitchen sink. Very yummy indeed and the smoked pork made for a nice change from what could have just been bacon for a loaded potato.
Boil potatoes (chunked)
Top with chili
Top that with pulled pork
Top that with cheese
Top that with sour cream
This is bbq frito pie
Make a layer of Fritos
Top with bbq pulled pork
Top with cheese
Heat until cheese is melted
Take 2 tablespoons of sour cream and one tablespoon of bbq sauce. Mix together and put on top of dish. So good!
Next: Siracha Style
My son makes ramen noodles with fried eggs. It tastes very similar to fried rice. He decided to add some pork and top that with Siracha sauce. He loved it. I did not get to try this dish but it’s Asian flair inspired this:
Spicy Peanut Pork and Noodles
This was my take on a spicy pork dish. I started with some cabbage. 1/2 a head to be exact.
Into the giant skillet it goes with 3-4 tablespoons of butter and 3 tablespoons of water. Cook it down over medium heat.
It tastes so buttery and good I could have stopped here. But keep going. It’s time to start the peanut sauce. Get a sauce pan and add crunchy peanut butter I think it was about 3/4 of a cup.
Next you need some Worcestershire just a splash
Next up balsamic vinegar. Again just a splash. Maybe 1 tablespoon.
Now for some sweet, a tablespoon of honey
And now it’s looking good getting warmed up and mixed together now for the heat.
A sprinkle of red pepper flakes adds that backend heat that is just right for this dish.
Let the sauce cook on low heat while you stir. Now it’s time to add some pork to the cabbage
The pork is already cooked so it’s warming through and finishing the cabbage.
The sauce turns a beautiful caramel color. We want to add it to the pork and cabbage mixture.
And for the finishing touch rice or noodles of your choice. We had gluten free spaghetti on hand so I went with those.
It was a great treat. My guys both loved it. It will be my lunch today as well. This is just one post about how we make leftovers last and be more interesting. Do you have any special tricks for leftovers?
Until next time familia,